The Way to Go in Middle Age
Your life. Your body. Your health. Your vitality.
There is a lot you can do to maintain and restore health to your body. It is never too late to adopt new ways of treating the body and it is never too late to reap the rewards.
According to the Clinical Natural Medicine Handbook there is a whole host of authoritative “guidelines and protocols that can help you apply nutrition, neutraceuticals and botanicals to dozens of diseases and conditions.” And your natural health practitioner will be able to help with these.
Many people assume that middle age is the time to grow old and simply wind life down with an attitude that says “well, here I am and this is it now. I may as well just watch television, have a few laughs here and there, and settle into old age.”
But there is a choice. People have the opportunity to make changes and to view middle age as a time of incredible realignment and even evolution. It is a time when you can become victim to old health patterns that do not serve you, or embrace some new ones that may help you live a better and fuller life.
By middle age, you may be experiencing some of the following ailments:
- Stiff joints/arthritis
- Minor aches and pains
- Skin wear and tear
- High blood pressure
- Fluid retention issues
- Bowel or dietary problems
Many people choose to view these as the inevitable indicators of getting old. But they can also be motivators for change. You can make a choice – a clear choice – about how you choose to view the small tell-tale signs of health issues.
Remember – they are a great catalyst for change.
Love Your Disease
In the 1980s, the Australian GP Doctor John Harrison – wrote a great book that encouraged Australians to view their ailments and illnesses from an entirely new paradigm.
The book, titled Love Your Disease, suggested that your illnesses comprises a tools of bodily communication that are opportunities for unique change and health development. Doctor Harrison was a fairly forward thinking GP who incorporated many natural health and natural remedy approaches into his views on allopathic medicine.
Harrison sates that “many of our views are created in the first few years of life. The belief that we are not solely responsible for ourselves is one of them, and as a child, that is exactly the case. But the decision of childhood may be carried through into adult life even though they may be harmful to the adult in some ways. The belief that we are not responsible for ourselves and that someone else may take care of us may be expressed by getting sick.”
One of the purposes of naturopathy is to help you, the patient, take control of your own health. Your health is in your hands and a good naturopath will encourage you to take responsibility
You can source so many different modalities such as TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), homeopathy and Ayurvedic treatments as well as a host of others.
It’s your choice.
Take your middle age seriously and use it as a catalyst for change.
From a natural health perspective, you can incorporate new changes into how you live.