Integrative Medicine For Wellness
Wellness means much more than just a simple health or being healthy. Modern medical practice focus on giving "Wellness" to the people who seek such treatment, rather than just loading Medicine, Nutrition and Hydration with adequate exercise and sleep form a strong basement for Wellness.
Facts about Food & Nutrition
An essential nutrient is a nutrient that the body cannot synthesize on its own or not to an adequate amount and must be provided by the diet. These nutrients are necessary for the body to function properly.
The six essential nutrients include carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and water.
Food we eat undergo various processes to finally produce nutrients. These nutrients need to reach the body cells for energy production for the body systems to do their daily functions.
These nutrients get into the body cells through blood capillaries ( smallest units of the blood vessels in touch with the body cells )
To facilitate this, we need a good blood flow system without any damage or blockages in the blood vessels and capillaries
Two-thirds of all meals are eaten outside the home, and nearly half of them are in fast food joints.
Many studies have proven that we can’t expect those food items to provide all the necessary nutrients needed for basic cellular function towards normal day to day activities and wellness.
Poor farming practices using unsafe techniques have been reported to cause depletion of critical nutrients from the food we eat resulting in nutritional deficiencies which cause many “difficult to diagnose “and chronic symptoms in the body resulting in reduced work performance and productivity, long years of aches and pains , poor memory function as well as premature aging in the modern society.
A large number of people admitted to hospitals with various illnesses are found to have nutritional, fluid, mineral, and vitamin deficiencies, which in turn just worsen their condition because these are the basic natural substances needed by the body cells , tissues and organs for healing process of all illnesses.
In addition, some individuals do not adequately absorb nutrients from the food which they consume because of different gastrointestinal abnormalities most likely causing inadequate absorption of nutrients.
This sets the stage for an ongoing cycle of vitamins and minerals with electrolytes malabsorption resulting in chronic illness due to their deficiencies.
Conventional medical practice always reveals the facts that many medical practitioners just focus on the symptoms patients come with and accordingly treat their symptoms with oral and injectables drugs .
This "popping a pill for every symptom" is slowly being disliked by many people after knowing more about the adverse effects of all drugs prescribed for them , making medical treatment and visiting a physician becoming unsatisfactory , even worsening the illness at times.
Integrative medicine uses evidence-based disciplines in various fields of naturopathy, combining pharmaceutical with nutraceutical treatment for optimal results leading to wellness.
Body Fluids & dehydration
Body fluids status play a very crucial role in keeping a person healthy, active , fresh and vibrant
Modern life style has led to people to be dehydrated due to less intake. Some people just forget to drink water, women are more concerned on frequent rest room visits during work than health hazards due to lack of water, others say they do not have time even to take water during their working hours, sounds ironic doesn’t it?
Dehydration (inadequate fluids in the body) can be present in any person who is found to look and behave normal in day to day life.
Many people may think that they can only get dehydrateded when they lose fluids due to diarrhea or vomiting and other medical causes like burns.
There is more about it.
Our body loses fluids constantly even during routine day today activities like breathing, staying in air-conditioned rooms up to other conditions like Strenuous Exercises with inadequate intake of fluids, repeated Long Flights (pilots and flight crews ) , Exsessive Alcohol intake , all Stressfull conditions , and High Altitude.
Deficiencies of fluids, electrolytes, minerals in the body may cause an array of annoying symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration
- Dry and Sticky Mouth
- Sleepiness and Tiredness
- Dry Skin
- Frequent Headache
- Lighthededness NOT Giddiness
- Muscle Cramps & unexplained Aches and Pains
- Difficulty to get refreshed even after adequate sleep
- Improper bowel movements – leading to
- Constipation and many other metabolic disturbances in the body.
Ironically many people who sought medical treatment for one or more of the above symptoms are treated with drugs , more than just fluids and electrolytes replenishment which they need more.
How to get hydrated
You have probably heard the phrase "hydration therapy".
There's nothing mysterious about it. It simply means increasing your intake of fresh clean water to avoid dehydration.
This is so important for dehydration sufferers.
When you drink sufficient water, blood flow is not restricted and the toxins can be flushed out of your tissues
Nothing feels more refreshing than clear water to replace the liquids that you've lost.
Talk to your Doctor for best medical advice and rehydration Therapy.