Lifestyle diseases refer to diseases that result because of the choices people make in their life. They are most common in developed nations where people are inclined towards eating unhealthy foods, having a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking alcohol. They can include Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, atherosclerosis, asthma, cancer, chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, chronic renal failure, osteoporosis, stroke, depression and obesity.
Combining Homoeopathic consultation with diet and activity consultations will help in reducing risk and help in preventing all these lifestyle-related diseases. There are four wheels of a car. We know that if one wheel of the car is punctured, the car cannot function well. Similarly, if any wheel of treatment – diet, activity, mental well being, medication is punctured, that treatment is not complete.
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.
A balanced diet is one that gives your body the nutrition it needs to function properly. In order to get truly balanced nutrition, you should obtain the majority of your daily calories from fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. A balanced diet is important because your body’s organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. Without good nutrition, your body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and poor performance. Children with a poor diet run the risk of growth and developmental problems. Bad eating habits can continue for the rest of their lives.
Also, consultation regarding stress management will help in doing the same. So, integrating Homoeopathy and lifestyle modification advice will bring about a great change and also help in decreasing maintaining causes as faulty diet in treating diseases.
– Dr Kruti Trivedi (B.H.M.S., C.C.A.H., C.D.E.)
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