Americans spent billions of dollars on alternative medicine. Consumers across the nation are seeking and finding alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs and invasive surgical interventions. Research continues to emerge that confirms the validity of alternative treatments, and the alternative medicine movement is gaining more and more momentum daily.

Alternative and complementary medical treatments provide options for those patients frustrated with conventional medicine’s inability to cure disease and treating only individual symptoms, not the person as a whole. An alternative medicine doctor can help patients recover their health with many options and recommendations. Some of these are covered below.

Cleansing and Detoxification

Full-body cleansing to rid the body of toxins cannot be overstated in this world teeming with environmental toxins. Cleansing is one of the best decisions you can make to improve your health. While there are many other things you can do to recover your health, if you don’t first clean out the waste and toxins, chances are you will not reap all the benefits from your excellent health choices. The body lives and functions best when there is a clean internal environment.

Healthy Diet and Nutrition

To recover and maintain health, aim to apply common sense concerning what you eat. Fad diets may do more harm than good. Maintaining a stable body weight is not done by some sort of magical formula. A diet with plentiful organic fresh fruits and vegetables along with a substantial dose of dietary fiber can get you going in the right direction. Dietary fiber has numerous healthful effects, including being a natural way to lower insulin levels. Avoid junk food, fast food, pre-packaged foods, cow’s milk from grocery stores, and high fat-containing red meats. If you eat meat, choose grass-fed and grass-finished. Use a mineral-rich salt, such as pink Himalayan or sea salt rather than table salt. 

Cook and Eat Meals at Home

You and your loved ones can benefit from limiting the frequency of eating out. Cooking at home can ensure you get healthy and nutrient-dense nutrition. You can experiment with herbs and the various flavors of nature. There are therapeutic and artistic benefits of cooking, as well as making for quality family time. Plus, you know first hand what is and what isn’t in your food. 

Consume Healthy Oils and Fats

The body thrives on healthy fats, such as organic avocados, unrefined coconut oil, cold-pressed olive oil, organic hemp seed oil, and organic, cold-pressed flaxseed oil. 

Add Nutritional Supplements and Botanical Therapies

A vitamin-mineral complex is an excellent addition to most routines. Additional supplements and herbs can be added, which are specific to the health condition you wish to address. Before adding such supplements to your health protocol, remember to discuss them with a knowledgeable alternative medicine professional who knows your health situation.

Other Suggestions to Improve Health

Further ways to help recover or improve your health include;

  • Hormonal balancing
  • Smoking cessation
  • Losing weight
  • Exercising and mindful movement

Take It One Day at a Time

It is never “too late” to adopt a healthier lifestyle with medical nutrition and learn to live in a balanced manner that leads to wholeness and well-being of body, mind, and spirit. Granted, you may need some help along the way. Contact an alternative medicine doctor for more information or to schedule a consultation.