Getting a Little More Sleep

Sleep is such an important part of holistic treatment. It’s school holidays this week and that means I can sleep in a little more and not have to wake up early to prepare breakfast for my son in the morning! A little more sleep matters to me when I have a late night and this is even more helpful when I have a sinus attack.

Do you know that insufficient sleep can cause sinusitis and respiratory troubles? This is alright for people who don’t suffer from sinusitis but if you have a sensitive nose or airway, then you should ensure eight hours of sleep everyday. It’s okay to break some rules once a while and it isn’t going to hurt. But you are stressed up, sleep is important in helping your body recovering from fatigue and it will help keep your health in check too. So it’s school holidays and our family is enjoying our newgy ping pong table together. We enjoy recreational activities indoor and outdoor and this way, we can keep the family closer together. This afternoon, we are heading off to a rainforest retreat for a little break and to get closer to nature. I’m praying that the mountain air can do more sinusitis and eczema some good and I hope to get better sleep during this short break.

What are you doing for a better sleep everyday? Or when is the last time you get a good sleep? Don’t forget that a sleep deprived body can lead to many sicknesses and health troubles. That’s the basic of holistic treatment knowledge.

Reading Your Food Labels

Two days ago, I noticed some goose bumps looking spots on my legs and couldn’t make out what it was. Then I concluded that it could be a mild flare of eczema and that might be triggered by some material I’m allergic to.

Having eczema is no fun and it can cost lots of discomfort to those who have suffered from it. These days, more and more kids are suffering from eczema and apart from hereditary links, it could also be caused by modern day’s foods. In case you don’t take notice, there is more colorings and preservatives in today’s processed foods than ever before. I make it a point to read my labels and will avoid foods that contain artificial colorings, added preservatives…etc. Anything artificial should be avoided and if you are have certain allergies, you should all the more avoid colorings and preservatives in your foods. Few years ago, my hubby was cracking his head over fathers day presents ideas and decided to bought dad a big box of organic goodies. Foods with artificial flavorings and colors can lead to other sicknesses and affect our children’s physical development. Besides, it can cause ADHD, ADD and more health related conditions. Why pay good money for ingredients in foods that can cause sickness in our bodies?

So if you have never read your ingredients list or labels, it’s never too late to start now. You should choose natural or organic options if you can and if you can’t, make sure you avoid those additives that make your foods taste food at the expense of your health!

Using Natural Health Methods is Best

While some might opt to take the dangerous turn of acquiring eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia to hasten their weight loss progress, there is a safer and natural method of achieving weight loss.

Exercising at least 30 minutes a day may even be enough to do some significant positive change to your appearance and weight even in just a matter of one to two months. Couple this with the right kind of diet, but never deprive yourself food such that your body is legitimately hungry all the time.

Unfortunately there are people who would really like to lose weight but are either too lazy or impatient for them to make healthy lifestyle changes. It is important to note that while some doctors prescribe weight loss pills or diet pills to their patients, this doesn’t mean that just about anyone could buy them from any drug store or pharmacy and just pop them in their mouths. You should take special care in getting the right treatment, just as how you would search ardently for a good acne treatment.

Before buying diet pills, you must first go to a registered physician or a registered dietician for them to be able to assess your weight and your body mass index (BMI) among other health related information that concerns yourself. These doctors would really have to know your familyís medical history like if your family tends to lean towards the healthy side or are there any cases of cancer, high blood pressure or heart attacks in your family.

If possible, stick to natural health methods to maintain a healthy lifestyle and control weight loss.