What is holistic health?
Holistic health is a lifestyle. One that encompasses the growth, nurturing and well-being of a person as a whole through the integration of their mind, body, and soul. This is accomplished by ensuring the appropriate care for the five major sub-components of holistic health: physical, emotional. social, spiritual, and intellectual. This approach to life and health comes with the understanding that each of these components are interdependent on each other to produce an overall healthy person.
Is holistic healthcare the same as naturopathic care?
No. A common misconception is that the term “holistic” is synonymous to “naturopathic”. Holistic healthcare simply means that you seek to provide care for your entire person - mind, body, and soul. This care can be accomplished through the use of SEVERAL disciplines, to include naturopathic care, “western medicine”, chiropractic care, pharmaceutical care, spiritual healers, and many many more. Each person seeking holistic healthcare gets the autonomy to choose what services are right for their journey, exemplifying the beauty of this lifestyle approach.
What is a health and wellness Advocate?
A health and wellness advocate is a pivotal component to the holistic healthcare approach. They are professionals, with various backgrounds, that partner with their clients to improve their well-being by generating self-directed, lasting lifestyle changes that are in line with the client’s core values. These professionals are meant to serve as a source of education, guidance, and above all else - ACCOUNTABILITY.
does a health Advocate replace my medical provider?
No. Regardless of their educational background, a health advocate is responsible for providing you with education, motivation, and empowerment to have control of your health. At no point does a health advocate serve as a medical provider, nor do they provide you with medical advice. All information and suggestions that come from your health advocate should be directed to your medical provider to ensure they align with your medical plan of care.
what is functional nutrition?
Functional nutrition is a form of care that focuses on building and improving a person’s health through the use of nutrition to restore proper physiological functioning of the body. In essence, it is the use of nutrition to ensure your body is operating in a healthy capacity.
Will i have to be on a strict diet?
Not necessarily. Some people prefer to have regimented, mapped-out plans for them to follow. This approach is completely acceptable, but not required. Functional nutrition can be achieved WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS to your diet. Through proper education and understanding of essential nutritional information, you can live a healthy life and maintain your optimal body without confining yourself to a strict diet.