Hippocrates said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” As we have all heard it before, being reasonable and living a well-balanced lifestyle can unequivocally reduce stress and sickness.
Here and now, that’s easier said than done! Most families need two working parents to afford living more or less comfortably. This in itself places stress on every family member. The parents, most of all, for having to juggle between work, household chores and parenting and the children because of earlier social involvement and reduced free playtime –without a screen that is.
It is not unusual to hear about people reacting to certain food additives. We all have friends or colleagues who react to too much caffeine or salt. Others react to dyes and preservatives in foods.
These are not allergies per se, but could be deemed intolerances. In fact, it is difficult to ascertain who will get hyper from too much caffeine and who will drink twelve cups a day and sleep like a baby.
Apart from these rather obvious reactions, there are more subtle responses to additives. Symptoms are sometimes so subtle that they go unnoticed, and unless someone is really looking for the causes of a repetitive condition or symptoms, they may go unnoticed for decades.
You’ve heard it all before. Pop stars do it, soap stars do it. Cleanse, detox, purify: the mantra of the New Millennium!
Who wants to live on organic kiwi juice and raw carrots for six weeks?
Who has time to blend their essential oils before meditating for an hour, then practicing their feng shui to prepare them for a breakfast of lightly toasted morning mist? The problem with many health regimes is that they require an amount of time and energy available maybe to Nepalese Hermits but not to the ordinary wage earner or homemaker. Continue reading >