Holistic Primary Care – What does that look like?

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There is no denying that prevention is superior to treatment when it comes to healthcare. Holistic healthcare is based in prevention. They seek to prevent instead of treat disease. They work with you on nutrition, detoxification, supplementation, mental, emotional, and even ancestral trauma. Heading off disease and illness is preferential to treating it whenever possible. Thankfully, there are many ways to prevent unwanted and unnecessary illnesses and diseases through holistic primary checkups, nutritional exams, and health screenings.

Depending on age, there are recommended tests and screenings for men and women throughout their lives. While some are less of an issue in younger years, additional tests come into play as we age.

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Let’s take a look at what a holistic primary care practice looks like:

Women ages 18-39

  • Metabolic Factors

  • Weight

  • Nutrient Deficiencies

  • Mental Health

  • Emotional Health

  • Detoxification of Primary Eliminatory Organs

Traditional Primary Care Supports Holistic primary prevention through the following screenings:

  • Blood Pressure

  • Cholesterol

  • Glucose

  • Pelvic Exams, Breast Exams

  • Skin Screenings

Holistic primary reviews the following in Women ages 50-above

  • Organ health and function

  • Detoxification of primary and secondary eliminatory organs

  • Stress levels

  • Hormone levels

Traditional Primary Care reviews the following:

Women ages 50-above

  • Blood pressure

  • Cholesterol

  • Diabetes

  • Pelvic and breast exams, including mammograms

  • Skin exams

  • Colon cancer screenings

  • Osteoporosis screenings

  • Lung Cancer screenings

  • Hormone screenings

For men holistic primary is a little different.

Men ages 18-49

  • Metabolic factors

  • Body Composition

  • Stress Levels

  • Nutrient Deficiencies

  • Detoxification of Primary Eliminatory Organs

Traditional primary care looks at the following screenings:

Men ages 18-49

  • Blood pressure

  • Cholesterol

  • Diabetes

  • STD screenings

  • Skin exams

  • Testicular screenings

As men age holistic primary as well as traditional primary care changes

Holistic Primary looks like the following for men:

Men ages 50-above

  • Metabolic Health

  • Lung Capacity

  • Nutrient Deficiencies

  • Hormone Levels

  • Stress Management Techniques

  • Detoxification of primary and secondary eliminatory organs

Traditional Primary Care reviews the following:

Men ages 50-above

  • Blood pressure

  • Cholesterol

  • Diabetes

  • Skin exams

  • Colon cancer screenings

  • Osteoporosis screenings

  • Lung cancer screenings

  • Prostate cancer screenings

As you can see, there aren’t many differences in the sort of and type of screenings men and women should be having. There are also differences between holistic primary and traditional primary. We serve two different roles in healthcare. Allopathic primary care looks for diseases while holistic primary seeks to educate patients on what they can do proactively for their health. Other than reproductive organ differences, men and women have virtually the same systems that are at risk as they age. Screening and looking for changes or alerts of potential issues can make aging easier and catch anything that may be a health threat.

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While this list is general, there may be more specialized tests that are recommended based on the individual needs of each person. From hormone testing to genetic issues, every person is unique and deserves a highly personalized well-care plan. Holistic primary specializes at looking at the individual, which is why we look at over 350 data points on each individual person. This creates bioindividual care plans.

In addition to cancer screenings and other tests, here are some additional tests that should be done every year at a minimum, unless your holistic primary or traditional primary directs you otherwise:

  • Eye exams

  • Hearing tests

  • Dental screenings

These are equally important for great health and remaining independent as we grow older. Issue such as cataracts, hearing loss, and dental diseases can dramatically affect health and quality of life. You should also be working on your mental, emotional, as well as spiritual health per a holistic primary provider.

Read Also: Whats a Holistic Doctor and Why Do You Choose Them

Managing health is a lifelong commitment. Many of the checkups taken in younger years can prevent illness, injury, and disease in later years. Consistent and routine medical checkups can make life easier and healthier for you and your family. Schedule your checkups and encourage those you love to do the same.

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