Nourishment means to provide the body with all things it needs for growth and health. Often we reserve this term to describe how food provides us with nutrients however, to be healthy our needs go beyond physical nutrition and therefore at Body Soul Nutrition we use the term ‘deep nourishment’ to describe how we can provide the things we need for growth and health to every level of our being – body, mind and soul.
7 elements of healing
In order to reach a state of deep nourishment we believe there are 7 elements that require care and attention. The 7 elements of healing are illustrated in the diagram below. Following the diagram you will find an explanation of how we support you in each of these 7 areas when you work with us over a period of time.
Nutrition addresses your body’s requirements for nutrients and, based on our analysis of your health and the results of any functional testing, we provide a tailor-made diet and supplement programme to meet these needs. Healthy detoxification and elimination of the body’s waste is essential for restoring and maintaining the health of the cellular microenvironment and we will guide you on how to optimise the function of your in-built detoxification systems as well as avoid toxins in your external environment.
Physical activity supports the body in many ways such as encouraging oxygenation and lymph flow. However, the right type and level of activity is required in order not to stress the body and we will guide you on how to balance physical activity with the rest and relaxation necessary for healing.
The energies of our body must be free-flowing for health to be achieved and in addressing bio-energetic balance we explore how factors outside (for example electromagnetic radiation) and within our bodies may be inhibiting energetic flow and creating disharmony. A key factor in encouraging energetic flow is emotional wellbeing and addressing this area is critical when rebuilding health.
Deep connection is the final of the seven elements and it relates to the connection we have with our own body, with the people around us, and with something greater than ourselves (our Higher Self, The Universe, God, all that is – whatever term you feel comfortable with). Research shows connection in all of these areas is very supportive to physical healing.