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.
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.
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.