Alternative health takes centre stage in the ever (and globally) popular scholarly magazine. The iconic yellow border gives impact to a full guide on a subject much deserved and talked about at NHPPA. In this December 21, 2018 special issue by National Geographic, “Healing Remedies: A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness,” explores the richly diverse world of herbal medicine. The modernist approach to health is reductionist in nature, and as a consequence is full of specialists, focused on one organ or system of the body. These limitations are the strengths of integrative medicine making its increasing trajectory an inevitable outcome of future healthcare. “To own the knowledge of healing and recognize the power of our body to heal is perhaps the most extraordinary gift that we have lost,” says Dr. Tieraona Low Dog. Reclaiming that power of whole wellness begins with education on growing, preparing and effectively using nourishing foods and plants as first-line therapies. Contemporary, alternative and longstanding, traditional therapies are challenging and informing mainstream medical status quo.

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