Wellness

When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.

Herophilus

 

The definition of wellness is a complex one. If you look it up online, you’ll fine many interpretations, definitions and even reference to the multiple dimensions of wellness. There is even a website called “definitionofwellness.com”.

But in essence, Wellness is the condition of being in good health and it generally congers the notion that wellness is a choice and that a healthy lifestyle was favored over harmful activities. Health generally refers to absence of disease. And for many, medicine is the primary conduit to health.

Don’t get me wrong, medicine can be very useful. If I have an accident, please, do not hesitate to take me to the nearest and fanciest emergency room. Use that MRI, draw blood, pump me with what I need to help me overcome the acute trauma and if I develop an overwhelming infection, please give me antibiotics. These are all elements of modern medicine that we can rely on save us in a pickle, but lets not confuse medicine with “healthcare”. Modern Medicine is “taking care of the sick” care. It is acute, it’s necessary, but don’t be mislead, medications are there to treat disease. Prevention of disease is the only true healthcare.

Hippocrates, the founding father of modern medicine tells us: “ He who cures disease may be the most skillful, but he that prevents it, is the safest”.

Medicine to treat disease is the realm of doctors but wellness, by contrast, is in the personal realm and one’s own responsibility and not that of the pharmaceutical industry…

On this website, I will explore with you, topics of wellness and disease prevention and we will learn to experience health together.

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