Reaching for Health! How I View My Journey of Health.
I see health as a multi-faceted picture. This picture of health could include everything from biofeedback to inversion tables. It is also different for each person, but is informed by science and testing. I believe that people have different DNA and different needs. People vary in many ways, for instance, some people may be high methylators and others may be low methylators (we also vary in our mineralization, pyroles, absorption of nutrition, allergies, sleep patterns, etc.) and this should be taken into account when making an overall health strategy. There are also general things that are true for almost everyone and these are the principles that I have used to formulate my products. However, this is where getting a doctor who understands the multi-faceted picture of health and will work with you on every aspect of your health is very important. I have found a few things that I think everyone should at least look into for themselves. The chart below shows some of the things that I look at in my overall health strategy.
Strategies that I take into consideration are:
These percentages are just my thoughts on how I think of my overall health strategy. I see many of these things as having some overlap. For example, epigenetics (how our DNA is turned on or off) can be influenced by herbs, minerals, being overweight, diet, vitamins, relationships, and many more things. The diet impacts our weight, blood sugar, epigenetics, nutrition, and so many other things. Exercise, and the type of exercise, also has an impact on so many things in our bodies like endothelial cells, circulation, hormones, flexibility, and the list goes on. I think that managing risks is also a very individual and important thing to look at, but still has lots of crossover with the other catagories. One person might have a family history of heart issues and another might have tests that show they have low Zinc levels. Both of these individuals are different and should be looked at as such. The person with a history of heart issues might look at an egg white and plant diet while the person with low Zinc levels will likely have to look at taking a Zinc supplement. You can see that the percentages that I suggest in the chart above are very individualized (and may be expanded or contracted) but work together to help make an overall health strategy.