Some of the easiest ways to stay healthy are also some of the least expensive.
Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, mineral and fiber, which can help protect you from many chronic diseases. People who eat a lot of fruits and vegetables are less likely to develop several diseases including:
Fruits and vegetables also help slow the aging process and help people lose weight. You should try to eat a minimum of 9 servings (4.5 cups) of fruits and vegetables every day. It is also helpful to eat a variety of colors of fruits and vegetables to ensure a variety of nutrients. Try eating a rainbow of colors every day. Eat your fruits and veggies because they are delicious and nutritious!
The sun provides the energy that all living things need in order to exist on Earth. Sunshine has a number of health benefits:
Try to get outside, especially on those rare sunny days in the winter!
Regular exercise can help promote your health in a variety of ways, including:
Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free and easy to use.
Most people feel refreshed and great after a good night’s sleep. Sleep improves your health because it aides in your memory and concentration, boosts your immune system, decreases stress, repairs damaged cells and tissues, and improves your appearance.
— Emily Palmer, ND, LMP, naturopathic doctor and resident at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
Jamey Wallace, chief medical officer at Bastyr University, offered some ideas of what we can do to reduce our risk of contracting the bacteria when using neti pots.
At Bastyr we believe that a healthy planet and a healthy you are interdependent.
When inflammation is ongoing and becomes chronic, it can contribute to many health conditions such as diabetes and digestive pain.
Over one hundred million Americans are estimated to either be on a blood pressure medication or have blood pressures above 130/80 mmHg. There are many non-pharmaceutical lifestyle approaches – including diet, exercise, weight loss, stress-reduction techniques, herbs and supplements – that can be used to successfully prevent and treat high blood pressure.