There is a tendency to place too much importance on financial gain in the pursuit of happiness. However, without your health, all the money in the world won’t make you happy. If you want to enhance your quality of life the most important thing you can do is integrate lifestyle modifications that will encourage health on all levels. The one thing that hormone therapy, meditation, sleep and nitric oxide share in common, is that they all work synergistically to optimize mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Below is a deeper explanation of how these four things help optimize health and tips for incorporating these lifestyle medicine interventions into your life.
As it stands today, a whopping 40% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, and close to 2 million Americans are diagnosed every year! The traditional treatment for cancer usually consists of a combination of chemo, radiation, drugs, and surgery. Unfortunately, the first three are highly toxic -- they kill off healthy cells in your body, and they destroy your immune system; and all four treatments have an effectiveness rate that leaves something to be desired.
If the first thing that comes to mind when you think about partaking in an extreme physical challenge is “No thanks, that’s not for me!” or “Why would anyone ever want to put themselves through that?” than listen-up. Eating healthy and exercising regularly may enhance your longevity but there is more to life than just staying alive. In order to breed happiness and give your life true meaning, you need to continuously grow -- mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As you may have guessed by now, one extremely effective way to do that is to partake in an extreme physical challenge that pushes you beyond your limits.
Breast cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer for women and 12% of the female population will be diagnosed with it at some point in their lives. The statistics may sound grim, but whether or not you will become a part of that statistic is largely in your hands. Understanding the role that estrogen plays in breast cancer, keeping a balanced ratio of estrogens and their metabolites, and maintaining high levels of a particularly beneficial metabolite of estrogen will help to vastly reduce your risk.
Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is a complicated disorder that effects more than a million Americans. In addition to causing extreme and relentless fatigue that is not solved by sleep, CFS can also cause symptoms such as muscle pain, frequent headaches, multijoint pain (without the presence of redness or swelling), insomnia, loss of memory or concentration, frequent sore throats, and tender lymph nodes. The symptoms may be worsened by physical or mental activity, and they don’t improve with rest.