It seems that with the development of each new mainstream medication, we are moving farther and farther away from allowing the body to do what it naturally wants to do when we are ill – heal itself.
In fact, this is a signal that we may be better off allowing natural health products to help our bodies heal faster and prevent disease. Yes, the benefits derived from some of these natural health products are undeniable even to the skeptical medical community. For example, encouraging results in the battle against cancer have been seen from DIM (Di-Indolyl Methane). DIM is a super-antioxidant that has been shown in studies to help prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. It can be found in a variety of vegetables, including broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Taking a DIM supplement might be for you since it has also been shown to be safe when taken in appropriate amounts. At Cape Feature Naturals we have 200mg dim supplements. Another example of a natural health supplement that has undeniable healing benefits is NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) a specially modified form of the dietary amino acid cysteine. It is thought to help the body combat conditions such as bronchitis. Taking a NAC supplement is also a wise choice for people who desire another super-antioxidant that is safe. Natural supplements not only help to prevent disease, they also help the body heal faster. Natural vitamins and minerals such as calcium, vitamin K and C and zinc, for example, have been shown to be critical in helping bone fragments heal faster (along with a doctor’s prescribed program of rest). Also useful in helping broken bones heal faster are: Magnesium (250-350 mg daily) which is required for bone formation, vitamin D3, which is essential for calcium absorption and Omega-3 fats. Essential fats are necessary for wound healing and for reducing inflammation caused by acute injury. Yes, even doctors are acknowledging that natural products are a vital part of our arsenal in fighting and preventing disease. For example, NAC is used even in some conventional medications. Psychology today has even stated that, “A supplement called N-acetylcysteine (we'll shorten that to NAC) has the potential to make a huge difference in how we process toxins.” All of this is evidence that our bodies can and do heal healthier and faster with natural health products than they do without them.