Importance of the Holistic Approach to Wellness

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The definition of Holistic… 

The word holistic comes from the Greek word holos, meaning “entire’ or “all”.  Holistic treatment simply means treating the entire person.  

In Western Medicine we often like to keep each area of Mind Body, and Spirit separate.  There is a shift happening but it is slow mainly because our health system isn’t structured to facilitate this.  Take a pill and don’t deal with the root problem.  I have found in my journey that it isn’t one area or one practitioner who will give you all the answers.  It’s a holistic approach that includes body, mind, and spirit. 

When each system, the mind body or spirit, is out of balance this is when disease can occur.  You are what you eat…  you are what you think.  After taking Holistic Nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition I see the physical body as cells that function.  Either way you look at it there is energy to these millions of reactions constantly occurring.  The body is an amazing machine that is in constant motion to maintain balance.  I.e. temperature, water, glucose, minerals… In Cellular biology and Biochemistry we have a system to prove scientifically how this all works but we also know that positive thoughts and feelings can have an effect on these functions. 

With this blog I hope to inform and connect…………

Wellness Journey’s are a process that involves Mind, Body and Spirit.  Health and happiness starts with you, I only hope to help you access information and practitioners to help you on your way to leading a…. harmonious, balanced, and aligned life that was meant for each and every one of you. 

I want to say thank you in advance for helping Life Flow build this amazing resource for our Valley.  Remember… baby steps are still progress, keep going!

Sheriesse Baker, RHN

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