What does it mean to practice wellness?
When faced with an illness or a health challenge, our current health care system offers many important treatments and medications. These treatments are often necessary, but treatment alone can lead to a sense of being stuck in a cycle of taking medications, partially suppressing symptoms, and creating side effects. This standard approach to illness can feel incomplete. But there is more that you can do. By acquiring wellness skills and practicing wellness in your life, you can promote healing, regeneration and repair in your body. Lifestyle modifications can help to decrease inflammation, support cellular renewal, and enhance recovery, health and vitality. This is about taking an active roll in helping your body to be well.
Align with greater wellness.
You can make a difference in your health by focusing on additional wellness skills that promote health and recovery. When you focus on creating wellness, you find the conditions in your life that best serve healing, regeneration and renewal in the body. You become aware of all the ways you can contribute to the potential of health within your body and empowered to shift the way you live to align with greater health.
Your specific, realistic, and positive actions can help you feel better. Using five pillars of wellness: mindfulness, food, relaxation, movement, and joy you can cultivate greater wellbeing in your life.
The Five Pillars of Wellness
Because what you do each and every day matters.
I really enjoyed the wellness training sessions.
Joanna has created an integrated, empowering course supported by extensive research and resources.
Dr. Garritano has provided me the means to realign myself so that I can get to a better state.
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The body you have today is not the same body you had 6 months ago and it is going to be different 6 months from now. There are trillions of cells in the human body, and these cells are constantly moving and changing, dying and being born anew. Scientists estimate that, every week we replace the lining of our intestines, every month we shed and replace our entire skin, in just three months we make a whole tank of fresh blood, and every year we generate a mass of cells equal to our own body weight. Many cells in our bodies are literally remade anew each and every day. As you implement wellness skills, you are actually giving yourself the opportunity to grow a healthier body from the inside out. Bringing greater wellness into your life is about becoming educated, empowered, inspired, and ultimately, an active participant in creating your health.
Wellness is a practice - a way of life.
Bodies are designed to heal just like seeds are made to grow.
Though we cannot control everything that is (or isn't) going to happen in our bodies, we can certainly make a positive impact and tip the scales toward greater wellbeing. But we must first plant the seeds of wellness, give ourselves time to adjust, create habits that stick, and then allow wellness to grow over a period time.
Grow wellness from within.
If you are interested in cultivating greater health in your own life and would like to receive the Food as Medicine e-book or the Wellness e-book that were created by Dr. Joanna Garritano, MD you are welcome to receive these materials at no charge. Simply click here to learn more.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Nurture Healing Wellness Materials are not a replacement for medical care. Instead, these materials are offered to support you in the things that you can do to promote and enhance health. If you are facing a particular diagnosis or a health challenge, you should still receive appropriate medical treatment from your doctor or qualified health professional and implement any tools discussed in the Nurture Healing materials under the guidance of your physician as necessary.
Support your body. Enhance your health. Feel better.