The Holistic Highway is a health services practice that is known for its comprehensive, holistic approach to health that utilizes the best of western medicine along with the eastern approach that says we are all unique and we need different things to be healthy. Established in 2013, we are known globally for our personalized system to manage chronic disorders by incorporating fundamental changes in diet, behavior, and stress while focusing on genetics. Our individual programs are so successful that patients, doctors, and a variety of health professionals have become our partners in the holistic journey required for optimal health.
How are we unique?
The Holistic Highway is unique in that it does not only treat symptoms, rather it is a team of trained professionals focused on diagnostics including genetic testing to identify imbalances unique to each person we work with. This information is then used to offer the highest level of personalized wellness-based medicine available.
By leaving no stone unturned in discovering each person’s genetic predispositions, and current biological imbalances – we are able to resolve all the stressors no matter where they originated.
These stressors could be creating inflammation, toxicity, a nutritional deficiency, or a host of symptoms leading to weight gain, poor skin health, mental imbalances, or predispositions to diseases like cancer, diabetes, or depression and anxiety.
CEO and founder Kerry is no stranger to how those stressors can manifest as health challenges. “I spent most of my life being chronically unhealthy and chronically fatigued,’’ she says. “This always surprises people when I tell them, considering my profession, but I spent years being diagnosed with a myriad of diseases, including fibromyalgia, depression, lyme disease, anxiety and chronic fatigue. I was taking medication for all of them. I would go to the doctor and be prescribed the latest drug for my latest symptom. No one tried to understand the underlying cause of my health problems.”
With her background in neuroscience and environmental health, she spent years researching complementary systems of medicine that addressed the underlying root cause. It was at this time she was introduced to Ayurveda, a system of medicine that treats each person as unique and balances the body and mind. “I was absolutely stunned by the power of this simple yet effective method of health that I made a major life change and decided to study Ayurveda so that I could help others discover the incredible way this avenue of health could improve lives, like it did mine."
As an educator and a scientist, Kerry understood the balance required between western science and eastern philosophy required to keep people healthy. “It is not enough to give you a solution for a day. We must deliver the knowledge to achieve great health for your entire life.” Thus, The Holistic Highway was born.
YOU ARE UNIQUE AND YOUR HEALTH PLAN SHOULD BE AS UNIQUE AS YOU.
Let’s look at the way we currently treat patients. If you see your doctor for high blood pressure for example, he or she is going to give you any of a number of blood pressure medications, based on very little information about what’s going to work for you. In fact, there may not be any rationale for why you’re getting that particular medication other than that your insurance covers it or the doctor has samples available. If the medication doesn’t work in four to six weeks, you may be switched to another medicine, or get another medication added on top of the first.
We’ve learned that this trial-and-error approach leads to patient dissatisfaction, poor clinical outcomes, and greater expense, especially for chronic diseases. Traditional western medicine only addresses a patient’s symptoms (often with medication) and rarely looks at the root cause of illness. Here we have a much more integrated approach using ancient healing arts that have stood the test of time with the very latest in genetic testing. We understand that true healing requires a multifaceted approach, which allows us to really get at the source of any disease or disorder.
The idea is to get you on the right health plan and get you on it sooner.
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