The narrow viewpoint that health is simply the absence of symptoms, or a disease state, is also being replaced with a new philosophy. This is one in which health and wellness are comprehensive and dynamic concepts. They are inclusive of the body, mind, spirit, lifestyle, genetics, environment, and socioeconomics.
Although diet, lifestyle, and movement are often the focus of integrative health, and are very important factors to maintaining wellness, they are not enough to obtain a truly balanced, healthy life. More attention needs to be given to community, mindset, and honoring one’s connection to one’s beliefs and values. In fact, these latter aspects may be even more important in determining health outcomes.
This is why I’ve been so adamant about discussing the importance of a truly integrative healthcare philosophy that considers the interaction between the mind, body, spirituality, lifestyle, and relationships.
In my recent post, I discussed how the vital connection between the heart and brain is another example of the need to focus more on holistic methods in healthcare.
Cardiovascular disease continues to be the number one cause of death in America. I believe this is because the conventional medical approach is not emphasizing the important role of social connections and mental health on the heart.
Caring for our emotional, mental, and social health are key factors to living a heart-healthier life.
This are areas where naturopathic medicine shines in addressing.
Naturopathic & Integrative Medicine for Heart Health
In my latest article, published on Natural Path, I discuss why incorporating a naturopathic approach to supporting heart health can enhance cardiovascular care.
– Naturopathic Medicine for Cardiovascular Health
– The “Secret Sauce” to Effective Integrative Heart Health
– Integrating Brain-Heart Health into Healthcare
– How You Can Empower Your Mind-Heart Connection Today
Click here to learn more and continue on your journey to make your brain and heart healthier as you enhance your life and senses.
Click here to see a summary and my 12-minute video on this topic.
In a follow up post, I will offer you another resource that expands on caring for heart-brain health. It is one of my favorite tools, essential oils.
Also, be on the lookout for an opportunity to participate in something that truly incorporates all these integrative aspects of health.
This is part of my passion project to bring the heart and mind-body-spirit back into the forefront of medicine.
Naturopathic and Functional Medicine Resources
Essential oils are my favorite holistic modality.
They have helped my clients, my friends, my family, and my colleagues to achieve their physical wellness goals and soothe the mind-body.
They can for you too!
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)