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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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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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Connecting Mood Wellness

Walking and Rumination

Feeling in an emotional rut or want to get the creative juices flowing? The solution can be as easy as walking in the park. Nature nourishes! Research shows a simple walk in a natural environment reduces rumination. Rumination is repetitive thoughts focused on negative…

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Connecting Wellness

The Shifting Landscape of Pain Treatment

September is Pain Awareness Month.  As you probably know from reading my blog, integrative pain management is my specialty and my passion.  The current protocol of managing pain with prescription narcotics is unsustainable, and has recently be proven ineffective. In 2015, a systematic review…

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Connecting Movement Wellness

You Only Live Once

Knowledge can act as a healing force. Often when someone has a serious injury they feel vulnerable to future injury and they feel they cannot depend on their body to function. Out of fear of re-injury, they may avoid activities that bring joy and…

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