Are you suffering from a chronic disease? What is a chronic disease? Can we heal from a chronic disease naturally? Let's find out how to heal naturally from chronic disease!
Nowadays we can find a lot of chronic diseases. Chronic disease is basically a disease or illness which last for a long time and it is able to restrain someone from doing activities.
Here are examples of chronic diseases:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Atrial fibrillation
- Cerebral palsy
- Chronic lung diseases
- Chronic respiratory diseases
- Coeliac disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Heart diseases
- Lyme disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Ulcerative colitis, etc
The Causes of Chronic Diseases
The causes of chronic diseases in one person may be different from the other. However, there are causes which are related to daily life such as:
The Choice of Food
There are some foods which actually can trigger chronic disease. That is why paying attention to what you eat and making sure that your body gets the required nutrition are really crucial in order to stay healthy.
Smoking cigarettes is known for its ability to trigger chronic diseases. This is the reason why a lot of doctors and physicians usually suggest patients to stop smoking cigarettes.
Lack of Exercise
Exercising allows your brain to stimulate memory and your body to stay fit as well as healthy. Sometimes, people do not exercise regularly due to certain reasons. However, your body needs exercise and if you do not get enough of it, it can lead to diseases.
Stress and Depression
Everyone may experience stress at a certain point in their lives. However, if you let yourself stuck in stress and depression for such a long time will harm your brain and body. In the end, both stress and depression can lead to a chronic disease such as dementia.
There are a lot of cases where patients with chronic diseases tried for different treatments, but they still find the disease in their bodies. Or, the treatment works and it cures them, but not permanently.
Conservative medicine focuses on the disease and how to cure it. Doctors and physicians usually give drugs and hormones to their patients. However, the disease may return because they do not deal with the real cause of the disease.
In functional medicine approach, we focus on finding the root cause of an illness. After we find it, we try to create the right plan to defeat it so that it will heal naturally and won’t come back. The plan includes changing certain habits and tries to develop new healthy habits which will allow people to live a healthy life.
Behaviour Change and Building a Healthy Lifestyle
After knowing that there are certain habits which can trigger chronic illnesses, you may start thinking that you need to make some changes. For example, if you realize that the root cause of your disease is due to consuming too much salt, then the solution is for you to start reducing the salt intake daily. Or, if it is due to smoking regularly, then it is the best time for you to stop the habit.
Some people might have successfully changed their bad habits, and some are still struggling with it. However, once you are able to change your habit, you will realize that it’s all worth it and your efforts are not in vain.
There are many things you can do to replace bad habits with good ones:
Check for Healing Journey Online
There are a lot of people who have been healed from chronic diseases naturally or using functional medicine approach and they are willing to share their stories. What you need to do is try to find them and listen to their healing journey. It will open your mind and you will realize that there is hope for you to be free of chronic diseases.
You can also find them in one of our programs, “Beating Chronic Disease”. There are some people who have shared their healing journey in our episodes and you can access it for free from any devices.
Work Together with a Health Coach
Changing a habit can be a difficult task for some people. It is not that they do not want to change, but sometimes they just need someone else to motivate, support and walk together with them. If this sounds like you, then you can consider working together with a health coach.
Your health coach will work together with you to listen to your story and find the root cause of your chronic disease. Afterwards, he will work with you to plan how you are going to change the habits and how you will start living a healthy life based on your health goals.
Chronic diseases can stay in someone’s body for a long period of time. They can happen due to certain factors. However, there are causes of chronic disease which are related to daily life such as smoking habits, the foods you eat, lack of exercise, stress and depression. Using a functional medicine approach can give you the chance to heal naturally.
Baby steps you can take today
- Listen to your body
If you think that there is something wrong with your health, try to consult a doctor or physician to get the correct diagnosis.
- Beware of stress and depression
When you have a chronic disease, it sometimes can lead you into stress and depression. However, it can affect your health condition and it might become worse. Try to find someone you can trust to talk about your situation. It might not remove the disease from your body, but at least it can ease your mind, you will feel better, and your health will not be affected.
- Start living a healthy life
Pay attention to the food and beverages you consume. I understand that sometimes foods which are not healthy taste better than the healthy ones. However, keep in mind that if you want to live a healthy life, sometimes you will have to sacrifice something and in this case, you will have to let go of those unhealthy foods and start eating the ones recommended for your health.
Make sure that you get enough water as 60% of your body contains water. If you smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol regularly, try to cut it off as they may worsen your disease. You also need to get enough sleep every day