Have you thought about you and your family's health?
With the advent of our busy modern lifestyle, we are stressed, eat whatever we can get our hands on, and are exposed to many pollutants from our food, water, air, and modern medicine. Due to this, today, many suffer from poor health and a host of medical problems to an extent never before witnessed. Many have chosen the route of going on with their routines hoping that modern medicine will help them with their maladies. However, since modern medicine has become ever abundant, rates of asthma, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, digestion problems, allergies, insomnia, male problems, female problems, liver problems, autoimmune disorders, and even cancer has exploded in children as well as adults.
Modern medicine was created to help with specific conditions, but the components are synthesized in a laboratory or factory and come with many different additives to make the capsules, tablet, liquid, vaccine, etc. They may be regulated, but many of the components are foreign to the body, putting additional stress on our livers, kidneys, and other organs used for detoxification. They may fix or help with a condition, but regularly cause an imbalance of something else within the body, thus the reason for almost all medicines causing some array of side effects. So think about it, has modern medicine really improved our health?
With our busy modern lifestyle, many don’t worry about the food we eat, or forget to each a meal or two during the day. Farming methods used have depleted the soil of many nutrients and have sprayed crops with many pesticides, so the food many consume is less nutritious and can cause harm. Many of the foods people consume are processed, even synthetic. Many of our foods are contaminated or not what is says it to be on the label. You’ve probably heard of stories of dangerous baby formulas, rice made out of plastic, tainted meat, and a whole other host of scary headlines concerning our food. Many additives can cause harm to the body such as mono sodium glutamate, saccharin, plastics, aspartame, and a whole host more. Foods are now even becoming genetically modified, like corn that produces its own pesticide killing the insects that try to eat it or soy plants that are more resistant to pesticide allowing farmers to add heavier doses of pesticide to these plants. What are your thoughts, do you think consuming these foods and additives will lead to good health or perhaps great harm instead?
Our water sources have been polluted with heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, chlorine byproducts, fertilizer, fluoride, fuel propellants, industrial solvents, pharmaceutical drugs, plasticizers, and radioactive isotopes, sometimes bacteria, cancer causing agents and a whole host more of health damaging components. Many think that drinking bottled water is safer, but a good portion is just repackaged more expensive tap water. Many toxins found in bottled water are not regulated either. Do you trust the water you drink?
What about the air we breathe? Many are aware of the problem of carbon monoxide which reduces the amount of oxygen reaching the body’s organs and tissue. However, there is also ozone which deceases lung function making asthma worse. Metal industries, waste burners, and leaded aircraft fuel damages the nervous system affecting memory learning and IQ as well as negative effects on the heart and kidneys. Particulate matter from wood, coal, and diesel can cause great detriment to the lung, heart, brain, nerves, liver, and kidneys. If you are staying indoors all day, many times indoor air quality is worse than outdoors, but many will ask, what to do?
希望，我没有吓到你。其实有很经济且实用的方法来改善你的健康。只是可能需要一些时间和精力。我将会在ELIA US 的健康主页中讨论一些策略。然而，一个很好的开始是通过改变饮食和补充饮食与维生素，矿物质和基于健康食品的补充剂。请注意，不是所有的维生素，矿物质和膳食补充剂都是一样的品质的，有些可能被污染，如含有汞的鱼油，有害的添加剂的片剂或合成的维生素。这些不被身体认同的外来物不仅无益反而会导致更多的危害。此外，尝试自己随意补充补充剂的人可能会摄取太多的维生素或矿物质，这些维生素或矿物质会引起毒性或与另一种补充剂，草药，医疗状况或所用药物相互作用。所以咨询专业人士是最妥当的。当正确使用身体能识别的维生素，矿物质和膳食补充剂，可以真正提高您的健康。那么，你是否希望能有一个健康愉快的生活方式？如果是这样，你还在等什么？。（执笔者背景：美国高级医药师高级顾问。美国本土白人。持美国医师执照。译者为www.eliaus.com 的博主Elia，两个孩子的妈妈，也是执笔者的妻子。）
Hope, I haven’t scared you, but there are practical ways of improving your health. It may take some time and effort. There are some strategies that I will discuss in future posts. However, a great way to start is by changes in diet and with supplementation of that diet with vitamins, minerals, and healthy food based supplements. Please be aware that not all vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements are created equally, some can be contaminated like fish oil with mercury, tablets with harmful additives, or synthetic vitamins, not recognized by the body which causes more harm than good. Additionally, people who try to supplement their diet themselves may be getting too much of a vitamin or mineral which can cause toxicity or an interaction with another supplement, herbal, medical condition, or a medication they are taking. So, it is always good to ask those who know. When used properly with the proper forms of them that the body recognizes vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements can really improve your health. So, are you up for the task to live a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle? If so, what are you waiting for?