What does health mean to you?
Is it feeling energized through out the day? Working out for an hour a day? Eating chlorella, maca, and avocados?
According to dictionary.com health is: the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor
While Google says: the state of being free from illness or injury
I would say they are both missing parts to the definition.
Health in my opinion is not just the physical aspect but mental and emotional as well. Think of someone who is in an unhappy marriage yet eats healthy and exercises daily? Is that person truly happy? I think not. Health needs to be balanced in all aspects.
I’ve always known it was more than what you are eating and what pills you take that make up your health. While in schooling at IIN, I’ve learned about primary foods. Primary foods is not what you find on your plate. It is your relationships, spirituality, fulfilling career, and movement.
Remember as a child, when mom said come eat dinner but you were just having to much fun playing outside that you weren’t hungry? Or how about when you were first in love and were in a love daze? Now on the other end of the spectrum when you were so sad due to a breakup nothing could fill that void, not ice cream, oreos, or chips. This just shows that when one of your primary foods are lacking, we try to fill them with secondary foods (the food actually found on our plate).
In today’s health care, it’s not about the patient anymore. The doctor tells you what you have as fast he can and hands you a prescription, mind you this is not all doctors. Doctors should be asking how you really feel and what’s going on in your life. They need to acknowledge that mind, body, and soul work together in unison.
I’m on a mission to help people live their healthiest and happiest lives. I want people to be more aware of themselves and that THEY are in charge of how they feel.
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