Do I have to take supplements or medications? Is diet and exercise ENOUGH? - Aspire Natural Health

Do I have to take supplements or medications? Is diet and exercise ENOUGH?

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Today I began putting together a treatment plan for a person I was working with and they asked me, ‘But can’t I just eat right and exercise? I don’t like taking pills and having regimens of stuff to do.’

That’s a good question…

…is eating right and exercising enough to make you healthy again?

And the answer is…


But sometimes just doing the basics isn’t enough.

The bigger the problem is, the more intensive treatment needs to be. And the basics alone aren’t always strong enough to do the job.

Let’s take an extreme example. Metastatic cancer (cancer spread all over the body) is very big disease, and means the treatment needs to be very powerful to have any hope of helping the person. So the natural part of a cancer protocol can easily equal 100 or more pills per day, along with powders, tinctures, teas. ‘Do I have to take all that stuff?’ Only if you want it to work. Because just doing ‘light’ interventions, or just doing the basics aren’t going to turn this disease process around.

A more common problem I see is with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Sometimes making dietary changes, avoiding reactive foods or going Paleo is enough to solve the problem. Simple, but not easy, and the person feels MUCH better. But sometimes just doing these basics isn’t enough, and you need to do more.

So how do you know when doing the basics isn’t enough?

  1. Start with how you feel? How are your symptoms? If just getting the basics in order lets you feel fantastic, and all your symptoms go away, then there’s a very good chance you can stop there.
  2. But if you don’t feel good, and you still have symptoms, then you need to do more. Don’t just keep doing more of the same, that’s insanity.
  3. Find a good health practitioner. Someone you trust and who knows what they’re doing. Someone who can guide you on the next steps, because just doing the basics isn’t enough, or you’d have been feeling better by now.

Bottom line: Start with the basics, if that’s enough, stop there. But if it’s not, you’re going to need to do more…


At Aspire Natural Health we are experts at helping people suffering with digestive issues and autoimmunity.

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