Wellness is individual and personal. Unfortunately when we seek medical help, all of our symptoms are categorized. The antidote that is written is generalized, which means thousands of prescriptions are given without knowing the outcome, but they are suppose to supply wellness. We don’t feel any better as our verbal description was generalized and interpreted by the knowledge and understanding of the practitioner we used. Based on our described symptoms, our doctor sends us off to prove it by searching for deficiencies in blood work or physical scans hoping to verify our complaints. If none exist, it is back to the drawing board, learn to live with it or try this prescription.
We want someone to fix what is broken. We want to be heard and understood. We want someone to provide us with our personal definition of what we think is wellness. We want an easy step by step plan to improve our wellness, even if we never intend to follow it. We desire to function in a certain way that helps us accomplish our longevity goals. Now that we have reached an age that we are more knowledgable and have a better idea about what level of wellness we want in our lives, our bodies are no longer capable of providing the experiences. We want immediate gratification to our quest for personal wellness.
I Think I Eat Well
Sometimes we believe we take excellent care of ourselves. In our minds, we do, but our aging bodies start to tell us a different story. Blood Pressure rises, we get tired more quickly, we ache and are stiff after sitting too long. These are not just signs of aging. These symptoms are signs of nutrient lack. Yes, aging does begin the process right from birth. One example is that our bodies make a finite amount of enzymes in our lifetime. Usually by age 27, we have used up a significant amount of our enzyme quota. To extend our life, our bodies start to ration our enzyme output because enzymes are involved with every organ and all bodily systems. Another example of having reduced enzymes is Inflammation and unexplained pain. In our minds, we should function at 50 the way we did at 30, but as we age that is no longer possible without supplemented nutrients running interference.
My Doctor Does Not Believe in Vitamins
Some doctors and people in general do not believe that vitamin supplements can help them. They may say to take a general multi everyday or lately they are checking D3 levels. General multi vitamins offer little help even though the concept of taking one overall supplement seems logical. Working with what helps improve your specific deficiencies is the direction you want to go for relief and longevity. That is not something your medical doctor learns in school so nutrition and vitamin therapy is usually not on their scope of choices to help you. Once they see your blood work and check all the typical markers, they tell you that it is imperative that you take a medication. I always opt for all-natural self improvement first.
Improve Wellness Yourself
Tweak your diet as you know that you are your own worst enemy when it comes to food. Work with someone that is knowledgable in the use of vitamins, minerals and herbs. Reading a book does not make you an expert! What your neighbor uses may not necessarily work for you. Your ancestors did a better job of growing and choosing foods from their cultural background. Eat proper amounts and types of proteins, grains and vegetables. Choose fresh over processed foods. Understand that you do not have the enzymes that you need to eat everything and that your body only has a certain amount to offer. That means you don’t respond the same way you did when you were young. Maybe it is time to redefine your personal meaning of “Wellness”.