Holistic health is an approach to healing that considers body, mind and spirit when working to improve or restore health. The word “holistic” is based on the Greek word, “holos”, meaning “whole” or “complete”. It is also, by the way, the root for the word “holy”.
As holistic nutritionists, we evaluate current health status by looking at all the many factors that influence health. These include emotional stress, work stress, environmental stress, hidden infections or food allergies, poor coping skills, etc. We then create a science- based plan, based on testing, that will restore balance and wholeness to body, mind and spirit.
I believe strongly that it is a combination of lifestyle, environment, food supply, and electronic overload that has created the epidemic of fatigue, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD and all the other major diagnoses that the health care system struggles to improve. I have witnessed, in the 28 years that I’ve practiced holistic nutrition, that addressing all the factors that affect peoples’ health is the only way to restore them to optimal health.
I fell passionately in love with the holistic approach when I first encountered it in the mid 1980’s as the result of my own health crisis.
About 30 years ago, shortly after my daughter was born, I developed eczema, the itchy, scaly inflammatory condition that can drive people mad with irrit