The Holistic Approach to Your Health

Has this ever happened to you? You go see your doctor about an illness or problem. And instead of finding the root cause, he sends you home with prescription drugs and follow-up appointments to “manage your condition.” You probably wondered, “Did he even see me – the person, or just a disease?” Many people consider this the fundamental problem with conventional medicine. It often ignores the fact that a symptom is actually a sign your body needs attention. It’s like… Continue reading

The History of Holistic Medicine: The Modern Age

Holistic medicine – medicine that focuses on the mind, body and spirit as a whole – is built on a tradition of ancient healing systems like Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. Following advancements in medicine in the 20th century – including the discovery of penicillin and cortisone, as well as advancements in surgical techniques – holistic medicine branched away from the mainstream in an attempt to maintain gentler, more natural forms of healing that treated the individuals as a whole. Unlike… Continue reading

Female Hair Loss – You Have Options

If you’re worried about losing your hair, you’re not alone. For most women, hair loss is much deeper than vanity or self-consciousness. The condition of your hair reflects what’s going on inside your body. In fact, your hair, skin, and fingernails are the first areas to show signs of illness and nutritional deficiencies. The strata of cells in a single strand of hair offers a look at what you’ve put in your body over the last three to six months.… Continue reading

The History of Holistic Medicine: The Indian Tradition of Ayurveda

Nowhere is the image of holistic medicine – creating a healthy balance between the body, mind and spirit – more present than in Ayurvedic medicine. The ancient tradition of Ayurveda originated in India in the first millennium BC. Teachings of Ayurveda talked of the “five great elements” – earth, water, fire, air, and ether – which formed not only the human body, but the entire universe. Each of the five senses in the human body related to one of the… Continue reading

Best Diet Practices

There is always a lot of controversy about what to eat and what not to eat! Despite the controversy, many experts agree that there are certain habits you can develop that will lead to excellent health. Here are some of them: 1. Get back to basics. Your diet must include protein, fat and carbohydrate. Eliminating any one category leads to certain trouble. For example, if you stop eating any protein – beef, fish, turkey, chicken, eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, and… Continue reading

The History of Holistic Medicine: The Ancient Greeks and Holistic Medicine

Another forebearer of today’s holistic medicine can be found amongst the ancient Greeks. The ancient Greeks had extensive knowledge of herbal and botanical medicine. Much of their herbal information came from the ancient Egyptians. Both the Egyptians, and later, the Greeks were herbalists who extensively used many common herbs and plants for healing, such as anise, honey, myrrh and frankincense. Aristotle’s pupil, Theophrastus was one of the ancient Greeks who wrote extensively about herbal medicine. Socrates and Plato also wrote… Continue reading

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