We have been living in the current healthcare paradigm for so long that most people do not even realize that there is another, more sane, more logical, and more effective way to approach health and the prevention/healing of chronic illness. I am going to explain this new approach to medicine and it just might change the whole way you think about your own health and how you receive your healthcare forever.
Detoxification of the body is of critical importance. Not only do we need to rid the body of byproducts of normal metabolism, but we are bombarded with all sorts of chemicals and toxins in our environment at levels never before experienced in human history.
Not sure how I ever forgot about this dessert. Now that I've rediscovered it, I've been eating a baked apple almost daily. It has all my favorite qualities: quick and easy to make, minimal ingredients, natural, and healthy!
Food is Medicine: What This Really Means
You have probably heard on many occasions the phrase, "food is medicine". But, what does this really mean? It is not just a cute phrase to encourage people to eat healthier foods. In fact, food really is medicine.
The more I've learned about nutrition and lifestyle and how powerful these tools are for creating and maintaining health, the more I've become aware of an unfortunate fact. Despite the benefits of nutrition and lifestyle, prescription drugs are still the go-to answer for most things relating to both health and disease in our society.
There is one point of logic that has totally escaped me. Why, among all the things that we are required to learn in school, is nutrition not one of them. I can't think of any other topic that is so critical for people to understand at a deep level. Nutrition is not only at the core of our health and well-being, it is also a topic that will be relevant to us every day for the rest of our lives. It is more relevant than many of the specifics of history, mathematics, and many of the other topics we learn in school; especially if the topic is not related to work we will continue as an adult. Of course, these other topics are important to learn and help develop the brain, and should be learned, but likely will still be less useful than understanding how to feed the body to maintain health and prevent and heal disease. I am not advocating that we shouldn't learn these other topics, but that nutrition must absolutely be a core topic taught throughout school.
The Holistic Approach Explained
When people hear the word "holistic" they often think of something "natural." Although the two concepts often go hand and hand, they are actually different entities. It might be easier to think of the word holistic as "whole-istic." A holistic approach in medicine emphasizes the whole individual and all aspects of their body and lives and how all these pieces work hand-in-hand to create optimal health.
When it comes to weight loss, people want the weight off - and FAST! This is understandable. Extra weight can be uncomfortable, lower confidence, and cause worry over its health implications.
It is not that often I get this excited over a kitchen tool. Often, I buy something with high expectations that it will truly shake up my cooking routine but I am left disappointed. Not the case with this hand-held spiralizer. It actually works as well as, if not better than, I had hoped.
When people are trying to lose weight, one of the first things I talk to them about is the role that carbs, sugar (actually a type of carbohydrate), and insulin have on the body's ability to use fat as an energy source.
A physician who discovered the power of nutrition and lifestyle for health and healing.