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

How Can I Be Healthy?

How Can I Be Healthy?

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A guest post written by Elizabeth Nelson from San Diego, California

I have often pondered the importance of understanding health and how it is best achieved. Most health-conscious adults approach health by focusing on diet, physical exercise, sleep, medicine, and emotional well-being. All these factors are significant, but so far they have not solved the problem of healing disease.Continue Reading

Original Metaphysics Integral to Current Mind-Body Work

Original Metaphysics Integral to Current Mind-Body Work

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by Don Ingwerson

Spirituality and a connection to the Divine are being explored by more and more of the public in the pursuit of health. What I find interesting is that Mary Baker Eddy’s work that shares these healing ideas with the public is being recognized as one of the most important components of current findings in mind-body-spirit work.Continue Reading

Keep on Course Through Winds of Change

Keep on Course Through Winds of Change

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By Susan Spears from Costa Mesa, California

I found myself looking out the window yesterday and there is a tree at the level of our third floor window that was vigorously dancing in the wind – an unusual occurrence here in Southern California. It was beautiful to watch – with flashes of silver from the undersides of the leaves and hints of red from the new growth.Continue Reading