As you know I consider nutrition together with specific supplements the foundation or cornerstone of achieving and maintaining abundant (holistic) health. However, there are many other approaches which really get results in addition to having great – or nearly great – nutrition (after all, who is perfect?!). Combining modalities is, in my opinion, a great option as you can reap benefits from all that you engage in at the same time and enhance your health outcome.
Have you ever wondered why just exercise alone is not sufficient to make your entire existence a healthy one? I have known people who got a clean bill of health from their doctors, practiced what they considered to be healthy eating (i.e., a few veggies and fruits, meat, bread, pasta, soda, etc.), exercised somewhat, only to keel over and die from a massive heart attack or a blood clot. Have you also heard these stories? They chill me to the bone.
The keto way of eating – generally speaking low carbs, moderate protein, and high healthy fats – is still very popular and I support it wholeheartedly! This has worked so well for so many people – it especially aids in lowering chronic inflammation in the body, something that is present in so many diseased conditions. Of course, it helps in weight loss by putting the body into a state of ketosis. It may be beneficial in helping to reduce incidences of cancer and in promoting heart health. There are other benefits as well which cover the physical body to the emotional/cognition/spiritual one, too.
For me, the word mindfulness conjures up images that I get when I hear the word, exercise. In other words, I think “oh, no!” The truth is, when I exercise in any way, shape or form, I feel good while I’m doing it and afterwards. It’s the same thing when I actually engage in mindfulness practices. So – I definitely need an attitude adjustment!
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.