3 Modern Holistic Health Organizations for Christian Women
These groups work to help women find healing in body, mind and spirit.
There is increasing emphasis today on holistic health care, that is, healing that considers the whole person – body, mind and spirit – in the quest for optimal well-being. This makes a lot of sense: many people would rather receive advice on how to make lifestyle changes to improve their health than immediately opt for medication or surgery.
If you stop to think about it, a holistic approach to health is a natural fit for many Christians, who are already mindful of taking care of the soul as well as the body. It’s no wonder, then, that holistic health organizations are becoming popular among this demographic.
Curious to know what’s out there? Check out these 3 health organizations designed to serve the modern woman. Each has a different purpose, but all focus on supporting women (and one serves men and children too!) holistically.
Feminae Vero is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating about fertility awareness and other ways to support holistic women’s health, with a particular focus on the connection between faith and health. It was launched in January 2021.
Mary Kate Knorr, Founder of Feminae Vero, said, “Feminae Vero exists to serve, educate and evangelize girls and women about the truths of their reproductive health and how it connects to our Catholic faith.
Women can find a variety of services at Feminae Vero, including:
- Fertility Awareness
- Doula Services
- Healing Retreats
- Advocacy with elected officials and health professionals
2The guiding star project
The Guiding Star Project is a national family of healing centers that empower women to understand, embrace and love their natural bodies. The project’s ‘whole life approach’ aims to honor women’s bodies and spirits. It was founded in 2011.
Guiding Star centers offer pregnancy support, breastfeeding assistance, fertility education, walk-in childcare and more, creating safe havens that respect human dignity at all stages of life. life. On its six sites (and counting!), the Guiding Star project offers services in the following key areas:
- Natural fertility and family planning
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Breastfeeding and postpartum care
- Family life
Founder Leah Jacobson recently released her new book, Holistic Feminism: Healing the Identity Crisis Caused by the Women’s Movement. In it, she seeks to restore hope by offering insight into the true definition and value of female identity both physically and beyond. Jacobson writes in the prologue,
“Our physical body can teach us profound spiritual truths. The meaning of life, our purpose, what will bring us joy; everything can be found by carefully observing and taking care of our body.
Reform Wellness is Christ-grounded functional medicine and holistic wellness practice. “We redefine health as the state of body and soul, together,” their site explains.
Unlike the other two organizations, Reform Wellness serves both women and men. It also offers consultations for children, so that the whole family can benefit from it. Their services include the following:
- Online course
- Personal and group consultation
- Laboratory tests
These organizations can help the modern Christian become healthier in soul and body, which will hopefully enable us to more fully live the life God has intended for each of us.