Embracing Lifecycle Health
The Wide-Angle Lens of Lifecycle Health
As we progress through what we’ve termed the “Wellness Revolution” there are a lot of belief systems about human health and wellness that need to evolve and change.
We’ve chosen the term, “Lifecycle Health” to signify a more comprehensive view across the complete human life cycle. None of the other terms used today in the fields of Healthcare and Wellness are comprehensive enough, either in scope or time frame. “Integrative”, “Functional”, “Lifestyle”, “Allopathic”, “Naturopathic” all speak to methods and modalities of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and adjustments people make to their lives to prevent, treat or recover from illness and enable improved health. They each tend to focus narrowly on the current time frame of the person’s life.
Enhancing How Are Born, Live and Die
Lifecycle Health uses a much wider lens with an extended depth of field. It considers the full range of factors that impact our health and wellness through all stages and cycles of life, including our genetic history, as well as the life conditions of our ancestors. Understanding and applying Lifecycle Health ensures that the next generation will have a more solid foundation for managing their health and wellness. It also enables us to die and transition out of this life with more vitality and dignity, including less pain, discomfort and fear.
The Five Strengths of Wellness
To fully understand the concept of Lifecycle Health, one needs to consider the range of human health factors that we call “The Five Strengths”: Physical Strength, Intellectual Strength, Emotional Strength, Spiritual Strength and Wisdom Strength.
We are each endowed with these strengths as core components of human nature. How we choose to view and use these strengths (or neglect to use them), has fundamental impacts on our health and the pursuit of wellness.
The Five Strengths can best be understood by asking one deep, but simple question related to each strength:
- Physical Strength – What do you do?
- Intellectual Strength – What do you think?
- Emotional Strength – What do you feel?
- Spiritual Strength – What do you believe?
- Wisdom Strength – What do you know?