What is Health?
And what is our goal at Nutrition Doctor?
According to the WHO, Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
But what does this mean?
It means that to be HEALTHY we MUST CONSTANTLY strive to ACHIEVE a STATE OF HEALTHY LIVING. Thomas Edison said: The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will instruct his patients in care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
While science is important in the expansion of our knowledge there are 5 principles to follow in improving health naturally.
Remember the Healing Power of NatureThe body has considerable power to heal itself. It is the role of the physician or healer to facilitate and enhance the process, preferable with the aid of natural, nontoxic therapies. Above all, the physician or healer must do no harm.
View the Whole PersonAn individual must be viewed as a whole composed of a complex interaction of mind, body and spirit.
Identify and Treat the CauseIt is important to seek the underlying cause of the disease rather than simply suppress the symptoms. Symptoms are expressions of the body’s attempt to heal, but causes can spring from physical, mental or emotional and spiritual levels.
The Physician is a TeacherA physician should be foremost a teacher, educating, empowering and motivating the patient to assume more personal responsibility for his or her health by adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle and diet.
Prevention is the Best CurePrevention of disease is best accomplished through dietary and life habits that support health and prevent disease.
Learn to make smart choices, sleep more, stress less and remember mind and body go hand in hand, your physical health effects your emotions, finances and spirituality. You are a steward of your body and your body is priceless.
It's not a dream, or desire to be healthy and lose weight IT’S a decision.
How you eat most of the time matters. Eat 80% right and eat imperfectly 20% but healthy indulgence in moderate amounts. You must take care of your body to have optimal energy to do your purpose. Managing your health is a spiritual discipline it is a HABIT that needs to be developed.