In our hectic lives, many of us forget to take proper care of ourselves through unhealthy diets, lack of exercise, and neglecting mental health. Often, we only take action once symptoms of poor health surface, which can sometimes reflect a chronic condition that may require extensive time and cost to treat. Read on to learn how naturopathic doctors help Singaporeans embrace natural and healthy lifestyles to promote overall wellbeing and health.
Enjoy a nutritious yet tasty diet.
Due to our busy schedules, many of us may eat frequently and unhealthily, ranging from eating at irregular hours to binging on junk food while working or watching shows. By depriving our bodies of the proper nutrients for general function, it often results in greater stress, fatigue, and capacity to engage in activities. In the long run, poor nutrition can lead to numerous chronic conditions, ranging from obesity to hypertension and high cholesterol levels, as well as diabetes and some cancers.
With their years of expertise, naturopathic doctors are well-versed in modalities ranging from clinical nutrition to diet and lifestyle management, as well as homeopathy and botanical/herbal medicine. This allows them to promote natural healing through creating individualised treatment for their patients in Singapore. In addition, they can also prescribe all-natural herbal and nutritional supplements to enhance patients’ overall nutrient intake.
Embrace meditation and relaxation.
With reduced social interaction and constantly working from home while juggling family responsibilities, it is no surprise that mental health is on the decline. Many people suffer from both poor quality and quantity of sleep, due to stress and insomnia. In the long run, it can lead to conditions such as burnout and depression, as well as an increase in conditions such as heart disease.
Naturopathic doctors are well versed in diet and lifestyle counseling and have several natural options for supporting stress and sleep quality. In addition, lifestyle counseling on sleep and stress involves teaching patients about mindfulness and meditation. Studies have shown that meditation brings about numerous benefits, ranging from improving brain function, reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as improving memory, concentration, and creativity for a fulfilling life.