Up until about 10 years ago, the term “alternative medicine”, or even "a holistic approach", made many think of shamans, witches, or medical quacks. However, it's exciting to say that times are changing. In the past few years, many doctors and even some conventional healthcare institutions have shown a new acceptance of holistic treatments using natural plant compounds to heal and regenerate. (1) They are finally accepting what we've been saying for years. Natural is better!
The biggest challenge is that we've been told for years that diet, lifestyle and nutrition have nothing to do with health, and that it all comes down to genetics. But is that really true?
New research in the field of epigenetics is showing that gene modifications can occur in response to environmental factors, one of the most important is diet. (2) So, genes can literally be turned on or off from environmental factors like your diet and lifestyle which means they both play a critical role in your overall health and wellness.
There's many things like our genetics which we can't do anything about, but there is something we can control and that's the choices we make everyday.