— a phrase thrown around in functional medicine and holistic health circles.
While it can have good intentions, the phrase makes it seem like there's just one cause.
It confines healing to an isolated lens... Is the root cause a bacterial overgrowth? A gluten allergy? One isolated trauma?
The either-or mentality overlooks that healing has multiple layers — multiple root causes.
Many become confined to labels. Whether that be anxiety, acid reflux/LPR, celiac, IBS, SIBO, food sensitivities, Candida, Lyme, H. Pylori, OCD, empath, or something else.
But obsessing over the labels can bypass the deeper work, and keep you sick.
If your subconscious believes you are the label, the body will manifest the symptoms of that label.
While a term or label can be useful as an initial guide, in my personal journey and practice I've seen too many times how staying in the label can keep you stuck.
It also keeps you limited in your window of potential solutions!
The magic happens when you step outside the limits of what you already know. When you transcend 2-dimensional, A —> B thinking, while shedding the under-layers...
If that resonates with you, keep reading 🌱