What is Health & Wellness
and how is it Connected with Meniere's Disease?
Health and Wellness: our fantasy and strong
desire. But do you know what is to be healthy? To be well?
If you don't think you've achieved your optimum health level yet, how will you
know when you have achieved it?
Find concepts that have helped others achieve healthier lives. Then use those
ideas to reach and maintain your own optimum lifestyle.
Here are some of these concepts, all backed by mainstream research. This information
is trustworthy: it uses current research
information and is easy to understand. Health & wellness are certainly within
the reach of anyone who really wants to achieve it.
These ideas include a practical definition of health and wellness, basic knowledge
of what your body needs and a short biology lesson. Also the prevention of degenerative
diseases is touched on and the possible need for nutritional supplementation
For most people, health and wellness is a physical AND mental state. It is the
overall feeling of fitness: of having all your body systems performing the way
they are meant to: without pain or discomfort: and a desire to conquer your
own world! Just lots of energy and confidence!
A very quick and informal biology lesson
Some of the major nutrients that your body requires are proteins, carbohydrates,
fats, vitamins, minerals, and water. In order to function efficiently, these
are required on a regular basis and in the specific amounts. Nutrients are digested
and absorbed through the digestive wall of your stomach and intestines, and
then transported via your blood stream as sugar to the individual cells in your
body. Your cells then use them to maintain and rebuild body tissue. They also
perform all the necessary body functions. As well they are needed to activate,
regulate, and control many of the metabolic functions that take place in your
One of these important functions is to maintain your body's natural defense
system: the immune system. This is your GREATEST ALLY against disease! This
defense system helps your body resist infection and is very dependent on good
nutrition! Unless your eat a variety of foods, you may not be getting all the
nutrients you need. Also the need for some nutrients can be increased or modified
when the body is stressed: i.e. surgery, infections, illnesses, etc.
Under normal conditions, each cell in your body develops in a very orderly fashion.
Your body is made up of millions of cells and these make up your systems. Very
simply, when old cells wear out, new cells replace them. Your body totally depends
on what you feed it.
No two people require the same amount of energy though they might be the same
size, sex, and age. Instead there is a wide range of energy "intakes" that can
be considered adequate
If you have kept abreast of environmental information in the last few years,
you would be somewhat concerned. Our air and water pollution has increased.
The use of pesticides and antibiotics has increased. Fast-paced lifestyles require
foods) that have little or no nutritional value. Busy lives are stress-filled
and leave little room for relaxation. The list can go on ...these tax your immune
Nutrition is a very important part of your everyday decision process.
Good nutrition will provide your body with
the energy, and strength, and the building blocks it needs as well as the ability
to heal and fight off infections and diseases. Poor nutrition causes fatigue
weight loss, and subsequently you are unable to give your best effort. It allows
the degenerative process to get a foothold.
There are well over 30 nutrients that your body needs every day. If you can't
get all the required nutrients through diet, nutritional supplements may be
needed to support your body against these chronic (degenerative) diseases that
are just waiting to attack.
When you provide your body with nutrients at optimal levels, the body is able
to function at a high level.
In this day of biochemical research when we are now able to determine what is
happening in every part of every cell, the very essence of degenerative diseases
is coming to light. Oxygen that is so necessary for life has a dark side to
it: oxidative stress.
You could end up with one or more of these degenerative diseases. It is a well-known
fact that degenerative diseases are preventable. The prevention of the progressive
discomfort and end stages of many of these diseases makes it well worth while
for you to consider some preventable measures now.
How are many physicians now attacking this problem? With Bionutrition.
Bionutrition is a relatively new term created to help us understand the treatment
and use of nutritional supplements and nutrition to enhance or promote a better
quality of life. There is a lot of research now underway and the results are
showing that if you have better understanding of your nutritional intake, you
would probably make better food choices. Bionutrition provides the optimal level
of nutrients to prevent or at least delay chronic degenerative disease heart
attacks, Alzheimer's Dementia, stroke, cancer, etc... The body then does what
it's meant to do.
Bionutrition is provided usually by nutritional supplements in a complete, balanced
form. However sometimes especially for degenerative diseases specific herbal
combinations might be used.
The safest way to start your journey of PREVENTION is to work with a low fat,
low carbohydrate, high fibre diet and include a moderate exercise program. AS
ALWAYS, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR FOR APPROVAL. You will also, most probably, want
to find a very effective, complete, balanced nutritional supplement program
to supply the missing, but necessary dietary support.
Your greatest defense against disease is your own healthy body. Common sense
says that you need a strong, healthy immune system that will maintain and protect
As mentioned earlier, the essential components for maintaining good health are
vitamins, minerals, calcium, fiber and polyunsaturated and supersaturated fats.
They are essential for protecting our cells and providing the nutrients needed
for your body to function at its optimum level. In addition to the essential
vitamins and minerals, elements that are "optimizers" may be used to enhance
and supplement individual needs.
There is a strong connection between your body and your mind. Many people are
afraid of pursuing this idea to any degree. They feel that if you can't see
it, it doesn't exist. However, this connection is very real. For your own wellbeing,
you would do well to at least acknowledge it and use it a tiny bit. For example,
it is a well-known fact that if you act enthusiastically even when you don't
feel it, you WILL eventually FEEL it!
So instead of focusing on loosing weight, focus on becoming healthier. See
yourself as having loads of energy: of doing a specific sport or activity that
you wouldn't normally think you could do. Let your mind get you started on a
healthier and more enjoyable lifestyle. To develop and maintain a life-long
lean body it is essential to develop a winning attitude. Realize that this could
mean changing some unhealthy habits and counterproductive thoughts.
The importance of nutrition in staying active and energetic is now widely accepted.
Nutrition is about what you eat and how this food effects your body and health.
Health happens when your body is fed optimally and provides you with energy
and enthusiasm. And the best way to get a achieve this is through a balanced
diet. You want to do everything possible to enhance the quality of your life.
This is not alternative medicine. This concept is well supported by research
from respected mainstream medical and nutritional journals.
You need to look at your present nutritional level to see if it meets your needs.
(Does it give you the energy you require? Are you always ready to do those things
which you really love doing?) If it doesn't meet your needs, then start to look
at what you eat because it's the only way for "energy" to enter your body.
If you take an active part in your health prevention today, it will repay you
handsomely later on. And that "pay back time" doesn't have to be far, far down
the road. It can be a little as next month or two months from the start. For
most people it averages between three to four months: then they really have
noticeable changes. Bodies are all different and require different levels of
nutrition to create the necessary energy. BUT it does need some basics. Once
you understand this whole concept, it won't be difficult to look at degenerative
diseases in a very different and encouraging light. LIFE can be whatever you
choose to make it.
Please remember this information is just that: information. We are only here
to make you aware of the latest research. Please consult your doctor for more
a specific diagnosis.
By Karin Henderson - Nurse, Retired.
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