Positivity and Naturopathy

How do you develop a positive frame of mind? How do you stay uplifted and engaged bout your life and the decisions and actions you take on a daily, weekly or monthly basis?

Today we will look at active strategies that can help you to cultivate and maintain a positive approach. This involves addressing various issues on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.

Firstly, you need to take a clear look at your physical realm and what you are doing and not doing to stay positive. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind and what you put into your body, as well as the treatments you seek out and receive, can do a lot to help you deal with negativity, flat moods and even depression.

Natural Therapies Modalities

To help you on your way consider some of the following treatments:

  • Kinesiology
  • Homeopathy
  • Ayurveda
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Naturopathy
  • Or any combination of these overseen by a natural health expert who is trained and professional.

Foods

Start off by consulting a practitioner and also ask them about your diet and about the foods you may be eating that can exacerbate mood swings, negativity, listlessness and flat affect.

For example, have you ever considered your diet and seen that it is clearly linked to your moods and how you are feeling? An adult who eats lots of takeaway or fast foods that are saturated in trans fats may feel quite sick from them and may also increase their risk of heart disease.[1] IT is also suspected trans fats may promote the development of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Sugar is another problem substance that can substantially affect your moods, creating great highs and bursts of energy followed by sustained low points where the blood sugar has dropped and leaves you feeling tired and with a “sugar crash.”

Eat as many fresh fruit and vegetables as you can. Source pulses and grains, and if you eat meats, trim these and minimise the fat intake. If you are vegetarian, make sure you supplement your fruit, vege and carb diet with alternative modes of protein such as soya beans, lentils, miso and chick peas.

Positive affirmations

While some people decry the use of these, there is something to be said for the power of positive thought processes. Positive affirmations are oft repeated words and phrases that are positive and uplifting. They are in keeping with the Cognitive Behavioural mode of therapeutic practice and can help to dislodge negative thought patterns or self-beliefs.[2] They can be said any time you recognise your thinking patterns are negative and self-defeating.

So take action today. Contact a natural health practitioner or a naturopathy clinic and start on the journey to more positive thinking and living.


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_fat

[2] http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Cognitive_behaviour_therapy