What Heals a Broken Heart?

What Heals a Broken Heart?

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by Don Ingwerson

“Me heart broken,” my 3-year-old grandson said with tears in his eyes as he hugged his mother. This after he had gotten a little too rough in playing and had accidentally hurt her. Her physical hurt immediately drew a reaction from him – a reaction of sympathy, sorrow, and seeking forgiveness.Continue Reading

You Yearn For Progress In Your Life. Now What?

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Russ Gerber works in media relations. He spent many years in news programming, most notably with The Christian Science Monitor. He is passionate about the subject of health care and Psychology Today published an article on July 7, 2014 by Russ that I want to share with my Southern California readers.Continue Reading

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

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

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

Is Prayer No More Than A Placebo?

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Healthy thinking has an impact on our lives wherever we live, even here in Southern California. My colleague from Massachusetts, Ingrid Peschke, writes regularly on issues and trends in health care, and here is her recently syndicated blog, posted on Metrowest Daily News.
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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