A chronic disease is defined as one that lasts one year or longer and requires ongoing medical attention, or one that limits daily living activities. These diseases are the leading drivers in healthcare costs. Many of these chronic diseases would benefit from proper nutrition and lifestyle changes.
It is possible to improve your health. You have the ability to make a dent in the disease. Determine the smallest action you can take to successfully make changes. That builds new habits.
It starts with nutrition. Try to eat what humans would’ve eaten over the course of evolution. Plant matter and high-fiber foods that are barely processed should dominate the diet. For those who like eating animal products, stick to organic or wild caught a few times a week.
De-stress and exercise. Taking walks in nature can be very healing. Get your body moving to get what you need, because modern conveniences don’t always stimulate physical activity.
Listen as Dr. Howard Jacobson joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to share how you can develop habits that improve life with a chronic disease.