Written by Kristin Grayce McGary. Narrated by Marie T. Russell.
The human body is an amazing thing, full of systems, organs, nerves, and vessels that work together in harmony to keep us going in our daily activities. Writers and poets, with their infinite imagination, have used many different analogies for the human body to help people better understand this fantastic vessel we occupy.
You’ve seen the body described as a machine, as a city, or even as a factory. These are all helpful analogies in understanding how the different systems and parts of the body work together as a whole. But I like to take a different approach.
I view the body as a garden, an analogy that I borrowed from ancient Asian influences. I feel this analogy best encompasses not only how the body works but how we should care for it.
As a holistic and preventative healthcare practitioner, this view influences how I work with my patients. I dig deep into labs, intake forms, and one-on-one consultations looking for all the details to get a complete view of...
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Kristin Grayce McGary, L.Ac., M.Ac., CFMP, CST-T, CLP, is an internationally recognized authority on autoimmunity, functional blood chemistry analysis, the thyroid, and gut health. She is a health and lifestyle teacher and author of Holistic Keto for Gut Health.