Focusing on Each Moment for a Healthy Life

Focusing on Each Moment for a Healthy Life

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by Don Ingwerson

Pay attention or listen up! We all know the meaning: focus on the present. Parents will get down to a child’s eye level and say, “Now focus on what I’m telling you.” The musician’s full attention is on the notes he’s playing, and the basketball coach is instantly aware of all player positions for maximum offense and defense.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Really Links to Living Long and Healthy?

What Really Links to Living Long and Healthy?

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by Don Ingwerson

The pursuit of health and longevity is ongoing, with many searching for links between health and elements of lifestyle including greater income, higher education, and better health care access. But is there a direct link between these aspects of lifestyle and health? Continue Reading