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Holistic Health - A Whole Body Perspective
There are many philosophies throughout the world that exist as it relates to health. Mainstream medicine, the common approach to healthcare in our country, is merely one of them. With its focus on specialization and treating symptoms, it aims to deal with specific bodily issues within certain bodily systems. But the management or absence of symptoms is not the same as being in good health.
Holistic, meaning “to make whole”, takes another approach, which is to balance the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energies. Since ancient times, the viewpoint is that the body is capable of healing itself by identifying and eliminating the cause, bringing systems and energies into balance and boosting the immune system. It follows that with participation, enhanced health and wellbeing can be achieved.
Learn About Health Impact Areas
There are many ways in which your health could be affected, for better or for worse. Explore the causes of health issues and empower yourself with knowledge in the six areas below.
Nature should nurture.
From the air you breathe to the water you drink, you are continually exposed to toxins. Learn to improve your environment here.
You are what you eat.
Do you know what's going into your body when you eat or drink? Learn about improving the balance of your body chemistry through diet and gut health here.
Sound mind: sound body.
Do you know how your feelings, beliefs, and emotions are impacting your physical health and relationships? Learn to manage your stress here.
Energize your life.
Fitness is about more than just looking good; it's about feeling good and being energized. Learn about the ins and outs of your physical health here.
The Dental Connection to Health
Oral health is often overlooked by medical professionals, not given the same status when it comes to education, diagnosis, or insurance. But Holistic Dentists recognize that it reflects the state of health of the whole body and view oral health as the missing link which can be used to help diagnose, prevent and remedy certain systemic problems.
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As holistic dentists, we've recommended products and services that supported our patients’ health for decades. In experiencing our own health challenges from mercury toxicity, we worked closely with many natural, alternative, and integrative health practitioners who aided our recovery as well as our patients’ return to health.
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