Many people find themselves dealing with chronic pain, fatigue, respiration problems, or other health issues even after being treated with medication. Everyone deserves to achieve the best level of health possible, and the path to feeling better involves cultivating a more holistic approach to your overall health. There are many factors that contribute to your wellness, and environmental medicine can provide a focus that will bring you greater control over how you feel.

Too often individuals fall into a pattern of tolerating rather than eliminating health concerns. Everyone deserves to get more out of their life than mere survival. With the proper guidance and planning, you can embrace a lifestyle that improves how you feel both physically and mentally.

5 Ways Environmental Medicine Can Help You Get Healthier Than Ever

Our society operates at a breakneck pace, and often individual health is seen as an inconvenience instead of a fundamental quality of life issue. Symptoms are treated instead of underlying issues in a rush to return employees to the workforce. Unfortunately, the underlying causes tend to linger, which forces the individual to live with chronic pain and discomfort. Environmental medicine is a multidisciplinary field that seeks to identify underlying contributing factors to all health issues and help every individual identify the changes that can result in a superior quality of life.

Environmental medicine casts a wide net in its quest to determine the best possible conditions for health and well-being. It includes considerations over air quality, air pollution, food contamination, auto-immune enhancement, water quality, chemical contamination, and many other factors. Everything in your environment contributes to your health, and this can even include the stress of your workplace. There is no reason to endure unhealthy situations when the right focus can show you how to surround yourself with an environment more conducive to your health needs.

Helping the Immune System

One of the most important objectives of health care is to assist the body in curing itself. The human immune system is one of the most astounding creations in all of nature. It is capable of fending off disease and infection and restoring the body to superior health. However, as miraculous as the immune system is, it sometimes becomes overworked. It is always in our best interests to take our immune system into consideration and provide your body with the best possible environment to allow you to feel better than ever.

Toxins can remain in tissues and cartilage even after patients have completed the course of their medications. Also, your immune system requires certain raw materials in the form of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals to combat health issues. Part of the focus of environmental medicine is to comprehend the whole picture of individual well-being. There are many avenues by which the immune system can be compromised, and it’s up to your care provider to attend to the areas of weakness so the patient can enjoy the greatest benefit.

Dietary Considerations

Your diet is probably the single greatest contributing factor to your overall health. Where your food comes from and how it is prepared can have a huge impact on your general state of wellbeing. Foods high in saturated fats or refined sugars can lead to weight gain, lack of energy, and a sensation of crashing at inopportune moments in the day. A healthier diet allows clients to enjoy greater energy, less fatigue, and can even boost memory response. Food contamination can also lead to illness or delay recuperation time from other health concerns.

Every person is different, and their bodies all have varying deficiencies. Many people believe they don’t have the time to evaluate their nutrition, but the investment pays off exponentially in the long run. We can help you determine what your body is lacking and provide you with a simple dietary strategy that will allow you to enjoy all the benefits of a healthy, superior diet that works for you.

Stress Management

Many people mistakenly believe that stress is an unavoidable consequence of adult responsibilities. Although it is very difficult to eliminate stress completely from your life, it is possible to manage your stress to assist your overall health. Stress evaluation is also important to determine if the stress you are enduring as part of your normal, daily routine is normal or if it indicates you are subjecting yourself to one or more unhealthy environments. Stress has a detrimental impact on your immune system and can be an obstacle to the level of health you deserve.

We have had great success managing stress through a variety of treatment options. These options include massage therapy, therapeutic massage, and our Serenity Cares signature massages. Reiki/Craniosacral treatments are also available, and we also offer hypnotherapy sessions to explore and unlock deeper levels of well being. These and additional tactics can be combined with other treatment methods to help flush toxins and achieve superior results when fending off a variety of maladies.

Air Quality

The air you breathe is an even larger health factor than the food you eat. Your eating is restricted to meals and snacks, but your breathing is regular and constant. Airborne pathogens are a constant concern that can lead to very serious health issues. Other dangerous elements to the air include toxic mold, food particles, pet allergies, and seasonal pollens. If you have a chronic breathing problem, for example, you may be surprised to discover that the condition is exacerbated by a contaminant in a piece of furniture you’ve owned your whole life.

We use the La Cross method to get a better overall picture of the response of our clients to various airborne allergens. The protocol involves an investigation of the patient’s symptoms and past health history. We examine your family history along with the environments where you work, live, and play. We also conduct allergy testing to see if there are any hidden ailments that might be affecting your quality of life. Once we have finished the evaluation, we will be in a position to provide a reasonable treatment schedule that takes your whole life into account.

Dehydration and Water Quality

Proper hydration is another very convenient way to boost your overall health and increase your energy levels. Consider how your vehicle struggles when it is low on oil and you’ll get a basic idea of the stress you subject your body to when you are dehydrated. The quality of your water source is also an important consideration. Pure, clean water prevents the introduction of contamination into your body and helps keep your immune system strong enough to fight off other attacks. If you suffer from chronic health issues, your water supply could play a major contributing factor in your overall health.

A Complete Approach for Better Health

Our society has largely conditioned our citizens to only seek out medical advice in emergency situations. We’d like to emphasize that there is nothing wrong with a patient coming into the doctor simply to ask how they can feel better. Taking proactive action to ensure that every component of your environment has been leveraged to the benefit of your immune system helps ensure you stay happy, healthy, and physically fit. Contact the Serenity Health Care Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin to learn more about how environmental medicine can have a dramatic effect on your overall health.



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