What Is Holistic Nutrition & Why Does It Matter?
What is this term ‘holistic’ when it refers to nutrition as well as the medical field?
Holistic or ‘wholistic’ like the title of T.Colin Campbell’s book Whole-Rethinking the Science of Nutrition refers to treating the body as a whole, considering all parts of the body including emotional, mental and even spiritual being.
When comparing it to modern western medicine which focuses on specific parts of the body or even specific symptoms, holistic doctors and nutritionists look at the entire body to assist with healing the whole body.
While we are incredibly thankful to modern medicine for saving lives with the latest technologies and equipment, medical doctors are not receiving the education in school to properly treat the whole body system.
The human anatomy is very complex but it’s difficult to argue that it stops right there.
The other big issue is that dietitians receive training from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association.
“The Academy has faced controversy regarding corporate influence related to its relationship with the food industry and funding from corporate groups such as McDonald’s, Coca-Cola,Mars, and others.” – Wikipedia.com (from various sources – this is no secret!)
“Questions about corporate influence have bedeviled the organization for years.” – The New York Times
Still, we are grateful for doctors even with the over-prescribing of pharmaceutical drugs which again, save lives, but have a slew of side effects including possible death!
Modern technology has allowed humans to live longer but are we really thriving?
Are we living the best lives possible through optimal health?
While health care is supposed to be just that…health…care…is it taking care of our health or stealing our wallets?
Call me crazy but I’d rather take my chances eating fresh, beautiful, energizing, nutrient dense, plant-based foods rather than popping pills.
I bring up fresh foods because there are numerous amounts of research that back the theory that eating primarily plant based or even 100% plant based can not only prevent disease but also reverse disease.
Almost all of my previous blogs have referred to such research and I truly believe that if you continue to research science based evidence regarding the best and healthiest diets for humans, you will feel compelled to make some dietary changes and most of all…you will feel amazing.
This is what it’s all about; obtain optimal health for the best life possible.
Your whole body, mind and spirit deserve to feel amazing always!
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Be well always. You deserve it.