Staying Healthy


You have probably chosen this Staying Healthy section because you are fortunate enough to not have any symptoms of illness and you are wise enough to realize that there’s room for improvement in your life. AHHA has extensive resources to help you attain a higher level of wellness and improve your quality of life. In this section we will concentrate on those segments of our site that can support your immediate needs.



Travis Illness-Wellness Continuum is reprinted with permission, from Wellness Workbook, 3rd edition, by John W. Travis, M.D., and Regina Sara Ryan, Celestial Arts, Berkeley, CA. ©1981, 1988, 2004

Everyone is somewhere on the Travis Illness-Wellness Continuum. Right now, you are somewhere on the right half. The goal is to move you further toward the right.

The Power of Your Everyday Choices

Achieving optimal health is an ongoing process that is taken one step at a time.

Do you know what impacts the quality of your health?

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While you don’t have a lot of control over your heredity and surrounding environment, you do have power over your everyday lifestyle. Understanding that at least half of the quality of your health depends on your choices can be an empowering “ah ha” about what you can do to attain a high degree of wellness.


It’s important to become an active participant in maintaining your health. To help you incorporate this concept into your personal holistic approach we offer you our booklet, Wellness From Within: The First Step. This booklet reminds you that you are in charge, that your daily decisions have major impact, and the importance of setting goals.

Self-Help Tools


The old adage, “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure,” has never been more true. This site offers you a broad range of self-help tools you can use to prevent illness and enhance your wellness.

    • The Enhancing Your Level of Wellness category in our Self-Help Articles archives contains information that will help you with your immediate needs. These articles are arranged under a variety of sub-categories. For example, if you need support in making changes, try Dealing With Change. If there is a high level of stress in your life, try Stress Management.


  • The AHHA Organizational Members list is a searchable database that allows you to search by category, company name, or key word. These organizations offer a wide variety of health-related products, services, and educational opportunities.
  • The Heath-Related Books, CDs, DVDs & Videos… list is a searchable database that allows you to search by author, title, category, and keyword. It includes a unique assortment of works written and/or produced by AHHA members.

A Holistic Approach

To enhance your level of wellness it is important to address all aspects of who you are and everything that is happening around you. Everything about you and your life is important and deserves to be taken care of. Remember that you are a whole, made up of interrelated parts. Your Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual aspects depend on one another for well-being. When one is disrupted, the others suffer as well. This concept is referred to as a whole person or holistic approach.
To learn more about this concept and to understand how it can enhance your wellness, you may wish to read one or more of the articles at What is Holistic?

Your Professional Support Team


You may feel that you want to be supported by a healthcare professional who can recommend and evaluate various lifestyle changes and/or preventive programs you may be considering. To help you locate new healthcare professionals to add to your healthcare team, we have compiled three different lists that offer referral sources. Take advantage of these resources to make your search easier.

  • The AHHA Practitioner Members list is a searchable database that includes a wide variety of healthcare professionals who all work in partnership with their patients/clients and who encourage a holistic approach to wellness. Each listing includes the type of healthcare professional, what he/she offers, and pertinent training information.
  • The Practitioner Referral Sources list is a searchable database of almost 100 healthcare professional organizations, educational institutions, or marketing services for practitioners. You may wish to start by doing a search for the healing tradition you seek — such as Medical, Homeopathy, or Chiropractic. If you need a medical doctor, you can separate out those referral programs that have at least some MDs by typing “md” in the Keyword search box before hitting the Keyword Search button.

Choosing a new doctor can be daunting. As you begin your search, write down what is most important to you. Is it someone who will listen? Someone with the specific training you need? Someone who will work with you without the use of drugs? Whatever it is you are looking for, writing your needs down, in priority order, will prevent you from getting sidetracked and will help you to be certain the healthcare professional you find can give you what you need. No matter who you have on your team, it is wise to have at least one professional who is trained at the physician level.

For more specific guidelines for selecting a new healthcare professional we offer several articles on How To Find The Right Healthcare Professional For You.


As you progress along your healing journey, there are many ways we can continue to be a resource for you. Monthly and weekly we email out materials you may find interesting. Why not sign up for our Free eReports, so we can stay in touch?

  • MONTHLY – Each month we distribute our AHHA Special Updates eReports, which include:
    • Featured Research Item — Credible science-based research results that you might not otherwise hear about.
    • Featured Issue Item – Opinions from both pro and con sources about a health or health-freedom issue, so that you can make well-informed decisions.
    • Featured AHHA Resource Item — By featuring one of many resources in the AHHA website each month, you eventually learn about everything.
  • WEEKLY – Each week we select one of our self-help videos and one of our self-help articles and feature them on AHHA’s home page. You can check into our home page weekly OR have the convenience of an eAlert about the Featured Article of the Week delivered to you personally.

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We hope that this section of our website has given you the information you need at this critical time in your life and look forward to the day that we add your successful healing story to the Journey To Wholeness – True Stories section of our Self-Help Articles.

Please let us know if our materials helped you find what you needed, or if there are other ways we might be of help. You may contact us by email at or by phone at (714) 779-6152.


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