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Health and well being since time immemorial has been the function of apothecaries and faith healers people who looked at the entire body Science has become the forefather of medicine It is easy to forget that by its nature science is reductionist and Aristotelian exploring reality by slicing it in to understandable pieces Fulder 775 There are literally hundreds of different doctors and thousands of different medications on the market and our knowledge is almost endless so why do people keep getting sick All of our lives end with an inevitable death and that ending for some of us comes untimely and painfully worse yet Nonetheless we reach our demise prematurely by our own hands We do not understand the importance of how we respond to changing aspects of our existence In actuality what is health What is well being Can a life with our indispensable medical know-how be the epitome of existence despite the ailments that exist and attack our fragile bodies or is there more The realm of holism and spirituality was looked at in the past to be the balance beam of life or death for an ailing body Now with the ever-increasing amounts of carcinogens food preservatives and levels of stress due to our busy lives and un-satiated need for more holism and spirituality have a place in modern day medicine Medicine and doctors generally speaking are more focused on fixing whats broken oppose to preventative maintenance We have the food pyramid and are recommended to perform moderate intensity exercise for 30-60 min three times a week We are also told what to eat how to eat and when to eat but isnt there more to us as living beings than meets the eye It is functional to fix or at least put a Band-Aid on a medical problem such as a broken bone or a cut but that is conventional medicine not functional medicine In a functional medicine approach the
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