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What is Holistic Medicine?

Isn’t it amazing that in this age of scientific and technological advancement people would still believe that the term holistic has to do with witchcraft? I am amazed by the lack of knowledge on holistic health and wellness. There is more to us than an ailing body and confused mind and we must understand the connection in order to be healthy. In this article, I will clarify what holistic health and wellness is and why Holistic Medicine should be the norm.

Holistic Medicine – the practice of treating illness and disease according to every aspect of an individual – mind, body, and soul. The purpose of the treatments and therapies are to restore balance to all systems and thus bring vitality to the individual.

• Uses all forms of healthcare – conventional, complementary, and alternative therapies for the best possible outcome. Providing medications and surgical interventions when alternative therapies and herbal remedies have failed and, of course, in life saving situations.

• Healing takes a partnership or team approach – patient and doctor(s) working together to achieve wellness goals. You know what’s going on with you because you take the time to understand your body and understand what the test results say, all while intelligently conversing with your doctor about your symptoms and actions.

• Patients take responsibility for their health – patient involvement in treatments and lifestyle modifications provides for personal well-being and long-term success. No one can fix your health for you; pills and surgeries are often temporary solutions. If you want to feel good and be healthy you must do the things that are healthy.

• Understands that every person has their own, innate, healing powers – practitioners work to educate individuals on their innate abilities, how to tap in to them, and how to utilize them for complete wellness.

• Addresses all aspects of an individual’s life – social, spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical for the best possible lifestyle modification. Mental illness affects physical health as much as physical illness affects mental health. We are complete beings not separate systems.

• All treatments are done for the purpose of fixing the cause of the disease – whether it be mental, physical, spiritual, or emotional – not just for alleviating symptoms. Holistic medicine looks to reverse disease by changing the individual’s cause of it; everyone is different. One person will smoke and die of cancer, another will smoke the same amount and will die of old age. Our practitioners must consider us this way or many treatments will fail.

• Holistic physicians encourage patients to evoke the healing power of love, hope, humor and enthusiasm, and to release the toxic consequences of hostility, shame, greed, depression, and prolonged fear, anger, and grief.

• Unconditional love is life’s most powerful medicine. Physicians strive to adopt an attitude of unconditional love for patients, themselves, and other practitioners.

• Optimal health is much more than the absence of sickness. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest qualities of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of the human experience.

Holistic Health: a system of preventive care that takes into account the whole individual, one’s own responsibility for one’s well-being, and the total influences—social, psychological, environmental—that affect health, including nutrition, exercise, and mental relaxation.

• Concept that concern for health requires perception of the individual as an integrated system instead of one or more separate parts.

• A health attitude that an individual’s mental state and life experiences form the basis for his or her state of overall health.

• Your overall state of wellness on all levels of your being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It encompasses the health of your entire being and extends to everyone and everything that affects you in any way. That includes your resources, your environment, and your relationships.

• World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely an absence of disease or infirmity.

• Health and well-being as a continuum. What you think, how and when you eat, sleep, exercise and relate to others moves you either further on the continuum toward good health or away from it.

So, as you see, by implementing a holistic mindset in your life and in your health care you can obtain optimal health and wellness with minimal discomfort or cost. By taking steps to be in control of your health and in charge of your life you become empowered to live to the fullest. No, it’s not easy, but it’s so worth it!


Recipe of the Week

Swedish Pancakes

Deliciously guilt free, high protein, and low sugar breakfast.


4 large eggs

1/2 cup Whole Wheat, Almond, Coconut, or Rice flour

1/2 cup Cow, Almond, Soy, or Rice Milk

1 tsp Vanilla or Almond extract

1 tbsp Honey or Sugar


Preheat a ceramic lined, non-stick, or stone frying pan to medium heat.

Whisk eggs, flour, and sugar/honey together until lumps are gone.

Add Milk and extract and whisk until smooth.

Pour just enough on pan to cover bottom, rolling liquid around pan until all dry. Cook 10-30 seconds.

Flip cake by running spatula along edges until all released from pan, slide spatula under, and lift and flip, smooth out on to pan. Cook 10-30 seconds.

Remove from pan and stack on plate like any pancake.

Fill with your favorites - yogurt, fresh fruit, hazel nut spread, or peanut butter

Roll up and enjoy!


Product of the Week

Mother Gaia's Chamomile Infused Honey

A wonderfully calming, soothing, pain relieving, and anti-inflammatory remedy made of only Chamomile flowers, Colorado Honey, and ZERO water. Gently heated, blended, and strained. A few droppers before bed will help calm the mind and body for sleep. Safe for ages 1 and up.

Find yours here.


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Upcoming Events


Dancing Gaia: Nature of Movement & Meditation

Every Saturday @ 8am, Aspen Lodge in Anthem Ranch

We’ll begin class with deep breathing, energy building, and gentle stretching warm-ups. Class continues with a unique blend of Tai Chi, Yoga, Qigong, and Tae Kwon Do style movements. Then we finish each class with a cool down and seated hand posture practice. These classes are for residents only. 

Want Dancing Gaia in your community? Send Mother Gaia an email here.

Wellness Education

Classes held at the Eaton Senior Community, Saturdays @ 1:30pm

323 S Eaton St in Lakewood, CO 80226 (open to the public)

What do you get to learn about?

• Nine dimensions health and wellness

• Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness 

• Understanding your body.

• Alternative Medicine — other than surgery and medications

• Ways to improve your health without spending money.

• Cheap and easy remedies to use at home.

• Simple, gentle exercise to improve function.

• Free gifts, snacks, and handouts for attending.


Gaia's Wellness Experience

During this amazing full-day event you will experience Dancing Gaia, Wellness Education, Aromacraft, & Herbalcraft all the the beautiful Shadowcliff Lodge in Grand Lake, Colorado.

Join us August 6th, 2017 for a wellness experience you'll never forget!

Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.


Looking to try out a class? Mother Gaia offers many great classes here.

How about an unusual birthday party for that open minded teen, loved one, or friend that has everything?

Send Mother Gaia an email and we can schedule it on your time in your space.