Holistic or Not?
Recently I purchased a bag of dog food and in the title, they used the word holistic. Holistic is used a lot so I wondered if I knew what it really meant. I basically knew, but I wanted to know if the term would be suitable with my products. Here is what I learned.
The definition of the word Holistic according to Dictionary.com is:
- “ incorporating the concept of holism, or the idea that the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts, in theory or practice: holistic psychology.
- Medicine/Medical. identifying with principles of holism in a system of therapeutics, especially one considered outside the mainstream of scientific medicine, as naturopathy or chiropractic, and often involving nutritional measures: holistic medicine.”
That's a little more technical than the way we use the word, so summed up easily, it means treating the whole of a being, not just the symptom. Makes good sense!
Someone who is wanting to live a holistic life style would likely want to choose activities, food, friends and surroundings that would provide them with the healthiest possibilities for them. This may not be the same for everyone, but one of the essentials for a holistic life style would be no harmful chemicals. There are some ingredients used in skin care products that have been known to cause health issues. Some of the problems are as “simple” as allergies and rashes. Others cause underlying damage to the body that can go un-noticed until the problem is big.
Goat milk has many nutrients in it that nourish your skin as well as helping with healing and hydrating. Plus, we are very careful to research what goes into our products. Goat Milk Skin Care will help support the natural healing process by encouraging your skin to be healthy and strong instead of needing to fight the destructive qualities that many skin care products have. Also, remember that your skin absorbs everything into your body so the ingredients are important for your whole body, not just your skin.
If you are someone who struggles with troubled skin, natural skin care products (ours of course!) are a good start. Many skin problems start inside as well, so do some research or talk with someone who is knowledgeable in holistic health to give you some guidance for healing yourself inside also.
In doing this research, I found out that my dog food’s claim to be “Holistic” is essentially worthless. It can not be holistic in and of itself, BUT it can be a good addition to a holistic lifestyle for my dogs. That being said, I will not use the term “Holistic” to describe our products, but since they are free if harmful chemicals and full of beneficial ingredients, they will fit well into a holistic lifestyle!