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Connecting Wellness

Salutogenesis

What would a health system look like in which health was its primary goal?  The prime focus would be to activate self-healing mechanisms of the body, and not just suppress symptoms with prescription medication. The word that best describes this novel way of looking…

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Wellness

Placebo

In cultivating health, I focus on the self-healing mechanisms of my patient’s bodies. What does this mean? One of the best examples of activating the body’s own healing system is found in the placebo effect. A placebo is a pill or treatment with no…

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Connecting Wellness

Physician – Doctor – Teacher

What would you consider an ideal doctor visit? We are accustomed to receiving a prescription for medicine at each physician visit, but is that really going to produce the best outcome for our health? Why have a doctor’s skills become limited to diagnosing and…

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Mood Wellness

Posture Perfect!

This New York Times Well-Blog highlights the importance of posture from many dimensions. Research in embodied cognition shows the mind body connection goes both ways; that our posture can validate negative thoughts or emotions or remedy them. Postures that make our bodies feel smaller…

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Mood Wellness

FaceTime In-Person For Your Health

What creates and maintains health and well-being? Well, one hint is the old adage that money and fame don’t buy happiness. Research now shows that robust secure relationships with family, friends and community keeps us healthier. Loneliness is toxic. It contributes to declining health,…

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