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Health is wealth: investing in long term health and wellbeing

Date: 01-09-2020

According to Complementary Medicines Australia, up to two out of three Australians use complementary medicine.1 These figures come as no surprise, as people are realising more than ever the importance of maintaining long term health, while also finding that natural health therapies offer a cost-effective solution to achieving their health goals, allowing money to be saved without a compromise to the effectiveness of treatment or management of an ongoing health condition. So, with health consciousness on the rise, how can you achieve optimal long term health and wellbeing?

Choose natural medicines

One reason why natural medicines are increasing in popularity is that they offer a proactive and effective alternative. Investing time, effort and financial resources on disease prevention and symptom control can have significant long-term consequences that translate into better health outcomes and an improved quality of life. A natural health practitioner is also your partner in your journey towards better health. They will guide you on how to be healthy so that you can develop the lifestyle or dietary habits that promote disease prevention and a better quality of life. The prevention of costly chronic conditions will also save you from spending money on treatments, prescriptions and having to take time off work due to illness.

Consult a qualified professional

Conducting prudent research into a health problem is a great way of advocating your own health. However, just as you may hire a professional to repair the foundation of your home, the most vital aspect of your life, your body’s health, deserves nothing less than the best. Working with a qualified natural health practitioner can make all the difference when it comes to maintaining the longevity of your health. A qualified practitioner will consider your individual circumstances, health condition and lifestyle and use that to paint a holistic picture of your health, giving you the opportunity to improve your long-term health outcomes.

Reconsider your lifestyle choices

Choosing what you spend your money on day to day may seem like an easy decision to make, especially when no critical health problems are prevalent. Life priorities differ for everyone – those at the early stages of their adult life may choose to spend their money on keeping up with the latest fashion trends, dining out frequently or owning the latest technology. Yet these may be very same people who would rather save money elsewhere by buying discount supplements and vitamins, rather than invest a bit more in quality natural health products that have been prescribed by a qualified health practitioner. When the time comes, those who have invested in their health early on will be better prepared, have better body vitality and stronger resilience to illnesses in the future.

Choose quality over quantity (and a discount)

Choosing quality over quantity ensures you get what you pay for. Manufacturers can choose from a wide range of raw materials with potentially varying degrees of efficacy, and therefore the price may act as an indicator of quality. The most expensive supplement is one that does not work, and that’s why it is so important to choose quality supplements that will assist your long term health.

Choosing the right high-quality supplement is best done with the help of a qualified natural health practitioner. Researching your symptoms online to find a quick, cost-effective solution at your local discount chemist rarely results in an effective health outcome and instead results in your money being needlessly wasted. Making conscious and informed choices about what you put in your body will help you on your way to improving your health for the long run.  

Good health allows you more choices in how you live your life. Ultimately, there is no better investment than the longevity of your health and your natural health practitioner is best placed to guide you on the essential natural medicines, lifestyle or dietary adjustments you need to achieve optimal health.