Solutions to Your Biggest Outdoor Dilemmas – A Wholistic Approach
- Grow a Green Thumb
You’re not all that good at gardening. You might nod your head when people bring up the words “perennials,” “annuals,” “biennials,” in conversation even though you’re not 100% you know what they mean.
Growing your own herb garden might be the perfect place to start your green thumb journey. Not only can gardening outside make you more mindful of the environment, and combat things like depression and dementia, you can eat your bounty if you grow your own herbs.
Alliance Integrative Medicine suggests starting with herbs like parsley, basil and fennel in your herb garden, because they have an incredible number of health benefits associated with their consumption.
- Get More Vitamin D
The sun gives us wrinkles. How many times have we heard the phrase, “too much sun is bad for our skin”? From lines, to sun spots, all the way to skin cancer, we’ve been told 100 times how important it is to lather up on sunscreen or wear protective clothing.
But if we become avoidant of the sun, we can also become Vitamin D deficient. This vitamin, also known as the “happy hormone,” can also be found in milk, cereal, and fatty fish such as salmon.
According to Alliance Integrative Medicine (AIM), “Deficiencies [in Vitamin D] have been linked to diabetes, autism and many cancers. Many with low levels suffer with diagnoses of fibromyalgia, depression and other autoimmune diseases. While this is often not the only imbalance, correcting it can make a tremendous difference in your health.”
Opt outside this summer, with sunscreen on of course! Or, try a simple blood test at AIM to help you determine your levels of Vitamin D.
- Connect Yourself to Nature through Chinese Medicine
You often feel misguided, confused or just generally not well. You’ve heard words like “qi” and “lifeforce” but you’ve never taken the time to apply them in your own life.
Fill out the “Five Element Form” at Alliance Integrative Medicine.
The form, which was created from the “Five Element Theory,” is used to help explain physiology and pathology within the body, all derived from Chinese medicine. Each element, (wood, fire, water, metal and earth), can be associated back to our personalities and can also be ever changing depending on our season in life or illness.
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