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

Time to Rethink Health Care?

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by Don Ingwerson

Where to start when thinking about health? Everyday there seems to be a new twist on ways to gain the promise of better health or ways to overcome health problems – and many of these ideas seem logical, requiring only modest changes in lifestyle. But it’s easy to get hooked on a new fad, which is soon forgotten when a new idea comes knocking.Continue Reading

To Present a Clear View of Health Care Treatments, Prayer Should Be Included

To Present a Clear View of Health Care Treatments, Prayer Should be Included

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by Don Ingwerson

I’ve found that prayer is crucial to everything I do and believe. So you can imagine how interested I’ve been to find prayer surveyed and reported as part of national studies on alternative and complementary therapies. A 2007 report indicated that 77% of the public used prayer in connection with their health and that prayer was among the 10 most common complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies.Continue Reading

Can Spirituality Help Create a Better Body?

Can Spirituality Help Create a Better Body?

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by Don Ingwerson

I came to the Southern California area in the late 50’s from the Midwest to begin a teaching career. I loved the youthful spirit I found and the encouragement of that “can do” mentality. Today I still feel the winds of that freshness, where people tend to support what they created and they understand that many times progress calls for an innovative approach.Continue Reading

Revisiting the EACH Act with a Federal Office Update

Revisiting the EACH Act with a Federal Office Update

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by Don Ingwerson

Here it is almost June, and the EACH Act is still on people’s minds as to whether it will continue to move through the legislative process and become law. If you haven’t already done so, it’s still a good time to thank your Representatives for their support of this bill.Continue Reading

Reviewing the Spiritual Qualities of Health Care

Reviewing the Spiritual Qualities of Health Care

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by Don Ingwerson

The pursuit of health through various health care options continues to be a focus for the public. I thought this Christian Science Journal article by Lyle Young was especially helpful when thinking about how to pray for health care. Lyle is from Canada, with a different health-care system than the United States, but the spiritual qualities that are found within this health-care system are universal. Continue Reading

Chairman Gives Update on Chaplaincy Conference

Chairman Gives Update on Chaplaincy Conference

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by Don Ingwerson

Two weeks ago I shared with you tweets that were being sent during a week-long conference in New York City on chaplaincy and spiritual care research. These tweets showed in real time the excitement and commitment attendees had to the idea of bringing spirituality into health care. I want to share with you the thoughts that George Hanzo, conference chairman, gave about this important conference:Continue Reading

Are You Interested in Answers About the March 31st Deadline?

Are You Interested in Answers About the March 31st Deadline?

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by Don Ingwerson

The March 31st deadline is fast approaching and I wanted to share with you an article from the Los Angeles Times that you may find helpful. Keep in mind that every day new information is coming out about this health care issue, so I will continue to update you as often as possible!Continue Reading