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What is Health? Exploring the Fundamental Concept of Well-being

Health, healthiness, good health state, being healthy, these are all words to express a big and yet vague concept for most people. 

We can give a basic definition by saying that health is a state of physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

But it goes beyond that. 

Health is also:

  • A healthy living environment, abundant with nature, pure air and water, sun, healthy and varied foods 
  • A personal, social, and professional life with maximum fulfillment and minimum stress and injustice
  • A life in harmonious coexistence and interdependence with all forms of life around us. 
  • An individual and collective fulfillment

Someone’s health can not be fully achieved if the environment surrounding him is not healthy as well. This concept is well-known in basic biology. If you put an element in a hostile environment, this element will inevitably be affected.

That teaches us for example that there is no point in polluting our environment as we are polluting ourselves. Yet, this is what humans are doing on a large scale. 

Therefore, someone trying to improve his health should always keep in mind this close relationship between humans and their environment.  

A holistic approach to health always takes care of the environment and not only because natural remedies are produced by the biodiversity of the environment but because healthy earth is our home and it’s pure logic to want to live in a healthy home.

Physical health

Physical health is what most people consider when thinking about their health, sometimes, it’s even the only thing that matters. In that regard, the absence of symptoms is often the criteria that people use to judge if they are healthy or not. 

In reality, the absence of symptoms is not a good angle to determine it. Simply because not having symptoms does not mean being physically healthy. 

For example, you can be symptomless and yet suffer from:

  • Lack of movement
  • Excessive weight
  • Slow and ineffective metabolism
  • Decreased immunity
  • Pre-symptomatic degenerative disease
  • Pre-symptomatic diabetes
  • Early-stage atherosclerosis
  • Osteopenia
  • etc.

Some people think that a serious illness in remission is also compatible with a state of good health, but this is not the case. Before manifesting itself, a serious disease develops silently or with few symptoms for years. Remission does not mean that you are healthy again; it simply means that the critical illness is under control, or that its onset has been greatly reduced.

Also, it is common thinking to assume that someone doing a lot of sports and physical activity is automatically physically healthy but it’s not true. 

You can be very athletic and yet not be physically fit. For example, athletes can be sick and suffer the following:

This is why in a holistic natural health approach, we use biological tests amongst other diagnostics tools of natural medicines to determine the real current physical health state of an individual. 

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Mental health

Mental health is a very complex and subtle topic. For many people, talking about this is a synonym for the psychiatrist and its severe chemical medications all the way to a psychiatric asylum. 

Yet, most of the time, mental illness is a wide range of pathologies affecting active working people. 

Mental health can be assessed in many ways. Through biology, we can detect certain tendencies, risks, and deficiencies/excess in brain chemistry.  Through psychology, we can detect certain patterns of behavior that will improve or aggravate your mental health state.

In a holistic approach, we always consider health as a whole, and we understand the intimate relations between the mental, the physical, and the emotional. Thus, we will be able to work on mental health from different angles to get the best possible results. As we like to say: A healthy mind in a healthy body. 

That being said, severe mental illnesses are not the domain of natural medicines and do require a conventional medicine approach. Nonetheless, in those cases, natural medicines can be added as a complementary approach to conventional medical care if needed. 

Emotional health

Still largely underestimated and ignored by conventional medicine, emotional health is a part of your overall well-being. 

However, many natural medicine practitioners are placing way too much importance on emotions, going too far by making them responsible for all types of diseases. 

Although we can’t deny the fact that big emotional traumas inevitably have an impact on our health, they are never the only causes of severe diseases. 

Emotions can alter the functioning of the nervous system, the hormonal system, the digestive system and the immune system, but this will depend on your state of health prior to the emotional problem. Intense stress is often the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Emotional health comes with physical and mental health but it’s clear that a sick physical body can’t generate healthy emotions and on the other hand, a healthy body will be much less affected by emotional problems.

In a holistic natural health approach, we have different tools to work on emotional issues like:

  • Past traumas
  • Emotional blockages
  • Fears and phobias
  • Lack of emotional control
  • Anger and frustration management
  • etc.

It is important to keep in mind that any emotional problem is always related to mental and physical issues. Therefore, to successfully treat an emotional problem, we must treat the related mental and physical issues. 

More to health?

Is there more to health than a state of physical, mental, and emotional well-being? Yes. 

As we mentioned above, health goes beyond that and this is mainly driven by the human need for purpose. 

Humans are in general searching for a purpose to fulfill in life. This is one of the reasons why when they don’t find one, they are attracted to addictions and self-destructive behaviors. 

Whether it is a quest to achieve, a role to play, a place to be in a group, or a sense of recognition, most humans are always looking for some form of purpose. 

Spirituality

Spirituality, along with connected topics like philosophy, is something that can definitely change someone’s life and health. 

With natural medicines, we have a very open and global approach to the topic, understanding and respecting the importance of spirituality for some individuals and its impact.

Natural medicines believe in nature’s law of creation and the fact that we, as humans, are part of this unique creation that is the earth and its inhabitants. 

In that sense, spirituality can deliver pronounced enlightenment to the interconnectedness of all things and our intimate link with other animal species and our environment. 

Social Relations and Communities 

It is no secret that humans are naturally more herd animals than lone wolves. Therefore, it is understandable that they need some social life and, frequently, to be part of a community.

Logically, the family should be the primary strong social bond of a human. We all know the importance of a positive and healthy family. 

Sadly, most people don’t get that chance and end up traumatized by childhood and a toxic family environment. 

This can lead to many physical, mental, and emotional problems and have disastrous consequences on well being. 

This is why, in a holistic natural approach, we are always looking at ways to improve social relations by improving each individual’s health. 

For example, some natural medicines methods like the Tomatis method, are doable as a family therapy where each individual can work on his own issues to improve the overall relationship of the group.

Holistic expert advice

As you can see, health involves the physical, mental, and emotional parts but also many more things. 

To improve it significantly, it is capital to have a global and personalized approach for each person. 

Furthermore, it requires time and effort, keeping in mind that not all the factors are within our control. 

Nevertheless, you can always do more if you have the knowledge, and this is why we offer this health education through our platform to enable you to improve all areas of your life.

Considering that, if you are looking to improve your health, we suggest that you prioritize your efforts in the following order:

  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Emotional health
  • Other aspects 

The problem is that, depending on the situation, you might end up in a difficult spot where you can’t prioritize anymore because you are just overwhelmed by too many issues at the same time. 

In our experience, this is when people make the worst decisions, that’s why we recommend getting help from an outside professional to look at the situation and find the best solutions. 

This is the role of a holistic natural health expert who can do that for you and save you a lot of time, money, and effort. 

With a holistic natural health expert on your side, you can:

  • Avoid making bad and uninformed decisions
  • Get professional guidance and expertise
  • Access real information without conflicts of interest or ulterior motive
  • Get the most efficient way to improve your health 

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