I am always amazed at the knowledge we have gained from the past, using simple herbal remedies to soothe sore throats, reduce inflammation and aid digestion, applying simple breathing techniques to reduce stress and symptoms such as asthma, and simply by being grateful we can change our perception and improve our overall happiness.
As a nutritionist I believe if you start young, you can prevent many of the diseases that plague the western world; no smoking, plenty of exercise, a good diet, low levels of stress and great genes can take you a long way.
You don't know what you're missing. The old cliche is never more pertinent than when it's applied to your hearing. More often than not, you don't realise what you're not hearing until someone points it out to you. Have relatives remarked that you tend to have the volume of your TV turned up very loud? Or did you miss that call from the kitchen asking if you take sugar? These could be the first telltale signs that your hearing has deteriorated. It might sound strange but hearing loss isn't as easy to spot as you may think.