MEDICINE
The Optimal Health Network see medicine as a service, not a commodity, so please read more about our approach towards medicine. The truth about health, the purpose of medicine and true care needs to be brought back to the health industry and healthcare in general.
A healing Environment
Our focus is on true healing, not just “disease care” or “symptom care”. Many medical doctors and other professionals agree that true healing is indeed possible and must be the aim of such a network or its centres / facilities. With the mission to enable effective healing and to create an atmosphere where guests will not be judged or condemned, and guests will have the freedom to be themselves, this will cause them to be open, to open up and acceptable to inner healing, love, self acceptance and growth. This environment must have the feeling of “trust”, be authentic and trustworthy. Holistic integrative medical doctors confirmed that it is not always just the “supplements” or “equipment” that brings about the healing, but there is something more, something about the atmosphere and the “frequency” in the place/room. Dr Bernard Brom also came to this conclusion after practicing for over 25 years as a holistic integrative medical doctor, tried and tested many complementary, alternative and energy medicines, it’s not so much about the equipment we use or the supplements they prescribe, but the most important is the healing environment where healing can occur¹.

As a cellular biologist, Dr Bruce Lipton provided evidence that human cells react positive or negative towards the environment and certain elements. He actually concluded that you can switch genes or sickness on and off simply through your emotions and beliefs. He provided evidence to proof that emotion has a direct influence over how the genes and the cells react.
Dr Masaru Emoto has done an extensive study on water and performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, thoughts, sound and feelings (emotions) has on the molecular structure of water. He said that water is a “blueprint for our reality” and that emotional “energies” and “vibrations” could change the physical structure of water.

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Jacques Benveniste, Luc Montagnier, Prof Bernd Kroplin, Prof Konstantin Korotkov and others have been involved in various initiatives on the subject of the memory of water. Scientific researches has produced various other studies where they claim that they have proof that water has memory and about the structural memory of water. Given that the human body is made of 70% percent water, we can conclude that these emotional energies and vibrations also have an effect on the human being.

 

The “feel” or atmosphere in a place is determined by the people in that specific room or facility. Those people’s attitude is an expression of their inner emotional state and most people are not even aware of this “influence they have on others by their attitude. People do radiate/exhibit a certain energy or frequency, which influences other people and create a “presence” in a place. So we need to have workers/staff/therapists/doctors/management in the facilities with the right heart and mindset to be at peace in them and establish the desired/needed radiance of healing and warm hopeful atmosphere throughout the entire facility. The hope that will be created must be authentic and not false hope, but true realistic hope.
If we would add to this and a few other modalities like specific sound and light elements in the form of subtle music and colour light therapy, this will also add to the healing effect in the facility.

 

So if a place could be created with a “healing atmosphere” or “healing environment”, it will not just be a pleasant experience to all visitors, but it will increase the healing probabilities of any patient/client and therefore will produce a extraordinary success rate for people been treated at the facility.
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Food is one of the most important elements, the fuel for the human body. Food can heal, and food is able to nourish and maintain optimal health- physically and mentally, it restores, prevents and reverses all dis-ease (imbalances in the body) caused by nutrient deficiency, toxicity and other elements.
 
When we think about “lifestyle”, we need to take in consideration the way of life, how we live, what does that include; the food we eat, the energy we consume/use, what we do in life and with the life we are living. It’s the way we live our life and how we sustain life in our bodies. In hopeless times with increasing crime levels, corruption, poor service delivery with an unstable economy, people are looking for HOPE, for truth, for life, this network can offer personal clarity and mental stability to receive inner strength to rise above the darkness and despair! A Hopeful sustainable lifestyle…
 
Can a nation be healed in a day? No, it takes time, healing takes time, time does not heal on itself.  Food takes time to rebuild and restore the cells in the human body; it’s the natural way of how nature/the body heals itself.
Core Values
Hope, Education and Healing
The Optimal Health Network Mission is also founded on a continued pursuit of our core values rooted in HOPE:
Holistic Focus
Our dedication to treating the mind, body, and spirit of each individual targets any imbalance at its core, addressing emotional, mental, and physical roots. We treat the person with ill health, not the symptom/disease in a person.
Optimal Methods
We strive to provide the latest and most innovative technology, avoiding toxic treatments and offering natural alternatives. Unlike conventional therapies, we work to build the body up, not tear cells down.
Positive Energy
We passionately and actively foster an environment of hope rather than despair. We encourage kindness over officiousness; empowerment over helplessness. We celebrate today, we do not fear tomorrow
Everlasting Impact
At the heart of The Optimal Health Network is our desire to create and cultivate a lifelong community – connecting patients, survivors, loved ones, and staff. Here, we are not defined by doctorates or diseases. We are family.
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Jacques Benveniste, Luc Montagnier, Prof Bernd Kroplin, Prof Konstantin Korotkov and others have been involved in various initiatives on the subject of the memory of water. Scientific researches has produced various other studies where they claim that they have proof that water has memory and about the structural memory of water. Given that the human body is made of 70% percent water, we can conclude that these emotional energies and vibrations also have an effect on the human being.

 

The “feel” or atmosphere in a place is determined by the people in that specific room or facility. Those people’s attitude is an expression of their inner emotional state and most people are not even aware of this “influence they have on others by their attitude. People do radiate/exhibit a certain energy or frequency, which influences other people and create a “presence” in a place. So we need to have workers/staff/therapists/doctors/management in the facilities with the right heart and mindset to be at peace in them and establish the desired/needed radiance of healing and warm hopeful atmosphere throughout the entire facility. The hope that will be created must be authentic and not false hope, but true realistic hope.
If we would add to this and a few other modalities like specific sound and light elements in the form of subtle music and colour light therapy, this will also add to the healing effect in the facility.

 

So if a place could be created with a “healing atmosphere” or “healing environment”, it will not just be a pleasant experience to all visitors, but it will increase the healing probabilities of any patient/client and therefore will produce a extraordinary success rate for people been treated at the facility.
Definition of Disease as supported by The Optimal Health Network:
Disease is a disposition of the body, or one of its organs or organ systems, following disruption of normal functioning of its biological systems and it typically manifest by distinguishing signs and symptoms. It can be the result of one or many causes.
The Causes of Disease/illness/ill health:
Nutrient deficiency, stress, lifestyle and environmental toxicity can be major contributors in creating the disease process. The body is complex and the interconnectedness, interdependency and interrelation of its different functional systems can be disrupted by many different antecedents, triggers and mediators that will result in and support ill health.
Chronic Disease:
The definition of the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics explains chronic disease as a disease process lasting 3 months or more, cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, nor does it just disappear. Research proofed that changes in nutrition, lifestyle and environment, together with removing the root cause of the disease process and supporting physiological function awakens the natural healing ability of the body. The outcome in such a case is resolution of the chronic disease process.
Primary Health Care (PHC)
Primary Health Care is therefore understood as an approach to health care that promotes the attainment by all people of a level of health that will permit them to live socially and economically productive lives.
Primary healthcare (PHC) refers to "essential health care" that is based on scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology, which make universal health care accessible to all individuals and families in a community.
Primary Health Care's main principles are equity, health promotion and disease prevention, community participation, appropriate health technology and multisectoral approach.

 

Primary Health Care which will be offered through this network will be based on scientifically sound, socially acceptable methods, conventional and natural therapies, and technology, which make universal health care accessible to all individuals. The focus is on health promotion, education, empowerment, research, prevention and lifestyle management from a functional and integrative medicine approach.

 

This network supports the following quote from the South African Department of Health- Primary Health Care:
"To strengthen the health system, the department needs to undertake a number of equally important initiatives. This includes the need to change health service delivery from a curative model to one that promotes cost-effective primary healthcare (PHC) as close to the community and households as possible. This must be supported by strong enhancements in management and supervision of facilities. The department, with the help of key partners, will develop and implement a model for delivering PHC services that gives incentives for health promotion and disease prevention at the household and community level."
Functional & Integrative Medicine
Functional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. It is dedicated to prevention, early assessment and improved management by intervening at multiple levels to correct core clinical imbalances and restoration of functionality and health to the greatest extent possible.

 

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has developed a model of comprehensive care and primary prevention for complex, chronic illness that is grounded in both the science and the art (the healing partnership in the therapeutic encounter) of clinical medicine.

 

It is not a separate discipline or specialty, it combines the best elements of conventional and alternative medicine to supports the management of chronic diseases.
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It supports the science of clinical medicine systems biology, patient-centred health care, the chronic-care model, nutrigenomics, pharmacogenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, evidence-based medicine (EBM), the healing partnership and a practice of creating patient insight as part of the therapeutic encounter.

 

Functional Medicine is a system orientated personalized medicine that recognizes common underlying mechanisms in complex and chronic diseases. It cuts across multiple organ systems to shape a patient’s trajectory toward health. It acknowledges and values the importance of the healing partnership, spiritual and psychological impacts on health. It takes a major focus on healthy nutrition, lifestyle, environment and genetic predisposition as instrumental in the clinical setting.
The Hallmarks of a Functional Medicine approach include:
  •  It involves understanding the causes/ origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease.
  • It provides Patient-centered care. The focus of functional medicine is on patient-centered care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease.
  • Designed to promote optimal function, prevent and reverse disease and improve quality of life, it treats the patient and not the disease.
    Treatments are highly individualized based on the patient needs. This leads to more profound and longer lasting results.
  • An integrative, science-based healthcare approach. Functional Medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.
  • Integrating best medical practices. Functional Medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what are sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.
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Integrative Medicine is a holistic healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind and spirit), including all aspects of function and lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, health care professionals and disciplines, in an evidence-based approach.
 
The National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) at the US National Institute of Health defines integrative medicine as a form of medicine which “combines mainstream medical therapies with CAM therapies that are based on scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness”.
Energy Medicine:
Energy medicine is one of five domains of “complementary and alternative medicine” identified by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in the United States. Conventional medicine, at its foundation, focuses on the biochemistry of cells, tissue, and organs. Energy Medicine, at its foundation, focuses on the energy fields of the body that organize and control the growth and repair of cells, tissue, and organs. Changing impaired energy patterns may be the most efficient, least invasive way to improve the vitality of organs, cells, and psyche. Energy Medicine is a generic term for a format of alternative medicine/methods that uses an energy field (i.e., electrical, magnetic, sonic, acoustic, microwave, infrared) to screen for, or treat, health conditions by detecting imbalances in the body’s energy fields/electrical communication network and then correcting them.
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Definition of Science:
The word "science" is derived from the Latin word scientia, which is knowledge based on demonstrable and reproducible data, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. True to this definition, science aims for measurable results through testing and analysis. Science is based on fact, not opinion or preferences.
Science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge. The term science also refers to the organized body of knowledge people have gained using that system. Knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation- : a particular area of scientific study (such as biology, physics, or chemistry) : a particular branch of science. The aim of science is to build true and accurate knowledge about how the world works. The word "truth" is sometimes used to refer to spiritual truths or other topics that science cannot investigate. To be interested in scientific truth, one doesn't have to reject other sources of meaning.
Definition of Evidence-based medicine (EBM):
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is an approach to medical practice intended to optimize decision-making by emphasizing the use of evidence from well-designed and well-conducted research. Although all medicine based on science has some degree of empirical support, EBM goes further, classifying evidence by its epistemologic strength and requiring that only the strongest types (coming from meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and randomized controlled trials) can yield strong recommendations; weaker types (such as from case-control studies) can yield only weak recommendations. The term was originally used to describe an approach to teaching the practice of medicine and improving decisions by individual physicians about individual patients. Use of the term rapidly expanded to include a previously described approach that emphasized the use of evidence in the design of guidelines and policies that apply to groups of patients and populations ("evidence-based practice policies"). It has subsequently spread to describe an approach to decision-making that is used at virtually every level of health care as well as other fields (evidence-based practice).
 
Whether applied to medical education, decisions about individuals, guidelines and policies applied to populations, or administration of health services in general, evidence-based medicine advocates that to the greatest extent possible, decisions and policies should be based on evidence, not just the beliefs of practitioners, experts, or administrators. It thus tries to assure that a clinician's opinion, which may be limited by knowledge gaps or biases, is supplemented with all available knowledge from the scientific literature so that best practice can be determined and applied. It promotes the use of formal, explicit methods to analyze evidence and makes it available to decision makers. It promotes programs to teach the methods to medical students, practitioners, and policy makers.
 
Definition of Evidence:
Evidence, broadly construed, is anything presented in support of an assertion. This support may be strong or weak. The strongest type of evidence is that which provides direct proof of the truth of an assertion. At the other extreme is evidence that is merely consistent with an assertion but does not rule out other, contradictory assertions, as in circumstantial evidence.
 
In law, rules of evidence govern the types of evidence that are admissible in a legal proceeding. Types of legal evidence include testimony, documentary evidence, and physical evidence. The parts of a legal case which are not in controversy are known, in general, as the "facts of the case." Beyond any facts that are undisputed, a judge or jury is usually tasked with being a trier of fact for the other issues of a case. Evidence and rules are used to decide questions of fact that are disputed, some of which may be determined by the legal burden of proof relevant to the case. Evidence in certain cases (e.g. capital crimes) must be more completing than in other situation quality and quantity of evidence necessary to decide a case.

 

Scientific evidence consists of observations and experimental results that serve to support, refute, or modify a scientific hypothesis or theory, when collected and interpreted in accordance with the scientific method. In philosophy, the study of evidence is closely tied to epistemology, which considers the nature of knowledge and how it can be acquired.

Nature of Product and Services
This network offers different facilities, and the different facilities offer a range of services / treatments as well as training. At these facilities and through online shops, there will be a range of healthy products and needed equipment be sold to clients. Keep in mind that this network offers Primary Health Care in all its elements, facets and practical applications thereof.

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NATURE’S ELEMENTS FOR OPTIMAL LIFE: Optimal Lifestyle Protocol (OLP)
There is a direct link between the soil health, plant health and human health. Soil, plant & human health is multifaceted and relational; therefore to support or promote health, a truly integrative approach is required. The Optimal Lifestyle Protocol (OLP) is therefore formulated, from numerous other studies and researchers globally to cover all facets of life providing a functional economic lifestyle which encourage health and vitality.
Soil Care Elements-

Oxygen                                                          
Water                                                                         
Light
Rest                                                                            
Circulation                                                                  
Nutrients                                                                     
Cleansing & Maintenance                                          
Purpose                                                                      
Supplements                                                              
Microbiome                                                                
Humus/fiber

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Plant Care Elements-

Oxygen
Water
Microbiome
Light
Rest
Seasons of year
Moon cycles
Nutrition
Healthy Soil
Humus/fiber
Relationships (e.g. companion planting)

Human Care Elements-
  1. Oxygen
  2. Water
  3. Light
  4. Rest
  5. Movement & Circulation
  6. Food & Fasting
  7. Communication, Relationships & Support
  8. Cleansing & Maintenance
  9. Microbiome
  10. Balance
  11. Supplementation where needed
  12. Mindset, Emotions, Purpose & Trust in God
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A special short curriculum is developed which contains these 12 principles for human care, and will have two formats, one which is presented in a 3 hour course and another which is a 10 hour course that is presented over a one week period when any client receives a program-package of 7 days or more of any of the programs offered. These principles form the basis of the entire network’s methodology and empowerment initiative. It’s affordable, simple, and truthful. If a person grasps the principles of each element and apply them it will enable their being (spirit, soul, body) to be in a much better state of health. These elements form the basis of the “lifestyle management” and prevention strategy throughout the network.
"A health revolution is taking place, a new healthcare system is forming and it will make sense"