Introduction to The Vitality Guru
“The difference between treating and healing is that in the former, the context remains the same, whereas in the latter, the clinical response is elicited by a change of context so as to bring about an absolute removal of the basis of the condition rather than mere recovery of its symptoms. It is one thing to prescribe an anti-hypertensive medication for high blood pressure, it is quite another to expand the persons context of life to the degree that he stops being angry, hostile and repressive.”
– Dr David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
Rates of disease and health issues such as coronary heart disease, psychological and neurological disorders, obesity, and cancer are rapidly on the rise across more than just one part of the world which in the 21st century of a world where science, medicine and technology are growing faster than the public can keep up with, it seems only logical that their ability to treat these diseases would grow in correlation, however, it seems only the opposite is true.
There are arguably many reasons in which one could equate this to being true however through my own study and experiences (click here to learn more), I’ve come to understand that although there may be seemingly many ways in which our health is affected, this does not declare that we must suffer in ill-health as a result; even if we currently are. I’ve come to understand the healing potential and capabilities within the human mind, body and spirit in respect to our health and wellbeing in which I’ve been fortunate enough to witness in my own life many times. That although it’s a rather uncommon and unheard phenomena, I believe that our ability to recover and heal from illness and disease doesn’t lie in a limitation of our human ability, but in a misconception of understanding and approach to treatment.
I believe there is a widespread misconception regarding the long-term effects and reactions to many widely-accepted treatment methods that are used today which can drastically inhibit a persons natural ability of recovery which we know exists when we injure our muscles, tear our skin or catch a cold for example but forget to exist for anything that a tablet can cover the pain of. The currently accepted methods of treatment used today is what’s known as an allopathic approach which means that the current formula for medical treatment is to approach the issue from a focus on symptoms, not from the route cause; “by using scientifically-researched treatments such as pharmaceutical medication, surgery and/or psychological therapy to treat or suppress the symptoms of an illness or disease.”
The benefits of this are that it is fast-acting and provides quick relief; allowing patients to return to their lives, to return to work or to a place of improved functionality in their lives. The drawbacks to this are that the on one side, the initial cause of ill-health (the problem) is not always formally addressed, causing many illnesses and diseases to return at a later date. On the other hand, the long-term effects (or side effects) of proposed treatments are often disregarded and are to be an accepted side-effect.
The approach I took and the one I aim to inspire and encourage here at The Vitality Guru is that of a holistic approach, not be confused with a homeopathic or naturopathic approach which are similar, but also different in many ways. A holistic approach is to address the cause of the issue to find a solution through direct change on a personal or lifestyle levels such as behaviour, nutrition/consumption, movement, self-awareness and personal empowerment to help prevent disease and harmonise the body into a natural state of wellbeing once again.
As opposed to offering quick, short-term fixes a holistic approach is about finding ways to bring a long-term balance of physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual wellbeing to an individual and to allow them to live in a place of happiness, health and wellbeing; vitality where the body is capable of overcoming ailments with ease. Not be confused however with an Osteopathic approach in which case would be practiced by a licensed doctor of medical in which functions similarly to a regular doctor, but considers the entirety of a person not just a part of them mechanically when proposing treatments.