A deeper understanding of disease is obtained by examining the core clinical imbalances that underlie a disease or condition. In this way you look beyond signs and symptoms. These imbalances arise because of how the environmental inputs are processed through one’s body. These environmental inputs include diet and nutrients [including water], exercise and trauma. We must also keep in mind that everything about a person is also affected by his/her mind, body, spirit, attitudes and beliefs. Fundamental physiological processes that support healthy balance and optimal functioning include:
- Communication (intra- and intercellular)
- Bioenergetics, or the transformation of food into energy
- Replication and maintenance of structural integrity, from the cellular to the whole-body integrity
- Elimination of wastes and defense, and
- Circulation and transport of nutrients in the body.
Below is a simplified model of the imbalances that can lead to changes in many different physiological systems that then become precursors to the signs and symptoms that are diagnosed as organ system disease.