Good health is the ultimate luxury, and functional medicine claims to provide a new approach – preventing disease rather than treating the illness. Which makes a lot of sense, because how we want our bodies to work in the future should determine how we act today. Ultimately, it’s about being fit, active and mindful in everyday life. So, rather than waiting until you’re ill to visit the doctor, it’s time to focus on attaining and maintaining good health. These are the simple changes you can make right now…
Get a better gut balance
Your gut is the foundation to your overall health. Keep the bad bacteria in your gut at bay by continually supplying it with good bacteria through a daily probiotic supplement and probiotic-rich fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi.
Lower your sugar intake
We all know that sugar is bad for your health. However, too much fruit and natural sweetener can be just as bad when eaten in excess – they still impact your blood sugar even though they are natural. Sugar is still sugar to your body, so keep everything in moderation.
Get enough sleep
While it’s tempting to watch yet another episode of your favorite Netflix show, we have to stop making excuses for skimping on sleep, since this is your body’s time to repair itself. A lack of sleep can increase inflammation and enhance cravings for junk food.
Limit alcohol consumption
A few drinks may seem harmless, but they can very quickly raise inflammation levels in the body. Alcohol can be a contributing factor as to why some of my otherwise diligent patients aren’t seeing results. But once they cut out the multiple drinks, they notice a difference.
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