The first definition of health has a basic fault in it – it tries to define a primary state through a secondary state. Health is a primary state. It cannot be fully defined through a secondary phenomenon, disease. And then there is a larger question. Does being free from any disease which can be given a name, makes one healthy? I think, no. I know so many people who have no known disease and yet they are not healthy. I know a woman who likes to show off her tons of jewelry to those who can’t have it; a woman who snobs at everyone. She has no known disease. But would you call her healthy? I know a man, who is a couch potato. He goes to his job and does nothing else. He does not help his wife with family responsibilities. He behaves with her as if she is his servant. He has no known disease. But would you call him healthy? I know a man who brags about his achievements till everybody around drops dead. He has no known disease. But would you call him healthy?
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‘Health’ is an elusive word. Most people who consider themselves healthy are not. And many people who are suffering from some known disease, may be relatively healthy. Health is a concept which does not merely relate to the absence of disease, of healthy working of organs, or having good thoughts. Health is a holistic concept. It relates to a person as a whole. Not just the person you see, but also the person you ‘feel’. Health is a tri-une of three parts:
Son premier colloque s'est tenu en 201118. Cette même année au mois d'aout, à l'issue d'une consultation interministérielle pilotée par le ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes, la France a officiellement validé ce concept dans un document intitulé Position française sur le concept « One Health/Une seule santé » : Pour une approche intégrée de la santé face à la mondialisation des risques sanitaires4
While discussing physical, mental, and emotional health, I did not discuss the causes for the derangement of health. I left that part because there is hardly any cause which affects one plane without affecting the others. Our mind and body are so closely integrated that when one is affected there are bound to be repercussions on the other. Let me give some examples to elaborate this. Even a small cut in your hand (physical plane) can make you worry (mental plane) about the bleeding or injury in general and can make you angry (emotional plane) with yourself that you were not careful enough. Again, mental anxiety (which often results from emotional problems) is a well known cause for peptic ulcers and hypertension. These are not isolated examples. Nearly every known disease, be it physical or psychological, can be associated with signs and symptoms on the other planes.
The first question that comes up in context of spiritual health is whether you believe in spirits? And then there are related questions like – do you believe in God? good spirits and evil spirits? after-life? hell and heaven? etc. All are very philosophical questions and the only answer scientific reasoning can give to them is – ‘NO’. But I believe there is more to life than just science and so I will give my views regarding these questions in relation to the question of spiritual health.
You’ve probably come across a lot of tricks to cleanse or detox your body and get rid of harmful toxins. Proponents claim that following a cleansing regimen can have all kinds of heath benefits like more energy, better sleep, and weight loss. This all sounds great, but unfortunately, there’s no scientific evidence that cleansing plans have any health benefits.[1] However, you’re not out of luck! If you do want to cleanse your body, then the best thing to do is follow an overall healthy lifestyle. Doctors agree that these changes have more benefits than any cleansing plan, so follow these steps to enjoy a cleaner life.
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