Health can be defined by the absence of disease.
Yet, even with the absence of disease we can lack wholeness. Each one of us has a physical body, an emotional soul, and a spiritual core. We can spend our whole lives at the gym, eat a healthy diet yet neglect our thought patterns or deny ourselves time away from the chaos of this busy world.
As a holistic nutritionist, I look at people’s current state of health and draw for myself a picture of who they are. Yes, my primary concern is their physical health, but experience has taught me to look beyond what I merely see in front of me.
During a consultation questions I might ask myself are;
- When did all this begin for them?
- What was their breaking point?
- What are they willing to sacrifice to get well?
These are questions that go beyond their physical health. And the answers can help shape each individuals health plan. I have seen a chronic eczema client find little relief from diet and herbal treatment and yet have complete remission when they left a destructive relationship. And, I’ve witnessed clinical depressed clients get their lives back through nutrition counselling.
Wholeness is a lifestyle that nourishes each part of who we are and holistic health is a method of treatment that takes all three components into consideration and the undeniable connection between those components.
So, next time you consider your health ask yourself this question…
“Am I healthy inside and out? Or am I neglecting an important part of who I am?”
Tough question I know. But I’m confident the answer can be life changing.