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Many people may conjure up a specific diet, exercise regime, and/or a lifestyle factor when they think about their definition of health. In fact, some may even place these physical aspects above other priorities. This may result in healthism. In extremes, some “health nuts” have cut out relationships or activities that are not in alignment with their viewpoint of the ideal way to eat, live, and be “healthy.”
However, as we have explored in my articles during American Heart Month, there is much more to health than factors related to the physical body. The danger of a narrow focus on our biology is ignoring the impact of our relationships, emotions, and spirituality.
Merriam Webster defines “health” as follows:
1 a: the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit * She is the picture of health.; especially : freedom from physical disease or pain * nursed them back to health
b: the general condition of the body *How is your mother’s health? *in poor health * enjoys good health
2 a : a condition in which someone or something is thriving or doing well : well-being * defending the health of the beloved oceans * —Peter Wilkinson
b: general condition or state * poor economic health
3: a toast to someone’s health or prosperity
Unfortunately, modern science is still symptom focused and defines health in negative terms, the absence of disease. Rather than trying to achieve a state of wholeness where disease is unwelcome in the body, mind, and spirit, the aim is to “eradicate the insult.” This viewpoint has not been proven to be effective for chronic conditions. We need a broader, integrative approach to the nation’s number one killer, heart disease, as well as other prevalent issues, such as autoimmunity.
Perhaps the most important aspect of wellness, the healing power of connection, community, and healthy relationships, is often overshadowed by the posts on diet, exercise, and lifestyle factors in the health sphere. We’ve learned relationships have a powerful impact on the risk for heart and other health conditions. In fact, isolation is now known as a major predictor of mortality and various disease processes.
A quick, google search will provide evidence that many intuitively realize that relationships are key to a more fulfilling, whole, life, yet have not connected their strength of their impact.
Google results on March 4, 2018:
- “diet and health” About 690,000,000 results (0.61 seconds)
- “relationships and health” About 305,000,000 results (0.45 seconds)
This past year, I have been contributing to Saratoga.com on my Healing, Health, and Wellness for the Body, Mind, and Spirit blog. My goal is to have an additional spot on the web which focuses on these critical factors which are often overshadowed.
This week, I investigated the issue of low libido and lack of desire for one’s partner. This can impact intimate relationships and overall wellness.
Click here to read more about the barriers to a healthy desire and intimacy.
The Powerful Wellness Tool That Address the Whole Body, Holistically, Remains Under Our Noses
Essential oils can support our relationships and connections in a variety of ways. They can help relieve stress, balance emotions, and assist with hormonal balance. They are my favorite wellness support tool due to their holistic effects.
In my next blog, I’ll be back to share with you a 30-minute video between the essential oil “Farmacist” and “Lucy Libido” on how to enhance intimate partnerships.
The video discussion could cause unwanted blushing, wide mouths, and giggles…it may be a little racy for some and definitely intended for an adult audience. Be forewarned to get your earbuds ready and keep your kids ears and eyes occupied on innocent endeavors. Stay tuned!
Many blessings from my heart to yours!
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.