KEEP TREATMENTS SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE - AND SWEAT
I won't call you stupid as in the acronym KISS - for "keep it simple, stupid" - but I do have thoughts on how much we pay for our medical care.
When considering how to manage a chronic illness, invariably costs will come into play, such as spending money on ointments, gels, supplements, and various other treatments, not to mention accruing significant debt from conventional medical care and/or pursuing medical treatments. To add insult to injury, many chronically ill patients are completely disabled and their symptoms impact their ability to function at a career. Consequently, bankruptcy and a lack of access to meaningful solutions is a real hurdle for many with chronic illness.
I state this not to discourage you from spending money on worthwhile treatments, but to remind you that there are many inexpensive remedies that can at least offer some improvement. Some inexpensive or even free remedies include:
- regular exercise;
- staying well-hydrated;
- eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables;
- practicing breathing techniques such as the Buteyko method;
- heck even just humming which increases nitric oxide in the nose;
- or walking barefoot outside (known as grounding).
While I am on the theme of inexpensiveness, I want to draw your attention to the topic of sweating.
Did you know we have 2 to 4 million sweat glands? Sweating is our body’s way of regulating body temperature and preventing us from overheating. Because the skin is the largest organ of the body and a major organ for elimination, sweating is an excellent way to detoxify. This of course can be accomplished through aerobic exercise, resistance training, a hot bath, or a sauna. Even steam inhalation induce facial sweating. Should you decide to pursue the hot bath route, you might wish to add some Epsom salt, which is said to assist with the detoxification process. Should you decide to pursue the steam inhalation route, perhaps adding essential oils to the inhaler might help.
Whatever you do, stay active and start sweating for better health.