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Lot's of diseases are preventable - what else is new, you may ask....
How come most of us mere mortals are not motivated enough to prevent diseases... ?
Take smoking for example, I guess most smokers know that smoking is a health hazard, it's written on the pack, isn't it?
Smoking >> Lung Cancer, wow, how much more motivation do you want, but it's still not enough, people still do smoke. Obviously, lung cancer, which is caused by smoking could be easily prevented.
Weight-problems, not only can it be prevented, it can be successfully treated, and if you see the social ramification, particularly in combination with smoking and heavy drinking,
wow again, most of our health problems would be solved and we wouldn't have half the problem with overcrowded hospitals, long waiting lists, health insurance cost, etc, etc....
But...... still not enough motivation....
Actually, I think it would be cheaper to pay people to lose weight, to stop smoking, to slow down drinking, than to pay the enormous health cost associated with the health implication of above mentioned health problems.
Back to prevention, with other words, people surely would like to prevent becoming sick, if just they could take a pill for it. You see, people live a busy life and may not or can not be bothered to look after their own health, or to prolong their life, keeping good health.
So, I am talking to you, because you are different, you care, you like to prevent ill health and chronic disease.
I guess, you don't smoke, don't drink or only the occasional glass of red wine, (anti-oxidant - that's my excuse) you are slim and fit and live a healthy lifestyle.
So, what else can you do for prevention?
Here it comes:
Find your weak spots, we all have weaknesses, and they have attached to it > associated diseases.
Knowing those, can help to prevent diseases by strengthening those weak points....
By example > If your dad, your granddad, and maybe even your greatgranddad, all died of a heart attack with 45, you probably have a weakness in that area, and you should make sure, that you are the one who brakes that cycle.
Knowing that, you probably are off to the Doctor, have a few tests, but you are only 30 and everything is OK?
Don't be fooled, your good Doctor can only treat a disease, not something which hasn't caused signs and symptoms yet.
With other words, Doctors are waiting for a disease to manifest, before they can help you.
But you like to prevent the disease from ever developing, don't you?
That's why you go to a Naturopath, he/she will show and tell you how to strengthen your weak points.
What could your weak points be?
Look at your family history, and avoid diseases and illnesses which seem to run in you family.
But look into your lifestyle as well >>>
Your lifestyle, hectic, stress, urgency, wrong food, burning the candle on both ends, not enough exercise or maybe too much, attitude, heavy workload, bad diet, not enough sleep, not enough fun ....
... the list is endless, and there is always something out of balance, somewhere.
Time to find balance before you fall over, that's what prevention is.
It's doing something before you have to...
Here a more tips of what you can do, to prevent disease and stay Fit and Healthy:
- Have a frequent massage.
Find a massage practitioner who is well trained in soft and deep tissue massage, but who combines that with a relaxing and lymphatic massage. The resulting benefits will be many.
Unknotted muscles, better muscle tone, less tense, more relaxed, better circulation, better lymphatics, better mood and better all over, truely an holistc natural therapy. Some practitioners even come to your house, have a mobile massage.
By the way, there are many different forms of massage, have you tried the following massage modalities?
Bowen Therapy is good - no oils are used. - Dorn Therapy is very effective and not widely known. - Similar with the Emmett Technique , you need to try that. We are all different, we like different things, there is no such thing as the one right massage syle for you. - Hawaiian Lomi Lomi has become a favourite treatment for many. - Is there anything nicer tthan to have your feet massaged? Maybe there is, but try Reflexology, it's fantastic and combines glorious good feeling feet with relexpoint massage.
There are many more massage techinques around, make a comment if you want me to suggest some more, such as the Heller Technique or Heller Work . -
- If massage is not to your liking for prevention, maybe try some of the movement categories, like Alexander Technique - Feldenkrais Movements - Yoga and many other .. or go one step further and do all th ework by yourself or with a trainer.
- Fitness and Personal Training
Yes, exercise a proven way to increase health for prevention, but don't over do it. That's why it is good to join a fitness club or get a personal trainer to make sure you don't injure yourself and get proper guidance.
- Diet and Nutrition
Talking about prevention, we need to talk about Diet and Nutrition. A healthy diet is fundmental to good health and disease prevention. But what is a good Diet, or even more important what is a good or the best suitable individual diet for you?
Good question, and one that needs to be answered.
- To get the answer, I alwasy suggest to see a Naturopath or Nutritionist or read the useNature Diet Outline , or even better start at the Health Foundation.
.. any question, leave a comment ... below ..
thanks, Dieter L. - Editor
21 Sep 2010
Last Update: 25 Jan 2012
Article/Information supplied by Dieter Luske
Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.