Have you ever thought what the definition of health is? The dictionary tells that it’s the lack of illness or injury. But, according to holistic medicine practitioner, merely being free of disease does not make you healthy.
Your health is a continuously progressive state. You might feel good today and not tomorrow.
How you treat your body impacts your overall wellness and health for many years to come. So, when it comes to health, consciously making the right decision every day is most likely your best strategy. Holistic medicine practitioner uses data driven scientific and natural safe approaches to help you restore wellness and maintain good health.
If you’re trying to find ways to boost your immunity and avoid illness, preventive medicine might be a great option for you. This approach of healthy lifestyle centers around practices that concentrate on the promotion, prevention, and maintenance of health and wellness.
Holistic medicine focuses on the person as a whole, instead of treating one condition or body system. The holistic approach takes into account the intrinsic connection between the body, mind, and spirit. Advanced scientific approaches using specialty lab work including genetic testing, allows a holistic doctor to work with your body’s unique and individual needs rather than just focusing on covering up symptoms. Through advanced testing and understanding a persons individual genetic makeup, your holistic practitioner can determine your individual needs and help you implement sustainable long term solutions to give you long term results.
Why Should I Try Holistic Medicine?
6 adults out of 10 in the United States have a chronic health disease. 4 out of 10 have two or more long-term conditions. Suicide rates are at an all time high. Why is the U.S. the sickest industrialized nation in the world when we have the most advanced medical science at our finger tips?!
There are many contributing factors that are contributing to the rise in chronic health issues including sustained long term high stress. Let’s not forget the Standard American Diet which consists of foods that cause neural inflammation, leaky gut, and body wide inflammatory conditions. Take gluten, for example, which can accelerate auto immune attacks on the thryoid known as Hashimoto’s or cause brain based diseases like atrophy of the cerebellum region of the brain, J Neurol Neurosug Psychiatry 2002;72:560 – 563. — AND this isn’t new news! The problem isn’t that we don’t have the advanced testing available to us, the problem is that the current health system is not set up to allow doctors to offer the type of testing that is looking for underlying causes of disease.
Our current health model is excellent at acute care but is failing at reversing and preventing chronic illness. There are so many variables that can cause not only the brain chemistry to shift out of balance but the entire body… variables that include underlying infections, foods or chemicals and preservatives in the foods, environmental toxins like glyphosate, and even lifestyle choices. It takes a complex model approach to understand what the variables can be and how all the variables can effect the body and the brain. Shifting to this more complex thinking approach and understanding that we need to find the underlying root causes of an individuals chronic illness is going to be the long term solution for those who are struggling for answers, and holistic doctors are experts in finding root causes of chronic illness.
The following are the most common and expensive illnesses:
Choices like insufficient physical activity, bad eating habits, environmental toxins, prolonged stress, and underlying infections which many don’t know they have, can increase one’s risk of long-term health conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that practicing prevention can reduce your healthcare cost. Americans spend $3.3 trillion on health care each year. 90% of this total arises from a persistent mental and physical health conditions.
When you choose holistic healthcare approaches, you are placing your long-term health goals over short-term lifestyle decisions with the goal of healthy living well into your golden years. Holistic health practices are not only beneficial for you…If you are a woman wanting to have a family, for example, your lifestyle choices will directly effect the long term health of your child. Having a healthy pregnancy is essential for the long-term health of both the mother and the child.
Functional Health Screenings:
As you age, life gets busier. This may leave you struggling to find time for routine check-ups and tests. Keep in mind; staying on top of your health and having a holistic doctor on your team are a crucial part of holistic health and prevention.
Health screenings can detect persistent conditions and infections early so that you can get proper treatment and hence slow down the progression of this illness. These types of examinations are essential as you age, especially in the middle-adult and senior years.
Have you ever considered how essential your heart is to daily life? There are lots of things you should know about the heart. Among the most critical components of healthy living is taking good care of your heart by making heart-healthy decisions in your daily lifestyle choices. Genetic testing is a great way to discover what lifestyle choices will optimize your heart, mind, and body.
Holistic Medicine Practitioners often recommend that their patients get annual laboratory tests as a part of routine preventive health care. Lab tests typically vary depending on the unique history of the patient.
Individually Tailored Diets:
Choosing to eat a healthy diet reduces your risk of developing conditions like high cholesterol and obesity. But understanding that each person has unique requirements for what foods are healthy for them is usually not addressed. Holistic doctors who utilize genetic and other testing with their clients can help them tailor a diet that will best suit their individual requirements to sustain health.
If you have any chronic health disorder, like diabetes or Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease (GERD), your diet is a critical step to reversing those conditions. If you have GERD, be sure to avoid foods that agitate symptoms. These consists of spicy foods, coffee, tea, and fatty or fried foods and may also consists of otherwise ‘healthy’ foods that are causing inflammation to your body. This is where your holistic doctor can really help by understanding which testing to order for you to determine what foods you might need to steer away from so that your body can heal. A healthy eating strategy can help you reverse many diseases and other complications.
Proactive Health Model:
The Holistic approach to health focuses on addressing the root causes of physiological illness and mental health imbalances by using a biological and genetic data driven approach to determine healing protocols that work with your body’s unique and individual needs rather than just focusing on covering up symptoms.
If you’re ready to take your health back, give your holistic medicine practitioner a try!
Among the simplest ways to begin is to make an appointment with a holistic medicine doctor. She/He can work with you to establish a plan of action to get your health back on track. Try a data driven approach that can put you on the path towards health and a more balanced lifestyle!
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Not sure WHO to book with? No Problem! Here at MHH we have an AMAZING team of coaches and EVERY ONE OF OUR COACHES can help you with ANY of your conditions, so just pick the one that has availability on the day and time that works best for you.
Not feeling well and looking for help with your condition, diagnosis, or symptoms that won’t go away no matter what you have tried? Our holistic biological health coaches can help you! Our coaches teach you how your body works, what the underlying cause of your condition or symptoms are, and how to fix and address them using long-term solutions that are data-driven and that work!
Our holistic biological health coaches have a deep understanding of advanced functional testing and genetics testing, along with much experience in complex cases.
Our biological coaching team works with you to empower and teach you how to understand and interpret your lab results, what your results mean, how they are connected to your health conditions or symptoms, and most importantly, what to do with the information, how to put protocols together based on your lab results, and when to reorder your various labs to track progress.
You will become your own healing master learning how to navigate the healing process, how to modify your protocols, when and how to detoxify your organs and cells from the toxins discovered on your lab results. You will learn the importance of tracking your assessment forms and symptom sheets and how to troubleshoot your healing process.
In addition, you have the opportunity to learn how to understand YOUR genetic blueprint – Our coaches are trained in the field of epigenetics and understand implicitly that YOU are in control of your own gene expression and how your genes either work for or against you. If you choose to add genetic testing into your program, your genetic blueprint information can be used not only to help drive your plan of action for healing, but also it can be used to understand your body’s unique nutrition, lifestyle, sleeping, eating, and physical activity needs are so that you can optimize once you are healed.
Get help from our functional nutrition coaches who understand that there is no ONE diet that is right for everyone. Our nutrition coaches work hand in hand with our biological coaches so if you need any lab work done or specific protocols that would require supplement protocols, you have a team working on your behalf and your nutrition coach would make recommendations for which other team coaches would be able to help you.
Your coaches will teach and empower you to learn how to determine and navigate your diet modifications which are decided based on your extensive intake forms, history, and your lab data that your coaches may want to order for you. Based on all of this information, they will teach you what foods to eat and not eat according to various conditions and why.
Your functional nutrition coach will help you learn what substitutes you can use when there are certain foods you may need to stop eating for a period of time, how to put your meals together based on your dietary needs per your lab data, how and when to incorporate gut repair protocols, and what lifestyle modifications you want to address based on your labs and your health conditions.
Nutritional coaching can be a great tool by itself or combined with coaching from our biological coaches. You can schedule with either our biological or nutrition coaches and they can help you get started and make recommendations as needed.
Many people who have successfully mentored with our nutrition coaches have had past issues such as:
Mindset, past and present traumas, and limiting belief systems are some of the biggest barriers to healing, so much in fact that gene expression and biological ‘engines’ of the human body can change for the worse because of it.
In the many years, we have been working in the field of holistic medicine, helping people who have tried everything else with no success or little success, we have discovered how great of an impact our thoughts, beliefs, and past and present trauma, and chronic stress can be to the human body, mind, and spirit.
The rate of recovery and healing for those who place emphasis on creating new neurological pathways to imprint new and healthy mindsets and belief systems in how they perceive themselves and the world around them is greatly improved when the psychological aspect of mindset and integration of mind, body, the spirit is addressed through repatterning of the mind and body neurology.
By removing barriers discovered from traumas, mindset, and conscious/unconscious patterns that are not congruent for healing, health, and vitality, you set yourself up for the best outcomes in your healing journey. Healing only occurs when the physical, emotional, and mental barriers to healing are removed.
Therefore we incorporate mind, body, spirit integration work into our programs and in doing so, we see exponential increases in positive outcomes with our clients. We have put together the most comprehensive ‘whole person’ approach in the world, and this is why our results are so successful.
Our Emotional Processing, Stress Release, & Neurological Repatterning coaches work with you to create new neurological connections, anchor new neurology, and habits, and show you how to become aware of any conscious or unconscious belief systems that may be holding you back from healing and total health.
You are welcome to try one or two appointments to see what you think. We typically recommend a minimum of 6 sessions to make an accurate assessment of how this type of modality is working for you.
Here are some of the modalities our Emotional Processing, Stress Release, & Neurological Repatterning coaches use for brain and body repatterning:
Breathwork is more than just a simple exercise of intentional breathing. Specialized breathwork techniques are used to facilitate major transformation and healing by encompassing a wide range of therapeutic practices that are extremely powerful in providing immediate relief for pulling people out of fight or flight (the amygdala hijack we teach about in Part 2 of our Mastering Trauma Masterclass).
This vagus nerve activation through breath work activates the rest/digest (parasympathetic nervous system), stimulates healing, reduces blood pressure, reduces the cortisol stress response, regulates hormone and blood glucose activity, and heart rate variability (the biological stress response). It rewires the body for self-regulation of the nervous system in a manner that optimizes the body and creates resilience in times of stress.
Yoga breath therapy allows you to disconnect from the mind chatter, mind racing, and negative self-talk and reconnect with your body your energy. From this elevated state of awareness, you are able to facilitate healing, growth, and expansion. And if you are looking for some expansion of your body/mind/spirit awareness, then this type of breathwork can be nourishing and can facilitate the next layer of peace, love, gratitude, connection, clarity, and insights.
In the many years, we have been working in the field of holistic medicine, helping people who have tried everything else with no success or little success, we have discovered how great of a damaging impact our thoughts, beliefs, and past and present trauma, and chronic stress (the fight or flight response) can be to the human body, mind, and spirit.
By becoming aware of how to regulate our own nervous system, and resolve traumas, mindset, and conscious/unconscious patterns that are not congruent for healing, health, and vitality, you set yourself up for the best outcomes in your healing journey. Healing only occurs when the physical, emotional, and mental barriers to healing are removed.
The rate of recovery and healing for those who place emphasis on:
….. Find much success and amplification in their healing journey.
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