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6 Ways to Help Your Body Naturally Heal From an Illness

6 Ways to Help Your Body Naturally Heal From an Illness

Science has proven again and again how incredible the human body is at repairing itself and bouncing back.

It's no secret that illness can and will happen to you at some point, and you have a variety of options in how you decide to recuperate, but you should also take comfort in knowing that your body can naturally heal from an illness. Health and wellness experts have great tips on strengthening your body and getting better.

The Self-Healing Body

Modern medicine has introduced many amazing treatments and drugs to the world, but holistic medicine has always focused on much more than that. The practice goes way, way back to the days of Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, and teacher. He believed that the body can self-heal, and it's about "treating the patient and not just the disease."

The human body has the capacity to restore itself via a natural approach such as herbal medicines, a proper diet, exercise, and positive thought patterns.

1. Nurturing One's Self

Holistic specialists will often say that every individual can self-heal but only when they believe in respecting and loving their body. Frequently, people judge themselves harshly and don't think they are worthy of happiness, love, good health, or pleasure.

Some feel victimized by life, blame others, etc. Instead, health and wellness experts believe that a positive approach and value of one's self is a nurturing way and one that leads to improved natural habits, away from self-destructive routines and back to maintaining better health.

2. Getting Enough Sleep

It sounds simple enough, but most folks aren't getting an adequate amount of ZZZs. Adults need between seven and eight hours nightly, according to The National Institutes of Health.

When you lack proper sleep, the body has difficulty functioning correctly and develops an inability to heal itself. Even getting less than six hours of sleep each night can put you at a greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

3. Eating Nutrient-Dense Foods

You are what you eat, and diet plays a huge role in providing fuel for the body and helping it mend. Fresh fruits and vegetables are key. Nutrient-dense foods such as spinach, kale, broccoli, onions, and beets all feature excellent micronutrient value in vitamins and minerals and macronutrient goodness in proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

Nutritional consultants in integrative health and wellness can help you reach this food balance. The right food plan can help to reduce inflammation, improve immune function and promote healing.

4. Drinking More Water

There are tons of tempting beverages, but most often, these drinks contain an excess of sugar and empty calories. When it comes to a healthy body, water is the best beverage on the planet.

One scientific method for water consumption goes like this: Drink one-half of your weight in ounces. If you weigh 130 pounds, then, you should drink 65 ounces of water daily.

Dehydration is the last thing you need when healing. Your system requires water to deliver oxygen to the cells in your body and to nourish your tissues and organs. Plenty of H2O eliminates waste and boosts immunity.

5. Getting Yourself Moving

An active body is one that heals faster, according to research. Exercise helps the body make more collagen to assist injured tissues in healing properly, and no, you don't have to become a super athlete. Many people enjoy walking. Health and wellness pros suggest buying yourself a pedometer to track the number of steps you take each day.

The mission is to increase the level of activity gradually. Have patience about your recovery and faith in your body's ability to bounce back.

6. Tapping Into Your Spirituality

Connecting to something greater than yourself can also offer tremendous healing progress. It relaxes you and gives you a greater sense of control. For some, this may include daily prayer, and for others, this may consist of reflection. Mental strategies can increase your ability to heal. Remember, healing is not only physical.

Bottom Line

The human body already knows how to heal itself through involuntary and automatic reactions. You can help speed up the natural process and strengthen your recovery by following the list above.


This article was submitted exclusively to CrystalWind.ca by Samantha Higgins. Do Not Copy.

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Samantha Higgins is a professional writer with a passion for research, observation, and innovation. She is nurturing a growing family of twin boys in Portland, Oregon with her husband. She loves kayaking and reading creative non-fiction.   

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