At the end of 1978, over 40 years ago, I completed and published Nutrition, Health and Harmony: A Handbook of Natural Health, which was among the popular books of the expanding natural health movement. About 1/3 of the book was dedicated to introducing the holistic concept, also being referred to as "wholistic" at the time.
Being toxic was considered the real disease by early natural health practitioners, which included the stress chemistry of adrenal hormones evoked by negative emotions, as well as junk food toxins and the growing list of other public poisons.
The resolution of illness is what I now call the "holistic natural health principles": detoxification, life supporting nutrition, exercise and relaxation, including both good sleep and spiritual contemplation. These four principles are the legs of a "stable table" of holistic wellness.
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