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Understanding the Benefits of CARING as a Healing Agent

Janette de Vries RHN, B.ed, H.BA

YouNique Holistic Nutrition

In the realm of holistic healing, caring isn't just a soft sentiment; it's a potent elixir that nurtures the body, mind, and spirit. As a holistic nutritionist, I've witnessed first hand the transformative power of genuine care in facilitating profound healing journeys.

Caring begins with ourselves. When we approach our own well-being with compassion and attentiveness, we pave the way for radiant health. Nourishing our bodies with wholesome foods, engaging in mindful movement, and prioritizing rest are acts of self-care that lay the foundation for vitality. But caring extends beyond the individual. It's a ripple effect that emanates outward, touching the lives of those around us. When we cultivate empathy and compassion in our interactions, we create a nurturing environment where healing can flourish. Whether it's lending a listening ear, offering a comforting embrace, or simply showing up with kindness, the act of caring has the power to soothe wounds and mend broken spirits.

In our fast-paced world, it's easy to overlook the significance of caring amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. Yet, it's precisely in moments of tenderness and connection that true healing occurs. By embracing the role of caregiver – to ourselves and others – we become agents of transformation, igniting a ripple of healing that extends far beyond ourselves. So let us embrace the profound power of caring, for it is not only a remedy for the body, but a balm for the soul. It is important to note that people can overdose on CARING, by becoming reliant on the relationship it has created with another person or a group. Once you have started the healing journey, step back to enough to implement things that you have learned.

On the holistic side of holistic nutrition, CARING promotes self-esteem. This frequently occurs when two or more people share time and space together. There is self-care too, where one can strive for personal freedom in order to avoid burnout, and act as an effective role model. The ultimate goal is to teach other individuals to produce CARING, for their own use and to share with others.

The pharmacology of CARING is yet, still unknown. Although, overtime it may convert to SELF-ESTEEM which permits long-term growth to be a stable agent. National Library of Medicine recognizes self-esteem as the importance of social ties as psychobiological mechanisms that have evolved to safeguard social bonds. It claims "self-esteem is proposed to function as a gauge - 'sociometer' - reflecting one's social belongingness status". On the opposite side is University of Toronto's MD Rodger Hines who wrote self-esteem "causes a decrease in tension, an increase in total energy, and a return of hope". Psychology sees it as a status in society that later can lead to addictions, and medicine sees it as a way to communicate with yourself through determination to improve a situation.

Holistic nutrition looks in the direction of promoting inner peace by balancing your chakras for self-esteem and CARING. When you feel good, your energy clears blockages to make the positive shifts needed. It's a healing that naturally balances us by going under the body's defense mechanisms. Pure loving energy is the result when old energy patterns of stress, anxiety and limiting self beliefs are swapped out after you experience calm and clarity at a deep level.

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Kristina tchalova, Sophie Belend, Mona Lisa Chanda, Daniel J. Levitin and Jennifer A. Bartz. "Shifting the Sociometer: Opioid receptor blockade lowers self-esteem". PubMed Central.


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