What do you know about your current state of health? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you know your cholesterol levels? Do you have inflammation in your body? Would you try to fix your car without having a good look at what’s wrong first? Would you even know what to look for? Probably not, unless, of course, you are a mechanic – an expert.
Your body is no different. Work with a qualified health practitioner and get a complete picture of your current state of health. Do not self-diagnose. Whether you work with a naturalpath, nutritionist or medical doctor is your personal choice.
If you’re working with a medical doctor, find one who understands the importance of good nutrition and who is open to alternative and complementary medicine.
Learn as much as you can about the condition you may have and it’s underlying causes. Also learn about any disease that may run in your family. You may need more information than your health practitioner has time to give you. Read books, join support groups and use the internet* to find out as much as you can.
For information on how to assess your heart health, read The Doctor’s Heart Cure. You will find out exactly what to test for and what to do to promote a healthy heart. Read what other readers think about this book at Amazon.com.
Do you smoke? What do you eat? How active are you? How is your work-life balance? How do you relax? What do you do for fun?
Is your lifestyle promoting illness or health?
There are a number of websites that offer online health assessments and these can be useful for assessing your lifestyle. However, they often make suggestions that are too simple and for that reason potentially dangerous. They are not a substitute for a thorough check-up by a doctor, naturalpath or nutritionist.
As you learn about your own health you will also be learning about the things you can do that may help or hurt you. It’s not rocket science. It’s common sense.
Only with full picture of your health and lifestyle, can you make informed decisions about how to get healthy. There really is no time like the present – get started today.
*The internet is a great place to find information about health, however, be aware that if you are not well, you may be particularly vulnerable to scams and false claims. If you have been diagnosed with an illness, do not embark on any health regime without consulting a health practitioner first.