Holistic Medicine & Natural Health is about Prevention
Holistic health is that one ounce of prevention. Many people ask why should I seek Holistic Health Care? There are many reasons, why holistic care should be your first choice.
Disease can be prevented with plant extracts. Germs and bacteria can be destroyed with herbs and the body can recover with medicinal herbs, minerals, natural vitamins and a good diet.
Worldwide, only 10 to 30% of people use Allopathic medicine. 70% to 80% use Holistic Health Care as their primary form of health care and Allopathic (modern medicine) as a secondary source.
The U.S. has the most expensive health care in the world however, we rank 37th out of 50 countries for health. That means third world countries have healthier people than the U.S.
Herbs and holistic methods do not come with the hefty side-effects of some medical procedures and drugs.
Herbs and natural therapies allow the body to heal in harmony.
For over 5,000 years of herbs and holistic medicine has been our way of life however, holistic practice fell temporarily out of favor in our western society during the 20th century. Medical advances had created a shift in health care. We waged war on germs, identifying them as a disease causing source. Gaining health became a process of killing unseen invaders with synthesized drugs. As a result people believed they could get away with unhealthy lifestyle choices and that the "new" modern medicine and surgeries would "fix" them.
Unfortunately, medical doctors and patients have discovered that for some health conditions the treatment of symptoms have proven to be more harmful than the disease. People are turning back to the holistic approach to healing, as the Holistic principles provide the growing desire to enjoy vitality, health and well-being.
We need to remember the wisdom of Socrates (4th century BC). He warned against treating only one part of the body "for the part can never be well unless the whole is well"
Ninety percent of illnesses and premature death can be traced back to lifestyle choices. With drugs, alcohol, nicotine and the less recognized dangers such as sugar, fast foods, stress and lack of exercise. Over time these choices diminish our quality of life and set the stage for disease. Our quality of life is determined by the seemingly unimportant choices made everyday.
Dr. Iles supports a higher level of wellness, she works to prevent disease and illnesses. This “ancient” health knowledge that we have almost lost, is worth fighting for; for it will ultimately change our lives for the better, providing us with good health and allowing us to age gracefully.