The Principles of Holistic Health states that health is more than just not being sick and considers human body as a whole system where in there is an active interaction of various organs working in harmony with each other to maintain optimum health and treatment also must be aimed at whole body rather than treating individual organs. Socrates warned against treating only one part of body “for the part can never be well unless the whole is well”. The goal is to achieve maximum well beingness where everything is functioning the very best that is possible. It emphasizes the connection of mind, body and spirit.
The Holistic approach to healing goes beyond elimination of symptoms by looking below the surface for the root cause of diseases. Holistic Health helps reaching a higher level of wellness as well as preventing illness. MODERN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Based on principles of alternative medicine scientists did research into the root cause of disease and concluded few interesting things
FREE RADICAL DAMAGE
In human body all cellular activities produce free radicals (an unstable atom with charged electron) and unless this free radical is mopped by an antioxidant it will cause damage to body cells which is the main cause of many diseases varying from diabetes, degenerative diseases to cancers and when body is supported adequately with anti oxidants then most of the diseases are preventable and further damage to organs prevented in diseased states
ACIDIC NATURE OF BODY
Most of the substances in nature including human body are in alkaline state. all food intended as food by nature for humans is in alkaline nature and this is neutralized by acid in human stomach but humans have a tendency to modify the natural food into acidic state and consume it which aggravates the acidic atmosphere in stomach and over a period of time body loses its ability to maintain its alkaline atmosphere which underlies the root cause of various diseases. by promoting alkaline food and water intake, this state can be reversed and health can be restored