After spending two hours trying to understand the huge bias, a bias against “holistic health,” as a practice in general, article after article in Wikipedia, I did learn the reason to the question: Why do I care?

Having reached a golden age, where the term anti-aging (anything) has more meaning to me than it once did–back then, when I was most certainly invincible–now, I actively seek to find correct information and targeted products to preserve and promote (my) health– And yours. . ..


Yes, I strive to reverse less than optimal conditions, probably brought on by ignoring this subject (to a degree) when I thought I was too busy to take care of myself. And trust me, time is our enemy. I battle that health vs time (and money) trade-off every single day.

I don’t know if you’re invincible, or not, but on those subjects, we will take a journey together to find health solutions that work.

I have found some VERY GOOD ANSWERS, though not all, and we will talk about these things in a later posts. This one is to answer the above question.

I already knew that there was some disrespect of “holistic” methods going on, i.g. Chiropractic medicine, but I also thought various medical fields and various alternative practitioners were beginning to practice an integrative approach, that they were much more cognizant of one another’s relevant worth in healing, and that we have come a lot further in this pursuit than we may have actually come. Hence, I begin this article with a definition.

I called it Whole Person Health before deferring to Merriam, and that term works–and I will keep using it here. I like it.

Dictionary (Merriam Webster) Definition of Holistic Health:

Relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts, holistic medicine attempts to treat both the mind and the body. Holistic ecology views humans and the environment as a single system.

 Without taking that statement to extremes, I will agree with it. Holistic is a whole person and a whole earth concept.

In doing this simple search for a definition, I discovered that the terms alternative, complementary, and integrative health or medicine all to be held in similar disregard by Wikipedian authors.

“If everyone knew they could prevent any disease with plant extracts, medicinal herbs, natural vitamins, minerals, and supplements, as well as having peace of mind-the pharmaceutical and medical industry would collapse overnight.”

Yes, that is a strong statement, and I plan to back it up with future research and articles.