Holistic vs. Conventional

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that our family has taken on more of a holistic approach to medicine and health. After years of testing and blood-giving it was obvious I needed to find another way to figure out what was happening in my body. We went the holistic route. We have been so pleased with the results. The overall health of our whole family has improved since all of the changes we’ve made and continue to make. I was thinking that it might be confusing to some when they read that we take our kids to a pediatrician, who practices conventional medicine and is not holistic, at all. Or, other such things.

We are trying to find a balance in our life. We do not feel holistic medicine is THE only way to go about finding health. We DO believe there is still room for conventional medicine. We still take antibiotics (though try to do so as seldom as possible). We vaccine our children because we believe the diseases we’re trying to prevent are FAR worse then the temporary side affects the kids might get from the vaccine. David and I believe there is a time and place for such doctors as cardiologists, endocrinologists, brain doctors, OB/GYNs, etc. We are not against any of that. What we have come to find is that if you take care of yourself on a “basic” level–mostly meaning what you eat (or don’t eat) and eliminating toxins from your body–you’re need of the conventional doctors and specialists decreases significantly. I guess you could say we see the holistic side of medicine as preventative so we don’t need the other doctors later in life.

I suppose some would say this is wishy-washy, or we should pick one or the other and deal with the consequences. I say BAH! to that person! I don’t believe life is any or none, all or nothing, this or that. I really do believe there is a time and a place for holistic and conventional medicine. This is how we choose to live our life. We have found great success in our health using both and keeping a balanced outlook on the usage of both. Again, I say, if you’re healthy and doing what you can to take care of the body God gave you then keep it up! If you know there is room for improvement, then you need to figure out the best way to do that improving. Just don’t stay where you are. Make the changes you need–you won’t regret it!


2 thoughts on “Holistic vs. Conventional

  1. Very nice, balanced approach Jeni! What we are learning as well!

    As far as eliminating toxins, can you explain more? Do you do the juice fasting or cleansing thing? Or only if it’s an extreme case? Or does a body just cleanse itself when you are eating real food?

    I’m still learning so much!

    • Well, as far as eliminating toxins go…this is where we have seen a lot of help with our holistic dr. He has figured out different heavy metals in our bodies and gave us the appropriate supplements we needed to get them out. It’s a slow process, as it should be because your body has a hard time getting rid of them. To keep them OUT we have tried to avoid eating things that have the toxins in them! Like, David had mercury in him and I had arsenic. Both are commonly found in prescription drugs!!! We have done what we can to avoid taking prescription drugs. We’re not totally free of them, but we are trying not to rely on them so much. Also, many toxins in hair dye, our water supply (I use a Brita filter water pitcher) and our FOOD is full of them. The less you have to do to get a food ready to eat the more chemicals are in it! The longer the list of ingredients the WORSE it is for you, but I’m sure you know that! šŸ™‚ We continue to learn ourselves. It’s certainly a process…

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