There are a lot of different ways to take responsibility for your own health. You can get regular check-ups with your physician, read about health in tried and true medical journals and books, and even look up new findings in medicine on the Internet.
It is and always has been extremely important to manage your own health. If you think about it, you are the only one who really knows whats going on with your body and health. You are the only one who really experiences your body, the way it feels, when something seems off, and when you are having abnormalities pertaining to that body, you body. Especially when you are not in homeostasis. For example, if you are lactose intolerant, or sensitive to lactose, the reason you probably know that, is probably because you noticed a pattern of negative reactions after consuming cheese, milk, or the like. When you have these negative, or as some would say, “reactions” to the food items at hand, typically that’s your body’s way of telling you that you should probably avoid that certain food. If you have had this experience, you may also know that sometimes it’s some of the tastiest foods that can cause such a reaction in your body… We’re talking upset stomach, diarrhea, and all of the other symptoms that relay information to you that you that you are sensitive, or have an intolerance to that food item or items.
When it comes to your health, knowledge is power. The more you know, not only about your own homeostasis, and how that feels, but about health in general, the more you can help yourself.
Have you ever had one of those moments when it seems like you have every symptom known to man, only to go to the doctor, tell him or her, and they end up treating you for one of the symptoms, disregarding the rest? That’s where you come into play my friend…Get down to the nitty gritty of your health and help a physician out! Now I’m not talking about diagnosing yourself and choosing your own form of treatment.. No, what I’m talking about is being proactive when it comes to your health because sometimes, that’s all you’ve got! Get to know your body better, listen to it, and take heed of the signals you receive…
You will be amazed and surprised by what you learn!