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This is the time of the year that almost everyone tries to become healthier. It’s great to set New Year’s health resolutions. I’m removing toxins from my home as one of mine. But, it is possible to go overboard. Sometimes, “healthy” things can cause more harm. Certainly, not the outcome anyone wants.
Taking Too Many Vitamins
Unless you are getting your vitamins directly from vegetables, it is possible to take too many. Yes, I’m sure it is technically possible to eat too many carrots or something but I haven’t seen it before. If you take supplements and vitamins, be sure to follow the dosage guidelines exactly. This is not a time where “more is better”.
Refusing Modern Medicine in Favor of Natural Remedies
I prefer to use natural remedies before I reach for a bottle of pills. However, It’s not always wise to rely just on natural remedies. If you suffer from a major illness like diabetes or thyroid disorders like me, be sure to take your medicine. Natural remedies can help alleviate symptoms but sometimes, modern medicine is needed. Seems like common sense but I’ve seen many people reject modern medicine completely at the cost of their health.
It seems that every few months, there is a new diet or cleanse that becomes very popular. The problem with these are they aren’t always that healthy. Stick with tried and true ways to cleanse your body. For example, drinking lots of water, epsom salt baths and common sense nutrition.
It’s great to exercise regularly but it’s also possible to overdo it. If you are a person who likes to exercise a lot be sure to switch around the types of exercises you do to give your body a needed break. If you are that person who loves exercise, please motivate me to actually do it too! 😀
Weaning Yourself from Prescription Medications
Are you taking a medicine that you no longer wish to take? Please, talk to your doctor before just stopping them on your own. Many medicines need to be weaned rather than cut cold turkey.
Cutting Out Major Food Groups
When you cut out major food groups, you run the risk of inadequate nutrition. If you must cut out a group due to allergies or personal preferences, make sure you are getting the vitamins and nutrients from another source.
What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments!
Please note that I am not a doctor. Any opinions expressed throughout this site are strictly my own, based on my own personal experiences. Your experience may be different. Please talk to your doctor before doing anything in regards to your health.