Holistic Wellness: Mind, Body, Spirit Connection
According to Bland, in the book, The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life, there is a current disconnect in our health care industry (2014). The disconnect revolves around our disease-forward focus to health intervention. Rather than taking a comprehensively, holistic approach to health care, we treat the symptoms of and the diseases themselves in segments. The body functions as an organization of interconnected systems. No system works in a vacuum, instead, they all work together to achieve a balance called stasis. Our approach to health care should mimic this organization, instead we find ourselves over-specialized, operating health in silos.
The World Health Organization defines wellness: “a complete state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” In order to accomplish wellness, we must go beyond mere physical health and diet & nutrition, but must take a holistic approach.
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