We live in an industrially polluted environment, enclosed by many negative emotions, under permanent stress, often maintaining a low-quality diet and having a lack of movement. Our life focuses on success and performance, which have become the main values of today’s consumer society. We ringed ourselves with comfort and want to have a better and better life. However, all this comes at a price – the number of the ill.
Diseases of civilisation, for example allergies, asthma, arthritis, rheumatism, weak bowels, chronic constipation, digestive problems, ,diabetes, headaches, impotence, menstrual pain, high blood pressure, high level of cholesterol, depression and various other , are the aftereffect of our modern lifestyle.
We continually receive toxic substances from air, food and beverages. We use more and more drugs; we smoke and drink alcohol. All the toxic items we receive impair our body’s balance and weaken our immune system. Likevise mental stress, these toxic material also cause an increased production of free radicals in the human organism. If these are not exhaust from the organism, they become toxic, leading to the destruction of tissues after some time. It has been confirm that the cause of arthritis and heart diseases can be found in the destructive effect of free radicals on connective (joint), vascular and cardiac tissue.
These complications are often mitigated by prescription drugs or drugs we buy in pharmacies and health product shops. However, these drugs cause new problems due to their side effects. A few herbs, with their specific therapeutic characteristics, may help us as well. Still, like modern drugs may even be harmful to our body if we use them over a long time period. The reason is mostly low quality due to nontraditional and unclear sources.
A body which has physiological equilibrium (YIN and YANG in balance) is a healthy body. Today’s medicine often talks about maintaining homeostasis in the body. Products of our modern lifestyle, such as negative emotions, stress, a polluted environment, lack of exercise, low-quality diet and excessive use of medicinal drugs, often disturb this equilibrium, causing illness. This condition requires even more drugs and we find ourselves in a vicious circle. How to get out of it?
In order to be healthy, we should make constant changes in our lifestyle:
- We should keep a proper (healthy) diet
- We should avoid excessive and uncontrolled use of medicinal drugs
- We should be physically and mentally active
- We should use medicinal drugs within reason
- We should use the right dietary supplements
- We should drink enough quality water