Dr. Giulia Leoni
Food represents our primordial and unconscious cultural code which make feeding something that links us to the environment we live in, besides the way we satisfy a physiological need, and reflects our cultural identity, customs and tradition. Is it possible for us to take control over this primitive impulse, so to avoid becoming slave to it? Food is medicine, as already knew by Hippocrates, Galen and Paracelsus, why can’t we look at what we eat as a short- or long-term wellness generator, beside being a means to satisfy our taste?
How much does the psychic dimension affect nutrition?
Food modulates our infinite mental indices that are involved also in dietary disorders such as obesity, that affecting modern Western world, for effect both the excessive food consumption
(is caused by the overwhelming and attracting food offer – that could mislead “hunger and satiety” mechanisms) and the lack of a “culture of wellness” which would include the culture of fitness, and therefore of the health of the body.
The deepest soul issues fidget in the inner of our body. Suffering from obesity in a society that privileges slim people represents a not too concealed social exclusion.
For this reason, all the disciplines aimed at “saving our souls”, like chagrin or fasting, have been reintroduced in eating plans based on food moderation, which seem like ways to save our identity and help our chances to be accepted, rather than a regime to guarantee our body wellness.
The stakes aren’t so much a food reconciliation rather the real act of existing: a person who eats to exist and wants to get slimmer for the same reason is walking on the razor’s edge.
Most slimming diets fail for the lack of self-confidence rather than a weak resistance to the temptation of gluttony. When food becomes a matter of existence, it is charged with speech that does not belong to it and for which it has no words.
“Mens sana in corpore sano”: what does it mean?
The motto “mens sana in corpore sano” (a sound mind in a sound body) should not only be intended literally: Juvenal did not state that in a healthy body lies a sound mind but that both body and mind need to be exercised in the same way. The idea that both body and mind could grow up and develop only together is also the basis of the pedagogic school model proposed by Aristotle.
Nowadays such a precept broadens its meaning in a more complex way: in order to have good soul authority we need a healthy body power (and vice versa) by virtue of the psychophysical unit. Such a psychophysical unit is indeed the subject of the holistic sciences: every medicine, science and art that considers the human being in his entirety of body, mind and soul could be regarded as holistic. Like ecology – which deals with the global Earth and environment protection – holistic medicine focuses on the global health of the human being.
Taking care of ourselves becomes a sum of multiple actions: feeding ourselves in more natural and unpolluted ways, purifying our own feelings and negative thoughts, understanding the deep reasons of our actions, and eventually progressing both humanely and spiritually.
Ancient herbal traditions and modern scientific research in BeC
Stepping from a model of Nature that can provide remedies to every medical need, at BeC, we’ve been inspired by traditional oriental medicine, and we’ve been trying to conjugate the ancient phytotherapeutic traditions with modern scientific research, in the constant effort to gain better and synergic results.
In line with the holistic view, every dietary supplements by BeC is designed for the global wellness of the human being, hence they are not merely directed toward one single need. If we consider that body organs are correlated one the other, then a specific focus on a single issue – ignoring the surrounding condition – would be too superficial. For these reasons all dietary supplements by BeC are composed by complex and equilibrated mixtures providing with optimal bioavailability of nutrients, efficacy and nutritional value.
Thanks to their particular composition, they could be chosen by people on different eating plans: vegetarian, vegan, low fat, low salt, low sugar diet. In order to maintain good health conditions it is necessary to take care of ourselves in whole, not only by regular fitness, equilibrated and well-balanced diet, in terms of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, but also by supplementing our diet with micronutrients of those vitamins and minerals, that are essential for our wellbeing and unfortunately, more and more often such micronutrients are lacking in common diets for the pollution, due to wrong storing condition of foodstuffs and prolonged cooking time.