Healthy Living is Integrated, Holistic Approach
There is a divide in the approach to health. This divide, like our politics, causes contentions on how to approach and resolve health concerns.
RESEARCH-CENTRIC verses PATIENT-CENTRIC
“Standard of Practice” approach health is a formula based on evidence based research building the average of what works most often most of the time. This is the “Standard of Practice” defines what is “Normal” that makes the assumption that definition will resolve your concern. That means the provided solution restores a person to a “Normal” state equaling the research with the greatest percentage of recovery.
This means you are to fit into that preconceived state of “Normal”. If A, then B. Normal equals a specific “Best Practices” criteria. The actions are to put that person back into that state specific state. Most often the treatment is with prescriptions, toxic substances like Chemo (to poison a cancerous tumor) or surgery (to remove or repair). Some innovative medicines include lifestyle.
Our approach is that everyone is different and all things are interrelated. The core causation influences many different systems and has a rippling effect that can make understanding the root concern complicated. Thus, health is found where evidence based research, which are the most current clinical protocols and alternative practice focused on individual wellness at the root concern.
Having health professionals and their teams skilled in patient-centric, comprehensive care to identify how all the symptoms are interrelated and compound a person’s health is vital for true wellness and longevity. Healthy systems with imbalances unchecked can create a cascading effect that works against the body’s natural healing. When the focus shifts to resolving holistic, core concerns of the individual, the body works with you to restore the whole system.
The “Best Practice” in this system is not a preconceived notion. Instead its design to help you, holistically. The consideration is, yes, on the evidence-based research matched specifically to who you are, what is your best, what is your genetics, what is your lifestyle, what is your history, what is your family, what are your demands and stressors, what are your trauma, what makes you weak, what has no effect and what makes you thrive.
The approach is not just medications and surgery. The focus is broadened to all aspects of life and is integrated to provide the best outcomes for a happy, healthy life. To sort all this out you need a system that includes a wellness team. Some doctors have this setup and available. If not then you have to build it yourself. It can be confusing. We can consult and provide some resources on which direction is best.
There are many integrated practices. Our current best approach that represents this concept is Functional Medicine, though its expensive:
“The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.” IFM resource
SEPARATE SPECIALITIES verses
HOLISTIC INTERRELATED COMPLEX SYSTEMS
HEALTH is the ability to functionally adapt within any situation when facing physical, mental, social and spiritual challenges. Being capable of navigating a crisis and restore normal living is the healthy resolution. Harmful situations, to include unhealthy dynamics, can make this difficult to resolve successfully. At times, an event or something chronic can escalate into illness and other health concerns.
THE GOAL is being able to resolve situations and move forward on your best foot. Road blocks build barriers impede our health.
CONTROLLED RESTORATION OF NORMALCY verses
HEALING REACTIVENESS TO TOXICITY & CRISIS
CRISIS is part of life. Things happen. Something happens and wellbeing spirals out of control. If corrected early, the impact is less. If the assault of one kind or another sets in over a long time, more and more fall out happens, and finding the underlying concern becomes more complex.
Empowered communities and individuals are strong and healthy. Something happens, and they are resilient. They are able to support an individual or family that enters into crisis. Being a healthy community that supports those in crisis is the safety net for that person or family. The goal is to understand crisis is a transition through a possible traumatic event. The goal is to reduce the trauma while providing resources and support that restores healthy living. The government is not capable of being that community safety net.
ESCALATION verses RESOLUTION
THE PROBLEM comes when the traumatic event or situation, or even a toxicity, becomes an injury that does not heal and can not be recovered from. Like a cancer, a person isolates and the issues escalate. Nothing can be resolved until there is professional intervention. When professional can not find a “diagnosis”, they refer to a psych consult for a diagnosis. The research now is showing how neuroimmunological and neuroinflammationin are having a profound causation of health concerns to include psychological symptoms. Misdiagnosis is common. Years to find help causes escalation of health concerns.
Therefore to find resolution, there has to be a level of understanding within the individuals in the community to identify signs, red flags and situations needing intervention. The community has to have resources that are qualified and trained to be intervene successfully.
Education, awareness and empathy to understand others experience make a huge difference in good communities.
BEST SOLUTIONS – EARLY INTERVENTION & PREVENTION
Integrated Health is the ability to recover from life experiences to live an empowered, balance lifestyle that integrates each step taken no matter the challenges being faced. People and communities learn to regulate themselves and their lives. Support teams help with the process. The focus is local and individually based.
Everyone and every situation is different, and what they need to recover from any concern is unique to them. Thus, there is no one size answer. A collaborative team that is individually focused makes the difference in finding the best resolution.
The key is to restore and maintain your integrated health by raising awareness, education, skills, and resources through trained Trauma Informed collaboration. Please see Global Family Alliance and Family Alliance Network.
THE KEY IS HOW LIFE IS NAVIGATED
LIFE IS A JOURNEY with peaks and valleys. Experiences happen. The difference is how we handle those experiences.
EVERY STEP of that journey is either align your system in balance or sends life off course. Learning the skills of what harms you and what makes you stronger are vital parts of the process. Understanding your own personal thresholds and learning the subtle nuances to adjust and balance your life. Building a team that listens and is trustworthy makes integrated health possible.
That is The CLOUD Difference!
Debbie Cloud’s Specialty & Focus
- INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COACHING (Candidate 2021)
Strategic life consulting for work, business, family & personal dynamics
- CONSCIOUS CO-PARENTING COACH (Candidate 2021)
High conflict divorce consulting & coaching
- INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH (2014)
Integrated health consulting & referrals for every area of life
- BREAKTHROUGH PARENTING COACH (2014)
Healthy dynamic, conscious relationship & parenting consulting
- INTERNATIONAL METAPHYSICAL MINISTRIES (2011)
Metaphysical consulting for mind, body & soul
- YOUNG HORSE & PROBLEM HORSE TRAINER (1985)
3Day Eventing – Holistic, balanced training for young horses & problem horses
*Clients are by referral. Resumes & References available upon request.