The tree is a symbol of health, needing no other input but sunlight, air, water and soil to grow and thrive. As humans our needs are more complex but like the tree, we have certain basic needs, and if these are not provided for, true health is impossible.
This website is designed to introduce Development, formerly called Nutritional Balancing (which is based on Nutritional Balancing Science). I also wish to introduce the concept of True Health which I will define here.
"Development" as used here is a systematic and comprehensive approach to achieving true health of a whole person. Development also refers to the unfolding of a person's potential based on the renewing of their physical, mental and spiritual health. For more please see: www.drlwilson.com.
In my discussion here, I will use the term 'true health' interchangeably with 'real health.'True health is health on every level; body, mind and soul* (see note below). True health is not just the absence of symptoms but a state of high functioning of each of these integrated parts, and a state of resistance to stress.
Most people in our modern Western world would define true health differently -- they would define it the way their doctor or naturopathic physician would, as "a state of freedom from signs and symptoms of illness" such as poor numbers on a laboratory test (like high cholesterol or low bone density) or frequent infections, or a recognizable illness.
You may say that you really don't care too much about true health, but just want to alleviate your digestive distress or your fatigue. I understand. That was my goal initially as well and it is reasonable to want this! Dr. Wilson, the creator of the Development approach, understands also.
However, here is a critical truth that must be understood: the mental, emotional and spiritual problems of a person must be addressed at some point, in order to obtain full resolution of physical illness. It is a profound concept, and a simple one, but one that rarely receives the attention it deserves in the modern world.
Many of you are aware that some say that "All illness starts on a spiritual level." Even if this is new to you, perhaps you are aware that people who have great difficulties with physical health usually have some serious difficulties in other aspects of their lives, such as their relationships or perhaps their personal conduct or maybe an intractable addiction? This is for good reason.
Everything is connected! The web of cause and effect is beyond what most of us comprehend casually! When one begins to work from a true understanding of the many causes and effects impacting physical, mental and mental health, suddenly one works with a great deal more power; as there is power in understanding the truth of course!
Hopefully we agree that we cannot truly heal the physical body without addressing the other aspects of a person, including lifestyle habits and other factors. So, please, continue with an open mind, even if you are mainly concerned about just your physical health -- and even if you think that adjusting your habits is not possible...
Also, before continuing... perhaps you do not believe souls exist -- I mentioned them above. That's fine. Our methods still work whether you choose to believe one way or another. Also, it is not my desire to tell you what to believe, but I do suggest that you might want to have an open mind. After all, at one time it was widely accepted that the earth was flat, and to believe otherwise was absurd.
*Soul: an animating or vital principle inherent in living things and endowing them in various degrees with the potential to grow and reproduce, to move and respond to stimuli (as in the case of animals), and to think rationally (as in the case of humans). From thefreedictionary.com.
Many different styles of belief are quite compatible with Development. Development is not dogmatic in the sense of telling you that you must believe any certain way -- yet many of those who are practitioners and the main author of the system, Dr. Larry Wilson, does choose a Christian spiritual path. True religions and true spiritual paths are enhanced by Development, and Development is enhanced by these paths.
Do you want true health?
Poor health of the body affects the mind and all other functions of our human existence. If you can accept this, then Development may be an approach to health and well being that suits you.
Things that damage true health are:
- excessive stress of all varieties
- poor nutrition / inadequate intake of nutrients of all types
- nutritional imbalances
- toxin accumulation
- energetic influences of certain types such as stray electromagnetic fields from cell phone towers
- all sorts of other factors such as becoming dehydrated, or consuming false or damaging and incorrect information surprising as this may seem
You do not need a detailed understanding of these concepts in order to proceed along the path and begin to regain functioning of all these essential aspects of yourself as a human being. All you need is a willingness to learn and to begin, proceeding step by step.
For more detailed and technical information about the programs we create for clients, please see How and Why It Works.
Disclosure and Disclaimer: Nutritional Balancing does not diagnose, treat, cure or prescribe treatment for diseases or conditions of any kind. Rather, it restores balance and vitality through nutrition and lifestyle modification. This often results in improvement in conditions or diseases.