When people look to their health, it’s easy to fall into the trap of tunnel vision. Your doctor tells you that you are deficient in one nutrient, and you alter your diet or supplements to match. However, you may be selling yourself short. For example, a doctor may recommend a food that is rich in fiber, but also has plenty of added salt. As a result, you need to be careful to try and take a whole, or holistic, approach to nutrition.1
What Is Holistic Nutrition?
The basic principle of holistic nutrition is to combine a person’s physical, emotional and spiritual health and offers the patient a roadmap to recovery based on sound nutritional principles.2 A major part of this is trying to let the body do its best work with natural materials. For example, our body is a constant series of reactions. However, synthetics or other materials may interfere with them. This means that holistic nutritionists focus on natural and organic foods and supplements with proven track records of supporting health. In essence, rather than targeting a specific issue, holistic nutrition is about tackling cause problems by getting better nutrition all around. Holistic nutritionists take on some of the following issues:
- Weight loss and weight management
- Increased energy levels
- Improved mood
- Better sleep
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Strengthened immune system
- Balanced blood sugar levels
- Reduced cholesterol and blood pressure levels
- Improved digestion and relief from constipation3
The ActivatedYou Story
This concept of using natural principles and holistic nutrition is central to the ActivatedYou approach. ActivatedYou is a partnership between Dr. Edison de Mello and actress Maggie Q. Maggie Q may be known for her roles in on TV and screen, but she has also been an advocate for those in need all her life. Her own struggles with personal health stemmed from her youth, where an undiagnosed condition left her struggling with fatigue, mood swings and bloating. As she worked to get to the top of Hollywood, she also developed a deep interest in the world of nutrition. Today, Maggie Q is working to connect health, well-being, and sustainability, something that we all can aspire to.
This makes the perfect match for Dr. de Mello. On top of being a physician and psychotherapist, he is also the Founder and Medical Director of the world-renowned Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica, CA. His special East-meets-West approach helps patients from families to Hollywood celebrities. As Medical Director and co-founder of Activated You, he carries over his philosophy that one should “meet their patient before meeting their condition.”
This is espoused by the ActivatedYou brand by Akasha Naturals, combining modern science with knowledge of Chinese medicine, naturopathy, nutritional therapy, acupuncture, and more. Combine these factors together, and this makes the perfect combination for your gut and beyond.
Putting Holistic Nutrition Into Practice
Part of working towards holistic nutrition is taking a full-on approach to your health, which means finding healthy whole foods packed with nutrients to build your diet around. However, all our bodies are different, and when we look to get healthy, we all start from different areas.4,5 As a result, don’t be surprised if you need a little supplemental help. A great way to do this while still keeping to the principles of holistic nutrition is using some of the great products from Activated You.
One great example is the ActivatedYou’s Advanced Restorative Probiotic. You may know that probiotics are linked to just about anything from better digestive health to lower risk of certain conditions.6,7 Success in this area is all about the right strains of good bacteria.
The Advanced Restorative Probiotic is the one of the most powerful probiotic strains on the market today. This follows the idea of other probiotics in terms of populating the gut with healthy bacteria. But where it stands apart is the fact that it has over 30 strains, is completely vegetarian, and takes an all-inclusive approach. Keep an eye out for your energy levels, mood, and overall health.
Another example of an area where your body may need a little extra help is with digestive enzymes. Many different reactions from different organs govern the processing of our food. They also cover the absorption of its nutrients, and moving it along until it becomes waste. As a result, one cog out of sorts in this machine can cause issues.X Digestive enzymes are what control these reactions. Activated You’s Active Enzyme is a powerful enzyme blend that helps take over where your body leaves off, providing digestive comfort and relief.
Combine these products with the right lifestyle choices, and you’ll be well on the path to a healthier, happier life.