The top 20 health issues are all discussed in the Mayo Clinic's new book on Alternative Medicine. The author, Dr. Bauer, details dozens of natural therapies that have worked safely. Dr. Bauer asserts that “an opportunity has risen that may hold the promise of a new paradigm for better health."
Firstly: "The best way to manage an illness is to prevent it from happening in the first place" This is one reason there has been explosive growth in the field of alternative medicine. People are looking for more “natural” or “holistic” ways to maintain good health!!
Secondly: By combining the best of complementary and conventional health care practices to meet your individual needs, you’ll be practicing integrative medicine.
Sounds simple enough to me!!
Start with reducing stress and get a good nights sleep. Stanford University recognizes the importance of these two factors. They are currently recruiting women for a sleep study, to learn how lack of sleep and too much stress may be linked to breast cancer and breast cancer survival. If you would like to be part of the study click here.
You may be surprised that Mayo Clinic now urges you and your doctor to consider yoga, garlic, acupuncture, dietary supplements and other natural therapies. The record is clear. Many of these alternative therapies can help you achieve reduced arthritis pain, healthier coronary arteries, improved diabetes management, better memory function and more.
So find some local fitness classes, get a group of friends together and walk, go to your local health food store and stock up on quality herbal supplements, there is no excuse.
Alternative Medicine is "Preventative Health Care" and the new mantra is:
"What's alternative today will be conventional tomorrow."