Holistic Nutrition and Regenerative Health
Our body has the wonderful capacity to regenerate and repair itself, thus restoring metabolic functions, when we eat wholesome food that is respectful of our physiology and that genuinely nourishes and vitalizes us.
Nowadays, we do not only eat food. We also eat products designed to be edible that are not nutritive, and which do not promote vitality, genuine energy and nourishment, thus leading to nutritional deficiencies. All these “edible products” offered worldwide as daily food might be the fundamental source and main cause of multiple modern diseases (from allergies, diabetes, celiac disease, candidiasis and other intestinal disorders, cardiovascular disorders, metabolic syndrome, obesity, cancer, to psychiatric and teratogenic disorders).
In order to understand human biological processes and nutritional requirements, our purpose is to re-educate the way we conceive health, considering nutrition as a tangible first medicine. Our task is to analyze and examine those intellectual assumptions and own beliefs that we already have in relation to what health is.
Does food exert a relevant influence on our health?
What should we take into account besides nutrition in order to develop a healthy life?
How can we improve our physical, emotional and mental health through an integrative perspective?
An essential commitment is to focus more on preventive active care than reactive care to combat symptoms. We may awake our consciousness in relation to the importance of symptoms as signals of our “organic wisdom”, beyond a mere intellectual, partial and reductionist approach.
“Curing means cleaning” – Dr. C. Kozel
Why do we clean the body from the outside and not the inside? In this regard, we should avoid toxic food and toxic sources, keep clean our internal fluids, such as blood and lymph, and also practice body cleansing techniques as phytotherapy, hepatic and intestinal cleansing, natural deworming, etc.
This, inevitably, leads us to review our daily habits, including diet, physical activity, resting, bowel movements, and other organic signs that support our food and health sovereignty. By gaining awareness of the magnitude and impact of our daily decisions, nutrition becomes an effective tool for our health, recognizing the existence of an invaluable pharmacy available in nature, which enhances our sense of responsibility towards the natural world around us.
Last but not least, it is interesting to highlight that this living approach to human health processes contributes to comprehending significant and actual issues regarded to our Planet’s health and climate change. As consumers, we are responsible for the food we choose every day, the agriculture model we support and the impact we exert on the Earth according to our decisions.
Goals and purposes
By means of the Holistic Nutrition and Regenerative Health Program our purpose is to shed new light in three essential approaches: Human Biology, Vitalizing Nutrition and Detoxifying Habits.
The first aspect, Human Biology, invites us to develop a clear understanding of how our body works and how it is conformed. In particular, we emphasize how we see and conceive the biological processes involved in human nature that underlie the metabolic processes within our organism. Once we are able to distinguish the complexity and diversity of life that sustains us and its interconnections, we will be able to recognize the intimate relationship between the biological processes in nature and those that occur in our bodies supporting health. Our organism, as a complex network of relationships and interactions, has the capacity to regenerate and repair itself, when we act in favor of biological laws and the balance of vital forces. When we eat wholesome food that is respectful of our physiology and that genuinely nourishes and vitalizes us, we promote the restoration of metabolic functions and regeneration of tissues.
Additionally, we could start dialoguing with our body, transforming our relationship with it towards a conscious approach in which we become aware of our own health processes. Through self-observation we gradually understand how to “read” and understand the signals of our body and it leads to a dialogue that is like an attentive silence. It is not just about a mere observation of our organic state, but an active participation towards what arises in our organism. Which is the flavor you perceive in your mouth when you wake up in the morning? What do your eyes look like? Is there inflammation or dark circles around your eyes? Any kind of skin condition that you need to cover daily with makeup? Excessive oily or dried skin? Do you have dandruff in your hair? Hair loss? Do you have excessive sweating? Smelly sweating? Do you have your first excretion during the morning? What is it like? Do you experience inflammation in any part of your body? … and the list goes on.
Vitalizing Nutrition is fundamentally based on experiential and hands-on approach. Through this program we develop different methods to produce our own food, increasing nutritional and vitalizing properties and benefits. We could conceive the vitality in food as a regenerative biological nutrition, which contributes to develop organic vital forces that enable cell regeneration. In this sense, we consider essential to understand biological processes and transformations in the practice of food elaboration. As an example: Which are the biological processes involved in the activation and germination of seeds? how these processes affect the nutritional quality and nutrients quantity of what we eat? How is this vital and life food assimilated in our bodies? Which are the biological processes involved in fermentation? Which is the relationship between fermented food and the microbial composition of our body?
Moreover, besides knowing the nutritional composition of foods or the molecules essential for life, it is also important to involve other aspects beyond nutrition or biology itself. We should be aware of how we can produce our own food, where it comes from, which are the different processes that food goes through, soil conditions for cultivation… Nutrition involves agricultural, economical, anthropological, biological, ecological, political, cultural aspects and many others. By gaining awareness of the magnitude and impact of our daily decisions, nutrition becomes an effective tool for our health, recognizing the existence of a true pharmacy available in nature.
The third approach, Detoxifying Habits, has been belittled over the years. Body detoxification and removal of accumulation of toxemia from our internal fluids constitute fundamental and, paradoxically, forgotten practices, which favor metabolic processes of the organism and physiological development of vital functions. Within our pedagogical goals, we encourage the use of different practices and resources, such as the traditional use of herbs, to promote these cleansing processes linked to liver, intestines, kidneys, skin, and lungs, and the body as a whole.
In the words of Dr. Emmet Densmore from his book “How Nature Heals“: “Illness is a healing effort, a struggle of the vital forces to purify the system and regain normal status. This effort should be aided, directed and regulated, if necessary, but never suppressed … The disease is a process of purification. It is a curative action. It is a vital struggle to overcome obstructions and keep the channels of circulation free“.
Doctor Bernard Jensen, who devoted his life to natural therapeutics, affirmed that many of the “diseases” that distress human beings originate in an internal organic context lacking in hygiene. Similarly, doctor Seignalet warned us that when toxins in the body are accumulated faster than eliminated, and even more, when the excretion systems do not work properly, sooner or later, we can expect the disease to turn up. Hence, the importance of daily cleansing resources and deep cleaning practices. It is worth remembering the old axiom that health is forged in the stomach and in the sayings of Hippocrates: “There is no healthy person with a sick stomach, nor vice versa“. Accurate bowel function is crucial for health, and depends, to a large extent, on the daily food ingested. The broad benefits of this plethora of detoxifying resources, together with the vastness of the nutritional approach, have encouraged us to systematize and organize the diversity of knowledge and practices in an integrated way. The design of herbal and deworming cleansing protocols, as well as the individual proposals for daily nutritional and body cleansing planning, made it possible to effectively apply these practices in our everyday lives.
This holistic approach to health invites us to reflect upon the complex network of relationships and interactions that sustain life, understanding the importance of being respectful of biological laws and the balance of vital forces. This, inevitably, leads us to review our daily habits, including our diet, physical activity, resting, bowel movements, and other organic signs that support our food and health sovereignty.