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Nature verses nurture

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Life is about balancePut simply….  life is about balance!

We see it in our everyday life.  Work and play, day and night, life and death, mind and body…. etc.

We are born from an already vast collection of information that has taken billions of years to evolve. 

Our genes are a blue print that start us off and our environment nurtures us and allows us to thrive to reach our fullest potential.  Thus life could be considered the complex interactions between genes and the environment. 

I see it everyday in the delicate art of practicing medicine.  I advise all of my patient to find balance in their lives.  My mantra has always been …  Work less, eat healthy, relax more, exercise more, find balance. 

I also see it when I prescribe medications, too much medication they have an adverse reaction, not enough and they are under-treated.  Find balance. 

Thus I have come to the conclusion that life is about balance.  It was once said that, “Life is the blended harmony of the yin and yang”

The yin-yang is an appropriate symbol for the struggle to find this balance.  It represents the two sides of the equation, yet both in balance.  And at the center of the other you find its opposite.  Yin and yang are complementary opposites within a greater whole.


Written by Jonathan Holt, DO

December 23, 2008 at 8:19 am

Posted in health, holism, spirit

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