I was thinking about my health the other day, and realized that I have only had to take medication once in the past 20 years, actually going to the doctor's and getting a prescription plus an IV drip of antibiotics, that was almost 2 years ago for a serious bladder infection.
But other than that, for 20 years now I haven't taken any medication, OTC or otherwise. My children as well, they each have had prescribed medication a grand total of once in their lives, for ear infections. Oh yes, and one daughter for hives. Another daughter got mumps and the Dr. gave us medicine which we chucked and gave her other things.
So, what do we do for long-term health? Well, mainly we try to not eat too many fast foods, or sugary foods, or foods with preservatives and artificial flavorings. We make sure the kids get a good breakfast and dinner at least 5 days/week (weekends get a little sketchy), and we give the kids a daily vitamin, and a couple other supplements.
None of our kids have had any vaccinations, so we have to take extra care to strengthen their immune systems. They do get colds at least once each season.
We aren't health food fanatics, we aren't super outdoorsy nature types, I think we have a good balance between vegetables and ice-cream. But we have been fortunate to thus far be considerably healthy!
One thing I think was a great improvement is we bought a water filter for drinking water, and we switched all shampoos and lotions, soaps and toothpaste to things that are completely safe and contain no irritating or otherwise dangerous chemicals in them.
What do you do for yours and your family's long-term health. What sorts of supplements, or medication, or routines do you do? What would you like to add to your life for health benefits?
If I could drag myself to do it, I'd like to add a weekly yoga exercise to the kids' schedule, I really like yoga, the stretching, breathing, relaxing, it's great! But I'm too lazy to push it once a week, or I just hate routines and schedules!