Use the Magic of Why to Get at the Root of your Health Issues

To many adults, that fact that young children insatiably ask, “Why?” over and over again can be maddening. But if you try that open-ended questioning technique on yourself to discover the roots of your health problems, you might be shocked at what you find. And a path to better health may open up before you.

Many children ask, “why?” again and again and again until the routine grows annoying. But children are still in their inherent genius stage and have not yet learned to inhibit their curiosity. So when a child incessantly asks, “Why?” he is authentically seeking to understand the deep root reason for things and the relationships that exist between the various causes and effects in a chain of circumstances.

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Remaining Healthy in a Toxic World

Life in a toxic world has grown complex: Our cosmetics, food, water and air are all filled with contaminants that inflame our immune systems and cause serious health issues. Limiting your exposure to these chemicals and cleansing them from your body is essential for better health.

Scientists have come up with various, complicated names for the distasteful pollutants that threaten our health. Xenobiotics are what they call one class of unnatural chemicals that enter the body through the skin, lungs and digestion and set off troublesome immune reactions. These substances include prescription medications, dioxins, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and many other synthetic molecules Continue reading

More People are Turning to Prayers to Help with Health Issues

When it comes to their health, more Americans are turning to a higher power.

A paper published in the May issue of the journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality found that an increasing number of people are praying about their health.

In 2007, 49 percent of adults said they prayed about their health during the previous year. That number rose from 43 percent in 2002. The increase is part of a larger trend, researchers say, as only 14 percent of people said they had prayed about their health in 1999.

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Healthcare’s Biggest Issues to Be Tackled at ATA Conference

TAMPA, FL — Get ready to sample the future of healthcare.

That’s the message being delivered to an anticipated 4,000 attendees of the American Telemedicine Association’s 16th Annual International Meeting and Exposition, being held May 1-3 in Tampa.

ATA 2011 kicks off with a number of pre-conference meetings and workshops on Saturday and early Sunday, then officially opens at 3 p.m. Sunday with the welcome reception, opening plenary and opening reception in the Exhibit Hall.

Dale Alverson, MD, the ATA’s president, says telemedicine will play a prominent role in the nation’s healthcare debate, through the development of accountable care organizations and the patient-centered medical home. He expects the conference to tackle a number of issues affecting this fast-growing segment  Continue reading