Man has evolved and survived over millennia and in large part because we live in an environment that provides a wide range of food sources for sustenance and good health. In a modern world shopping on line is a convenience but we often don’t have all the information we might need to have to be informed and safe.
Detox tablets, protein powder for weight loss, product extracts are all there on-line and easily accessible be they genuine products or a fraud. The buy on-line culture comes with great benefits but it still has its downfalls.
Not all natural medicines work the same way for everyone. Whilst nature loves you, be sure that she is not fooling you. Remember, there are as many deadly aspects to nature as there are safe ones. Of course, the health food and product industry know the difference and market their products because they are, in general, safe for consumers across the board. Likewise, through technology and scientific process, we are able to extract and concentrate certain elements that are beneficial but would normally be impractical for us to access and benefit from by any other means. For example, you might need to eat a diet substantially comprised of fish to benefit from the omega 3 in fish oils but being able to take a capsule or elixir solves that problem.
The other aspect is that what nature produces might not be very palatable, yet with processing natural elements can be combined with other elements and made palatable or unpleasant odours and tastes neutralised. On other words we can get at the good oil without the toil.
Our life-styles have also changed. We are busier doing things other than growing, gathering or preparing food, and often out diets can lack some of the essential element we might need. These are not just nutritional elements but also elements we might not normally have in our diet but can be of benefit for ailments like arthritis, stomach complains or skin irritation.
We also live in a world where we are often exposed to more toxins and certainly we live in a world where we are becoming increasingly more aware of toxicity in our bodies. Detox supplements and natural health programmes are becoming increasingly important in the world of natural medicine. Another aspect of modern life is we spend more time on-line and therefore have access to a wide range of information. We can research health issues and products or supplements that may remedy or aid recovery. Then we can also access and buy supplies of products on-line. But with all that comes information overload and going with the crowd or submitting to the advertising is not always a guarantee that you are getting value for money and more importantly, the product that is right for you.