Using Holistic Approach to Health
The holistic approach to health is about considering life or lifestyle as a whole. This includes all aspects of your life and how this affects you so you are not only looking at the symptom but discovering the cause.
For example ask yourself the questions; what worries or stress do I have and how do they affect my health? Then consider the following when you are stressed; do you eat a healthy diet; are you more aware of digestive problems; are you exercising enough; are you more aware of aches and pains; is your sleep affected and is your attitude to life in general affected?
A case of Insomnia
Here is an example of the holistic approach: faced with someone troubled with insomnia. Holistically, what could manifest as symptoms of insomnia are the low blood sugar levels that have dropped in the middle of the night which caused you to wake up. If we use the holistic approach we would correct the imbalance in blood sugar by having a banana and/or bio yogurt an hour before bed. All these foods are sleep promoters and can help maintain your blood sugar levels as opposed to wine, cheese and chocolate which are stimulators and can cause insomnia.
Another common reason for insomnia is chamomile tea: because it is a diuretic, you may have to wake up frequently to go to the toilet. If you speak with a qualified herbalist she may suggest a passiflora, valerian or skullcap tea which will help you with a good night’s sleep.
The Importance of Looking after your Liver
Look after your liver because poor liver function will have a detrimental effect on your health. The Liver detoxifies the body, helps break down fats, produces energy and heat. If your liver is not working well it could put you at risk of heart disease by increasing your cholesterol levels.
Avoid refined food, products with additives and excess sugar because these impede the ability of the liver to metabolize hormones. The liver has an important role in relation to your health and your hormones. It helps ensure the correct functioning of your thyroid gland which is important because an under-active thyroid has been associated with depression, weight gain, feeling tired often and feeling cold most of the time. The liver deactivates and safely disposes of old hormones so they don’t return into the blood stream to cause problems.
Why particular reflex might be sensitive or out of balance
It does not mean there is anything wrong with you. This reflex area needs special attention. It may help alleviate some of your symptoms and improve the function of the organ or system of the body.
Reason may be: