Jolandi Dreyer, certified live and dried blood analyst and applied nutritionist, wants to encourage people to lead healthier lives and take care of their bodies.
Although the 39-year-old is holistic and natural, she respects and honors the choices of those who prefer to tread the path of modern medicine.
“Holistic medicine works for virtually anything, and people usually turn to these types of drugs when they feel that modern medicine is not working for them.”
She explained that when she was growing up, her mother preferred natural remedies so she was used to holistic medicine and knew about it from a young age. In 2016, she began struggling with her health and had to have her gallbladder removed, but because she had a five-month-old baby, she didn’t want to go that route.
She consulted a homeopath and researched how natural remedies could help her with her problem. Five years later, she still has her gallbladder, which is healthy and working well.
“I felt satisfied that what I had broken was only repaired through diet and natural remedies, and I haven’t used allopathic medicine since.”
She explained that this doesn’t mean she would never use allopathic drugs again because they have their place, but it hasn’t been necessary for them since adopting this type of lifestyle. She explained that holistic medicine has many modalities such as homeopathy, herbalism, kinesiology, and iridology, but they all have one thing in common: they aim to restore harmony between the mind, body and spirit in order to heal.
According to Jolandi, holistic medicine sees the body as an ecosystem that strives for perfect balance and harmony every day. However, if one of the elements is out of whack, it will affect the other elements if not corrected.
“Your body stays healthy or heals itself when it has everything it needs, such as the right nutrition in the form of natural foods, water, air, rest and the right flow of energy, but your body also needs a joyful mind and calm . “
She said holistic medicine is based on knowledge passed down through time and generations, such as: B. Boererate, African Medicine, Chinese Medicine and Indian Ayurveda.
“Because of modern medicine and science, old drugs and healing methods have been overridden because there is too little or no evidence that they work. Scientific studies are expensive and are usually funded by pharmaceutical companies. “
Jolandi stated that since natural medicines cannot be patented, it makes no sense to conduct expensive scientific studies, but thousands of small scientific studies on natural remedies have been published.
“Many chemical drugs are made by isolating a chemical compound from a plant to create a synthetic version of that compound that can be patented.”
She explained that the benefit of holistic medicine is that it works with the body, not against it. Instead of administering medication to suppress the symptom, a holistic doctor attempts to correct the imbalance by asking what imbalance is causing the symptom.
According to Jolandi, this type of medicine is useful for lifestyle ailments like diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and digestive problems to name a few. She added that this does not mean that a person should not receive medical treatment, but that holistic medicine with diet and lifestyle changes could bring the body back to optimal health.
“I like the way holistic medicine holds you accountable for your decisions and your own body, and gives you a sense of the power that is needed to heal.”