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Holistic Medicine (New Age) and Diet

Holistic medicine uses an integrative approach to understand a person’s well-being based on the philosophy that physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health are all interconnected. Food and diet are direct avenues for addressing bodily imbalances as well as maintaining overall health. An imbalance in one area may affect other aspects of health. This view contrasts with the dualistic Cartesian model of traditional Western medicine, which treats the body and mind as separate entities. Holistic medicine spans a diverse array of approaches, most of which are considered as alternatives and outside the purview of mainstream Western medicine. Similarly, the New Age holistic perspective reflects a plethora of frameworks and may eclectically draw from both Eastern and Western spiritual philosophies and practices. At times, it may also ...

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