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Integrative Health

The Transformation of Health Care Is Well Underway

Christy Mack | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Christy Mack

Change is always what motivates philanthropy, and Bravewell is no exception. We have been united from the start around a single goal: to bring about optimal health and healing for individuals and society.

True Health Care Reform

Christine Page, MD | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Page, MD

True health reform is not about spending more money, taking more drugs or having more tests. It's about a collaborative relationship between the patient, their body and health care professionals, all of whom are focused on what is best for the patient and not only on financial advantages.

Natural Path to Healthier Bones

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

If you can make healthy anti-inflammatory lifestyle changes along with having an astute integrative practitioner guiding you while you are being safely monitored by your regular doctor, you'll probably be happy with your bone health results in the next few years.

The World You Are Entering: My 2013 NYCC Commencement Address to Integrative Health and Medicine Graduates

John Weeks | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

We need engaged people. Health care needs engaged doctors of chiropractic, clinical nutritionists, quality educators, engaged practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

Beltway Battle Over Patients' Rights to Integrative Medicine and Health

John Weeks | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

At stake is the meaning and potential revocation of "non-discrimination in health care," Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act. The requirement is due to become law in January 2014.

Non-Discrimination: A 'Big Honking Lawsuit' to Advance Integrative Medicine and Health?

John Weeks | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The avenue merits vigilance and serious exploration as we roll toward January 1, 2014, when the era of nondiscrimination in health care officially begins.

Positive Naturopathic Integrative Medicine Cardiovascular Risk Study Provokes Editorial in Top Medical Journal

John Weeks | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

"Can naturopaths deliver complementary preventive medicine?" Thus ran the headline in a recent editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Tips for Healthy Living I Give to My Patients

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

There are a few fundamental principles I impart regularly to my patients, and so since I have come to see all of my readers as a regular part of my clinic family, I would like to similarly impart these principles to you.

Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL): Gut Benefits and Beyond

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

In my clinic, I teach my patients to use common sense with their health more so than anything else. In the end, being overly cautious is always better than not being cautious enough.

Maitake: The Magnificent 'Dancing' Mushroom

Paul Stamets | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

Feeding upon the dead roots of aging trees, maitake mushrooms emerge from dark grey mounds that form a few inches under the soil at that base of the tree. From the underside of their flaring leaf-like protrusions, white spores dust the ground below or are sent adrift into the wind.

The Mighty Oyster Mushroom: The Workhorse Of Gourmet Fungi

Paul Stamets | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

Of all mushrooms commonly consumed, oyster mushrooms in the genus Pleurotus stand out as exceptional allies for improving human and environmental health.

Ayurveda for Detox With Dr. John Douillard

Gaia | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Gaia

In his video, Douillard focuses on using ayurvedic traditions to remove toxins from the body in order to feel healthier, happier and lighter. Feeling good allows us to show up for our lives with energy and strength.

Think Outside the Box

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

The beauty of integrative medicine is it is a paradigm of health optimization. It is a paradigm that can ultimately improve the quality of the life experience. If there are people out there who object to this, then I must ask what they have to lose by embracing change.

The Benefits of Probiotics

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Many patients think that probiotics are only good for gastrointestinal issues, but they have other benefits as well. Sure, it can be a great friend to our gut function, but it also can help those with frequent infection issues.

A Healing Balance

Carre Otis | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Carre Otis

My own path towards wellness has been a long and dynamic one. It's taught me that healing from the inside out takes time and there can be great value in various sources of guidance.

U.S. Agency to Fund National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Any self-respecting, institution-building director of a federally-backed center with a title as encompassing as the National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine would be a fool to let that mantle slip when HRSA's $800,000 is spent down in two years.

Embodied Spirituality: 'The Body Is The Glory Of The Soul'

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

In our age, many identify a spiritual life precisely with an otherworldly attitude, one that looks upon physical things as somehow destructive. We need not be chained to this toxic split.

The Supreme Court and Health Reform: Much Is at Stake for Integrative Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

As we wait on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, I find myself focusing on the meaning of full repeal to a limited but growing part of U.S. health care: integrative medicine.

How Naturopathic Doctors Are Proving the Value of Integrative Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

In search of the science to support whole person, integrative medical care, the emerging guild of board-certified integrative M.D.s may use a strategy favored by the naturopathic doctors 30 years ago.

Pesticides and Personal Care Products Pollute Our Environment

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

The truth is that the more we know about health and about health care, the better the decisions we can make. Integrative medicine gives us new tools to consider in our quest for better living.

New Bravewell Report a Goldmine for Those Intrigued by Integrative Medicine, Pandora's Box to Skeptics

John Weeks | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Bravewell's report, "Integrative Medicine in America: How Integrative Medicine is Being Practiced in the United States," opens a treasure trove of riches for those intrigued by the emerging field.

Dean Ornish Talks Lifestyle As Treatment At NYC's Integrative Healthcare Symposium

Posted 02.12.2012 | Healthy Living

It's not every day that you hear a medical doctor suggest that lifestyle changes can be a form of treatment that can reverse -- not just help prevent ...

The Healing Benefits Of Touch

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Even as recent as just a few decades ago, the laying of hands and massage therapy or manual therapy was considered a normal natural part of medicine. In more recent times, massage and manual therapy is seen as more of a luxury rather than a necessary part of healing and wellness.

Catherine Pearson

The New Old: How Mainstream Medicine Is Opening Up To Integrative Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living

When students elect to spend a month learning about integrative medicine at the University of Maryland, they study by working with the toughest, most ...

Exploring Integrative Veterinary Practice

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

Before I knew about integrative medicine, it was easy to tell someone that nothing else could be done. I now realize how little we really know about physical and mental healing at all.