The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.
The absence of disease does not qualify as health. Important is the balance between a person (body, mind and soul) and their social environment. Harmonisation of all human needs is fundamental for individual health.
Professor Dr. med. habil. Alfred Brauchle (MD) distinguishes between objective and subjective health and concludes: objective health requires a balanced body and soul.
Zitat: The body acts upon the soul and the soul acts upon the body. A soul that is not firmly anchored in life and belief, and that projects its uncertainty into the body will prevent the experience of health even if the body is objectively healthy. (Source: Professor Dr. med. habil. Alfred Brauchle, Das große Buch der Naturheilkunde)
An important method of regaining or maintaining one’s health is regular annual fasting.
Fasting is the absolute path to health, the Royal Road. No method can better fasting. Fasting is “spring cleaning” and “general overhaul” at the same time. It is the ideal method for people as diverse as managers, working mothers or health-conscious families. Physical and mental health are the most important aspects in life. To achieve and maintain a state of health should be high on the agenda of everybody; this is where fasting comes into play.