Just as there’s no separation between your mouth and the rest of your body, there’s no separation between body and mind. Yet for all its lip service to “wellness,” the medical establishment tends to treat such separateness as the most natural thing in the world.
Yet as Dr. Gabor Maté notes in the talk below, to truly understand health and disease, you cannot separate mind from body, nor the body from the environment. To do otherwise is one of the major limitations of the western biomedical model of disease.
It’s a full lecture, so a bit over an hour long, but it’s a great talk and definitely worth your time.