by Don Ingwerson
I’ve found that one of the most enjoyable topics to write about is gratitude. No matter where you find yourself, there is always a ray of hope cast by the expression of gratitude.Continue Reading
Do our beliefs control our health? Is our body thought driven? My colleague Keith Wommack of Texas shares insights in his recent post on health.
Apparently, our beliefs can help us. It’s been proven. If we believe we will be healthier, we can be.
Patients in a Baylor School of Medicine study were divided into three groups. Dr. Bruce Moseley performed surgery on the first group. With another group, he utilized a different surgical technique. Both were standard treatments for arthritic knees.
The third group, however, received a fake surgery. They were sedated, and the doctor talked and acted as if there was a real surgical operation taking place. He even splashed salt water, simulating the sound of a knee-washing procedure. Each of the groups was prescribed the same postoperative care, including an exercise program.
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Does spirituality and a connection with God have health benefits? My colleague Steven Salt is a writer and blogger about health, spirituality and thought, and shares some interesting points on this subject in an article posted on Cleveland.com.
“A healthy outside starts from the inside,” actor Robert Urich once said. That makes sense.Continue Reading
Is medical intervention the only answer? Can good be achieved with a prayer based approach to health? My colleague Eric Nelson, Committee on Publication for Northern California, shares a remarkable recovery from multiple injuries.Continue Reading
A guest post written by Kathie Kilgore Paine from Long Beach, California
I recently saw an online ad for DNA testing that claimed to “show a quick look at what makes YOU.” While this kind of testing has certainly helped to resolve some of today’s problems, I’ve found that I don’t need to accept the evidence of DNA as a blueprint for my life.Continue Reading
by Don Ingwerson
Meditation, with its benefits and its shortcomings, has really been in the news in recent years. I’ve even written a number of blog posts on meditation as it relates to prayer. But now there is a different focus on meditation: combining meditation with the marketplace.Continue Reading
Is there a connection between silence and health? The pursuit of health continues to be an important topic here in Southern California, and my colleague Wendy Margolese shares a spiritual perspective.
“Silence is golden” – a phrase coined in the 19th century – may have a deeper meaning today given that “noise pollution” – a more recently coined phrase – is now deemed detrimental to our health.Continue Reading
Anna Bowness-Park of Vancouver, Canada writes “The growing awareness of the connection between spirituality and our health is a fascinating subject now being explored by researchers and health providers.” Here are Anna’s thoughts on health and happiness that she shared in a recent blog.
Some years ago, The Beatles had a popular song – Can’t Buy Me Love. It told us what most of us learn over a lifetime – that happiness and health don’t come from money or things. Healthy relationships and love are the most important things, and they can’t be bought or sold.Continue Reading
Shopping for effective health care? Eric Nelson, my colleague for Northern California, is a regular writer for the Communities Digital News and in his February 16, 2016, post shares his thoughts on making health care choices.
According to historian Nancy Tomes, author of “Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients Into Consumers,” the onslaught of pharmaceutical ads we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing and hearing has been going on a lot longer than one might think.Continue Reading
by Don Ingwerson
Have you heard of deprescribing? It means re-evaluating the medications you are taking and discontinuing those that are inappropriate or ineffective.
Health professionals have become increasingly aware of the over-reliance on drugs for health improvements, and deprescribing is a step in reducing this over-reliance.Continue Reading