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Isn’t it amazing how our bodies heal with time?  The most important thing to remember is that true healing has to take time.  Our bodies actually send us feedback, which is handy information.  If you stop and listen to your body, you will learn ways to improve your health.

Try to consider symptoms as gifts, because they guide you to the changes you need to make.  They tell you about the changes in your diet that you need to make as well as the changes in your overall lifestyle.  The ability of the body to heal itself is amazing, but you need to keep in mind that it takes time.  Let your body do the work and be patient.  You can help your body heal with things like healthy food, enough sleep and rest, fresh air, exercise, and sunshine.

Even if you do not need to do this for your body, why don’t you do it for yourself?  A healthy lifestyle leads to a happier life, and it will be easier for your body to heal in the future.  Let us look at some ways you can help your body heal.

Feed your body

There is the right choice of food for any problem you might be experiencing.  Vitamin A will help your skin and bones, while Vitamin C is necessary for the formation of collagen.  If you have problems with pain, bruising, swelling, or have experienced trauma or surgery, a pineapple will help your body heal.

Most of us have bad habits when it comes to our diet.  We use coffee instead of breakfast and eat a lot of junk food.  Still, if your body is hurting, it might serve as a wake-up call to break your bad habits.  Do not forget that you need at least three meals during the day.  If you can manage the recommended diet of eating five small meals during the day, that would be great!  You should have three small meals and two snacks that are, of course, nutritious.

Carbohydrates are essential for a healing diet.  Use nuts, legumes, whole grains, and seeds in your diet.  Use the glycemic index, which tells you how fast your body will convert the food you eat into sugar.  Try to stick with foods that have a low glycemic index, such as complex carbohydrates.

Protein also gives you energy.  The 15 to 20 percent of your calorie intake should be from protein.  Still, it is best that you consult with your doctor about proteins.  Use beans and nuts in your diet if you do not have an appetite.  Plant-based proteins are always better than animal proteins.

Eating fruits and vegetables is the best thing that you could possibly do for your own body.  It promotes physical recovery and includes a high amount of minerals and vitamins.  Just vitamin C helps strengthen blood vessels, heal wounds, and ward off infections.  Dark-colored vegetables and fruits are the best.

Supplements are also good, but you should talk to your doctor about them.

Let your body rest

Most people actually need eight hours of sleep, but during your healing period, you might need more than that.  It is because some healing processes require more sleep to work.  The hormone melatonin is one of the things that are produced during the time you sleep.  It helps repair corrupted DNA, and it boosts your immune system.  If you do not sleep well, your melatonin levels might not be, as they should.  If you have sleep problems, do not stress even more because of it.  Try to get to the root of your problem with sleeping and really think about it.  Make an effort to allow yourself to sleep as long as you can and as peacefully as you can.  Still, if you keep tossing and turning because of your illness, be patient and try to relax.  If you cannot sleep, it is not such a big problem as it would be if you stress about it even more.  Just try to relax and let time do its thing.  Make a decision to get as much sleep as possible to help your body heal.

Start moving your body

It is true that you need to rest, but it is also true that you need to move your body.  If they were ever to invent a pill that would substitute exercising, it would be the most popular pill in the world.  Wouldn’t you buy it?  However, something like that is not possible, so you have to make an effort to start moving your body.  You don’t need me to tell you that physical activity is good for you, but did you know that it is good for the chemicals in your blood?  It helps in the healing of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.  Overall, physical activity makes us feel better and helps our bodies heal.  Therefore, after you have used the right nutrition and had your eight hours of peaceful sleep, it is time to get moving!  Time will do the rest.

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