I see a worrying trend in people where they abdicate the responsibility of their health. Today, we seem to have outsourced our health to hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. Don’t get me wrong; I am not against modern medical health care. In fact like millions of others, I depend on it. However, I want to emphasize self-responsibility for our own health. There is only so much a doctor can do if we do not proactively look after our own health.

Our body is an amazing self-healing mechanism with the ability to heal itself from the inside. Don’t believe me? Remember when you got that scratch and a little blood oozed out? How long did it take for the wound to close itself and form a protective layer, which latter dried, became black and fell off? Did you have to do anything except leave it alone?

The lesson is that we have to create the right conditions in which our body can maintain its state of homeostasis or optimal balance and health. Here are my top 5 recommendations to take your health into your own hands.

  • Add more fruit and raw salads to your daily intake. These are alkalizing and contain enzymes that are life doxycycline giving packets substances. Fresh food is also very rich in minerals and other nutrients.
  • Minimize consumption of sugar. This plays havoc with many systems in our body. For example, high sugar forces the body to secrete more insulin, which taxes the pancreas and also makes your body hold on to excess weight. It is also acidic in the body and puts more load on your organs of elimination like the kidneys.
  • Get a full night’s rest by sleeping earlier that your normal time. If you are waking up in the morning, not feeling rested enough and you have been doing this for weeks or months, this interrupts the self-healing capacity of the body.
  • If you are in a sedentary job, sitting at a desk all day long, make it a habit to get up and stretch or get a glass of water every hour. They say, sitting is the new smoking. Our bodies are meant for motion so please allow them to move more!
  • If your mind is constantly racing, learn some quick relaxation techniques like simple deep breathing, meditation, pranayama or progressing tensing and relaxation of individual body parts. These are very helpful to take back our health into our own hands!