Holistic Health to Boost Your Well-Being

Holistic Health to Boost Your Well-Being

Holistic health, a simple text book definition would be; the health of the body as a whole system. Not to diagnose individual parts organs or systems of the body but rather attempt to heal it as a whole unit or system. However, if you delve a little bit deeper into what holistic health is, you’ll be sure to find that it consists of much more than a simple definition.

It has been a firm belief for thousands of years, in many parts of the world, that the mind, body, spirit and emotions are all interconnected and can be treated as a whole. They can also, however, lead to the cause of your problem if not properly cared for. What I Mean by this, is that when you place your faith in holistic medicine and a particular part of the body is ill effected, rather than treating the effected area as with traditional medicine, the entire body can be treated as a whole. Every aspect of our lives is interconnected and will affect every other aspect of our lives. Every thought, emotion and interaction will impact your overall health.

There are many environmental aspects that we can blame for our lack of well being, but holistic health will teach you that rather than placing the blame on environmental toxins, genetics, viruses and stress which can very well be contributing factors to many illnesses, the underlying cause of many of these illnesses can be traced back to a lack of very fundamental health enhancing personal traits such as, a strong will, responsibility, passion and support from family members and close friends. Most importantly, however, is a working knowledge of good health and a balanced lifestyle. Without these, however, your choice of healthcare modality and treatment makes no difference.

Whatever the topical illness, a “quick fix” is not a permanent solution. That is to say, that modern medicine may make you well temporarily, but without finding the underlying cause of the illness, it is very likely to return. This is where holistic health/medicine comes in. Altering your lifestyle and trying to look for a deeper, possibly a root cause of the problem through a spiritual, mental, emotional and lifestyle perspective and treating it, can often offer long term resolution for the issue. Lasting solutions to many of society’s illnesses can be reached, through a holistic heath approach, by getting to the underlying, root cause of the illnesses.

Returning to your natural state of health is possible through holistic health its and practices. Patterns of successful reversal of health problems have been proven in testing of holistic medicine. Most people share characteristics of these traits, to some degree. We are all able to manipulate these traits to some degree, allowing you to maximize your own unique approach toward returning to your natural state of being. The following are a number of steps that will ultimately help to lead you to achieving optimal health, on a holistic level.

The first and probably the most obvious is, responsibility. Basically, what this mean is, don’t be a sheep, having blind faith in just one medical option as the only way to become healthy is not being very responsible. Look retrospectively at your past “attempts” at caring for your health and judge, in all honesty how successful they were in improving your overall well being. Then make the realization that there are alternatives to what you have been bread to believe is the only way of caring for your health. By no means am I telling you to completely abandon modern medicine, just to have an open mind to possible alternatives.

Another step here is being aware, by which I mean; having a deeper understanding of yourself and your body which can be achieved by paying closer attention to your beliefs, thoughts, choices as well as, how you respond to the world around you. You need to question whether you believe that you can fix your health. What you can learn from the illness. Why you end up at the decisions that you do. By questioning these things, you can reach the realization that, previously seemingly unchangeable things, can be manipulated with the correct approach.

One of the cornerstones to good health is proper nutrition and diet. Your diet and lifestyle have a great influence on your overall health and can dictate your longevity. The surgeon general announced in 1988, that more than two-thirds of the deaths in the U.S. can be attributed to poor diet and malnourishment. Many common diseases as well as emotional problems stem from our eating habits. The vast majority of American citizens have an inadequate knowledge of the affect that food has on our health and our ability to reverse the adverse effects that diseases have on our bodies. The most effective, well balanced diets include vegetables, low fat foods, whole grains, no cholesterol, fruits and proteins.

Forgive and Forget. Resolving past issues in our lives and shedding a positive light on them is vitally important to healing. Negative emotions such as, guilt, resentment and anger all bear a negative impact on our well being and are self-poisoning. Forget about it and move on with your life and don’t carry a grudge.

Having faith and making sound judgments also play a very important role in healing. To have faith means to believe in being connected to a higher power, that there is an order to life as well as unity and a wholeness. When you have faith, you will find that you will be presented with an unlimited number of opportunities in life. To have faith, you must have a certain amount of confidence in the choices that you make and stand behind them.

You will experience a deep feeling of joy and fulfillment, once you find your purpose in life. Having a sense of purpose will allow your life to take on a whole new meaning and sense of worth. This is a prevalent trait among those who are holistically healthy. Everybody has some kind of skill set that allows them to express themselves, as do you. When you do not find this unique talent, this is when you find yourself restless and frustrated. Focus primarily on whatever it is that makes you happiest in life. You should set goals for yourself to work toward and achieve them.

Every one of these factors explained here poses an influence that is profoundly positive on your overall health and well being and when combined are far more effective than each one is individually. To overcome most sickness and achieve an approach to holistic health and boost your well being. To properly achieve this, it is a good idea to start out taking small steps, using these small steps as a foundation to long term holistic health. Not taking these steps is the only thing preventing you from living an optimally healthy life. Other than these steps, every aspect of your life and the way that you choose to live it can have a tremendous effect on your life, health and overall well being. Taking a holistic approach to health in conjunction with typical modern medicine may sometimes be your ideal approach to getting well.

This article is written by Edward Micknius for Mind Power World: http://www.MindPowerWorld.com