What is Natural Health?

What is Natural Health?

So, what is natural health?  What does it mean to take a holistic approach to wellness?

Now, whilst I’m sure that many people out there will have many different interpretations of this, I will write about what it means to me; what my definition is.

Feel free to vary and expand that definition, if that works for you.  Everyone is different and everyone responds, reacts and heals in a different way and at a different pace.

Healing is as much emotional as it is physical, perhaps even more so.  A person’s emotional journey plays a huge part in their overall health.

For me, natural health is an all-encompassing term.  It relates to physical health and fitness, diet and nutrition, emotional health and development, lifestyle and environment, and also relaxation and fun.

If you find yourself struggling in even one of these areas, your overall health and wellbeing are likely to feel the strain, and will eventually tire from picking up the slack.  At which point, the chips will fall.

For example, have you ever suffered with a physical symptom that simply cannot be explained?  Where there’s nothing physically wrong with you?  Or, perhaps you have just felt out of sorts, sad, frustrated, and can’t understand why.

This is your body’s way of telling you that your overall health and wellbeing have slipped out of balance, and are in need of a little TLC.

If you ignore and work through these symptoms (because, let’s face it, who has time to stop and deal with niggling issues?), your body will find a way to force you to acknowledge that this imbalance exists and needs your attention.  And it can be pretty forceful! Enter physical illness and disease.

Now, whilst we can all pop pills and suppress symptoms, I want to talk about an alternative.

Imagine a world where we all took responsibility for our own health, where we treat ourselves with the respect that we deserve.  We nourish our body with clean eating and sustainable exercise (whatever that means for you; everyone is different), we nourish our mind by practicing healthy habits of acceptance, self-appreciation, self-compassion, and we start to move away from unhealthy, damaging habits, which harm and hinder our overall health and wellbeing.

Sounds like a tall order, right?  You’d be surprised how even the deepest set mentality can transform with the right encouragement.  So, make one change. When you start to notice the difference that change is having, make another.  Much like bad habits, good habits have a way of snowballing.  You may even catch yourself enjoying the ride. Don’t worry, I won’t tell if you don’t!

Please stay tuned for more natural health and wellbeing posts.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post x

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