Any one approach to health is not going to magically cure your ailments. A holistic approach is needed when considering how to improve one’s general health and vitality.
What we put into our bodies is as important as what we do with our bodies, and that includes everything: quality sleep, rest, activity, exercise, posture, breath, manifesting a purpose, emotional support, emotional expression, social engagement, connecting with a community, connecting with nature, and more.
Resting the body to promote healing and recharging of energy is vitally important. The modern lifestyle usually requires 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep in a dark, quiet room, to maintain optimal nerve function. If you’re not getting adequate sleep, your nervous system will be pushed to its limits and will not allow proper expulsion of waste (toxins, acids, broken down cellular debris) to take place.
Many diseases of health are triggered and exacerbated by emotional trauma. Awareness and active processing of trauma (generational, childhood, relationships) is necessary on a path of holistic healing.
A positive mental attitude is also vital. One who is grateful and at peace can participate more fully in life. Consistent negative emotions like fear and worry trap the sufferer in a state of fight or flight stress response, exhausting the nervous system and preventing healing from taking place.
Direct environments play large roles in our health. How is your water quality, air quality, amount of radiation exposure, or sunlight exposure?
Keep your mind open to all the ways health can be expressed and achieved, and toxicity avoided. Simple changes in diet can show radical changes in how you think, feel, and act.