Some Veterans “Kicking” the Drug Habit

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by Don Ingwerson

Patient participation in health care is on the rise, as seen in people looking for alternatives to allopathic medicine. And now a new NPR report has come out, titled, “Veterans Kick the Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors’ Orders.” It details how some veterans – initially prescribed with many pills for pain and PTSD – are now personally deciding to stop taking these medications. And those included in the NPR Program report they are feeling significantly better without the drugs.Continue Reading

Patients Require Compassion, Not Just Competence, From Doctors

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My colleague Eric Nelson is the media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Northern California and has had articles published and featured in numerous newspapers. I thought my Southern California readers would appreciate reading his column that originally appeared on Communities Digital.Continue Reading

Why Should You Expect Anything but Good Health?

Why Should You Expect Anything but Good Health?

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A guest post written by Pamela Scott from Poway Rancho Bernardo, California.

When my daughter was younger, she wanted to join Brownies. Because the local troop had just lost its leader I decided to volunteer. I was really happy to have those eight girls – and six years later I had sixteen girls!Continue Reading

Prayer and the Placebo

Prayer and the Placebo

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by Don Ingwerson

When the subject of placebos enters into the conversation, what’s the perception? That the brain can fool the body? That doctors sometimes use it to convince the patient that a substance or pill will change the existing conditions of the body? Are there ethics guiding the use of placebos?Continue Reading

Ingrid Peschke Interview Discusses Christian Science

by Don Ingwerson

I wanted to share with you a great interview on Christian Science. Ingrid Peschke is the Massachusetts Committee on Publication and answers questions about Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy in a TV interview on “Virginia’s Views and Vibes.” It’s really wonderful to be able to clear up misconceptions about Christian Science and Ingrid does a fantastic job!

Do Vitamins Really Make Us Healthy?

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Valerie Minard is a health and spirituality blogger whose article “Do vitamins really make us healthy?” was recently published in mycentaljersey.com. I thought my Southern California readers would appreciate reading about the connection Valerie makes between health, spirituality, and consciousness.Continue Reading

Turning to God for Health Care

120-RV634L6A guest post written by Blake Windal from Rancho Santa Margarita, California

We hear a lot these days about alternative forms of health care including placebo, hypnotic, herbal, aromatic and musical therapies, mind-body connection cures, and many others. Like their primary medical health care counterparts, these therapeutics lack a spiritual component for their results.Continue Reading

Where Do We Go From Here When More Care is Not Better Care?

Where Do We Go From Here When More Care is Not Better Care?

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Health care seems to be getting more complicated, expensive, and unnecessary over time. In my youth it seemed that overdiagnosis and overtreatment weren’t much of a part of growing up for many people. Sounds like the “good old days” in some ways, I know. I think that sports, daily chores, school work, and many other activities all added up to a healthy lifestyle.Continue Reading