What does a body need to be healthy?
Our bodies (human and animal) were blessed with an innate ability to continually seek an Optimal State of Health and are only limited by the appropriateness of 5 Key Ingredients. These Key Ingredients of Health (as I call them) include Diet, Exercise, Rest, Mental State, and Nervous System Function. Regardless of how much time or resources we commit to making one or two of these Ingredients appropriate for our bodies, all must be appropriate and balanced for our bodies to truly stay at the Optimal end of the Health Continuum (as illustrated in the image). When one or more of the Key Ingredients is not appropriate, our bodies will start to deviate away from Optimal Health and eventually signs and symptoms (pathology) develop. I address all 5 Key Ingredients for my patients and make recommendations to ensure each is as appropriate as possible. Treatments I provide help make some of the Ingredients more appropriate while my clients often provide much of the care at home to ensure all 5 Key Ingredients are and remain appropriate. Explore the rest of the IVSMO website to learn more about the care we provide and how it can help your companion. You might also consider these 5 Key Ingredients for yourself and try to make them as appropriate as possible to optimize your own health.