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Foundational Pillars of Health – Part 1: Nutrition

Health is the natural state for the human body and it is disturbed by obstacles that lead to disease. In order to understand what is disturbing your health you must understand what influences health. The determinants of health are the combined factors that affect the health of an individual. These determinants consist of inborn factors such as genetic makeup or maternal health, medical history that includes previous illnesses and access to health care, and lifestyle factors such as hydration, nutrition, mental function, emotional stress, structural integrity, exercise, environmental exposures and cultural factors.