Holistic Health Means True Health

There are multiple definitions of health. The World Health Organization defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". René Dubos said that “health is primarily a measure of each person's ability to do and become what he wants to become”. Other people think that health is a measure of our ability as human beings to adapt and self-manage physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social challenges. To me it means all of these and more. It means to function optimally, without restrain, easily adapting through day to day changes. Some people believe that optimal health cannot be achieved and that the level of health we can experience is found in a scale between optimal health and death. To this, I disagree, I believe that optimal health can be achieved, perhaps not maintained but certainly experienced even if it is only for a moment.

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