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Western Medicine a term used by holistic health care practitioners to describe allopathic medicine, orthodox medicine, or the way medicine has traditionally been practiced in the United States and Europe. The basis for the separation and division of the mind and the body along with the diseased part from the whole is the Descartian system of analytic, reductive reasoning with human beings divorced from nature. Pharmaceutical products and surgery are the major modalities used to combat disease.
Whey Protein Concentrate is a concentrated form of whey protein with anywhere between 29% and 89% protein depending upon the product. As the protein level in whey protein concentrate decreases the amounts of fat and/or lactose usually increase.
Whey Protein Isolate is the most pure and concentrated form of whey protein available. It contains 90% or more protein and very little (if any) fat and lactose. As the protein level in whey protein concentrate decreases the amounts of fat and/or lactose usually increase.
Wholistic medicine see Holistic medicine
Wildcrafting the gathering of plants or plant parts from their native or "wild" environment.
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