Living a Wellness Lifestyle is the #1 approach to both promoting and maintaining health and preventing disease by allowing your body to function as it is meant to, ie to its full genetic capability.
Simply put, humans, like all other animal species have evolved over millions of years based on the environment they have lived in. Therefore it is our daily surroundings that determine and control how our bodies function.
Provide your body with what it needs and avoid the elements that the body doesn't need!
Wellness is a relatively new word to most people in today's society and it has a number of different meanings to different people depending on who you talk to. This section of our website will explain our own interpretation of wellness and how we are passionate about incorporating it in to the philosophy of our centre, our own lives and hopefully we can pass on some knowledge to our patients too.
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing
and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
World Health Organisation
We believe that the majority of health is determined by the consistent approach you have towards the 4 cornerstones of health, which are:
- Eating Naturally
- Moving Often
- Being Happy
- Living Clean
For us, living a wellness lifestyle means living in a way that mimics as closely as realistically possible, to the type of lifestyles that were lead and the daily environmental conditions that were present for the past few hundred generations. This provides a setting that is required for our bodies to be able to function normally and therefore healthily.
According to anthropology and genetic studies, humans are virtually genetically identical now as they were 10,000 years ago and yet we now live in a way that is so unrecognisable to our ancestors. So much of today's lifestyle factors and environmental conditions, particularly certain aspects that have arisen in the last 50-100 years are not what our bodies are designed to cope with.
It is this general mis-match concept; the rapid lifestyle and environmental change compared with the significantly slower genetic ability to evolve and adapt that has been identified as a leading cause in today's abundance of illness and disease.