A Spiritual Discovery While Searching for Health

A Spiritual Discovery While Searching for Health

A guest post written by Anne Stearns Condon from Thousand Oaks, California The search to obtain and maintain good mental and physical health appears to be at an all-time high. Media in all its forms offers frequent reports on the pursuit of a solid health plan, although western medicine has held sway over non-traditional methods for decades. Continue Reading

Defeat Stress Through Healthy Thoughts

Defeat Stress Through Healthy Thoughts

by Don Ingwerson Stress. We would all be hard pressed (pun intended) to find someone who hasn’t had to deal with a stressful situation. And we’ve all heard from researchers and clinicians that the fight-or-flight response commonly attributed to stress affects health. How? It turns off the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms, which help maintain heart health, fight cancer and infection, and hold off symptoms of aging. Continue Reading

Do We Have a Choice When Seeing Positively or Negatively?

Do We Have a Choice When Seeing Positively or Negatively?

A guest post written by MaryLou MacKenzie from Lancaster, California Have you ever wondered why some people look at life more darkly than others? Researchers have pondered this question and have recently come to the conclusion that there is a biological reason for this difference. “Subjects who had a specific form of a gene in which certain amino acids are missing…had a heightened awareness of negative stimuli.” Continue Reading

Do You Find it Hard to Discuss Spirituality?

Do You Find it Hard to Discuss Spirituality?

by Don Ingwerson Have you ever thought about sharing your views about spirituality with someone for the first time? When I think about it, there are actually many opportunities to discuss God and prayer in day-to-day encounters, but many times these opportunities are passed by. According to articles written by physicians, it seems they too have difficulty discussing spiritual beliefs, even though about three-fourths of all patients think Continue Reading

Are You Prepared to Not Be Fooled?

Are You Prepared to Not Be Fooled?

A guest post written by Susan Berry from Cambria, California Can we be fooled on April 1st? Probably not, because we know it’s coming and we’re prepared. But what about on other days of the year? With the bombardment of information coming at us every day, how do we handle the constant stream of news, opinions, and warnings? It can feel like we’re standing in a rainstorm, a downpour. Don’t we at least need a good strong umbrella to open Continue Reading

Noah’s Tale Presents New Ideas on Health

Noah’s Tale Presents New Ideas on Health

A guest post written by Bill Downs from Los Angeles, California Noah, coming out this month and starring Russell Crowe, portrays the well-known Biblical story of Noah, the deluge, and the flood. While the movie is based on the story in Genesis 6 and 7, media reports reveal there will be some departures from the Biblical version, departures that are inspiring lively discussions even before the movie comes out. It may surprise some, but these Continue Reading

Patient Control of Health Reduces Fear, Overtreatment

Patient Control of Health Reduces Fear, Overtreatment

by Don Ingwerson Medical overtreatment is leading us to “be sicker and poorer” according to Shannon Brownlee, acting director of the health policy program at the New America Foundation. Brownlee describes the medical scenario that leads her to this conclusion as: “Sometimes the test leads you down a path, a therapeutic cascade, where you start to tumble downstream to more and more testing, and more and more invasive testing, and possibly even Continue Reading

A Universal Health Care System

A Universal Health Care System

A guest post written by Marc Thompson from Laguna Beach, California I had a very normal childhood spending most of my time outside with friends after school and on weekends – riding bikes, hiking, swimming, running, climbing trees, etc. On Sundays my family attended the local Christian Science Church, where my sister and I went to the Sunday School. Whenever I would get hurt it was my mother who would lovingly clean me up with soap and Continue Reading

Helping Others Boosts Health

Helping Others Boosts Health

by Don Ingwerson Life coach Cheryl Hunter challenges her listeners to help others in order to help themselves. Her counsel suggests that by helping others you get rid of those purposeless, empty, and unfulfilling feelings that can affect health. She is not alone in that counsel; helping others can take countless forms and come from many motivations. This is not new counsel. In the Bible we read similar statements: “Freely you have received, Continue Reading