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

How Do You Define Health?

How Do You Define Health?

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by Don Ingwerson

For the past couple of years the focus of this blog has been on health. For me health is the domain of spirit. Nineteenth-century health researcher Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “…being is sustained by Spirit, not by matter, and… [you] find health, peace, and harmony in God, divine Love.” But I found this blog, “A Critical Question for Doctors: What is Health?” interesting because the author really delves deeply into the different definitions of health.Continue Reading

The Spiritual Option to Defeat Obesity

The Spiritual Option to Defeat Obesity

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by Don Ingwerson

A life that expresses mind-body-spirit balance is so important because this balance allows people to find health and happiness. While many focus on the climbing rates of disease and other health problems, the key to finding a solution to these problems may lie in examining how this spiritual balance can be obtained.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

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

How Do We Find The Right Tool for the Right Job?

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A guest post written by Robert Schult from Monrovia, California

I still laugh when I think about the time I offered to help my son solder an electrical connection. I grabbed my solder pencil and solder and went to work. After trying for some time, I just couldn’t get the connection made. So I grabbed my bigger solder gun – figuring bigger was better – and gave it another go.Continue Reading

Taking Out the Mental Rubbish is not Poppycock!

Taking Out the Mental Rubbish is not Poppycock!

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A guest post written by Cricket Twichell from Ojai, California

A recent crossword puzzle in the Los Angeles Times featured several words for “rubbish” such as horsefeathers, poppycock, hogwash, twaddle, and balderdash. As I chewed on the eraser while figuring out the answers, I thought about these somewhat old-fashioned words – colorfully denoting ideas or concepts that have no validity and deserve to be trashed.Continue Reading

Health Is Living Beyond Fear

Health is Living Beyond Fear

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by Don Ingwerson

Everyone seems to be affected by fear in some way or another, but looking at fear and its causes isn’t intended to create more fear, but to show that it need not be harmful. Fear is self imposed but so intimately entwined in the individual that it seems as if it were as much a part of the individual as a body part. But let me assure you that you do have a choice with respect to fear.Continue Reading