Woman practices yoga, one example of a holistic approach to health


Taking a holistic approach to health

Alternative medicine, complementary therapies, integrative health, a holistic approach, whole-person care and functional medicine.

Many of us have heard these terms, and we can see a movement taking hold towards real foods, meditation, the mind-body connection and more. But what does it all mean? And what would it mean if we as individuals took a "holistic," or mind-body-spirit, approach to our own care? What if our health systems did the same?

On Being with Krista Tippet took on this topic this month in a segment that aired on Minnesota Public Radio. The recording, called "The Evolution of Medicine," is now available as a podcast.

Tippett interviewed Penny George, founder of Allina Health’s Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, along with other national experts on the transition from a science of treating disease to a science of health.

Listen and learn below.


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