Wholly Healthy, A New Year’s View

Wholly Healthy, A New Year's View

In his article Wholly Healthy, A New Year's View, John Clague, a community blogger from Oregon, recognizes that authentic health requires addressing the whole person, not just bodily symptoms. “The spiritual underpinnings of health have deep roots in ancient times as recorded in the Bible. Jesus, Continue Reading

An Alternative to Too Many Meds

Dear Readers, going forward for the next couple of months, I will mostly be posting great blogs by my colleagues from around the US and world. Enjoy this piece by Eric Nelson, my colleague in Northern California.   It’s called polypharmacy.  Put simply, it’s when someone uses more medication Continue Reading

Dementia and Drug Free Solutions

Dear Readers, yesterday's USA Today featured a lengthy piece on Alzheimer's disease focusing on the status of occurrence and treatment as well as on a national effort to increase funding and efforts to find a cure. This piece, by my colleague in London, Tony Lobl, brings a perspective not covered by Continue Reading

Mind-Body-Spirit: Important but not new

Ann Archer

This past week I listened to a great radio talk show, hosted by Elaine Baumgartel, on NM’s public radio station KUNM. The focus of the KUNM Call In Show was, generally speaking, the status of the field of “mind-body” medicine and the role of psychosomatic therapies. The guests included two medical Continue Reading

Belief and Its Effect on Our Health

Dear Readers, the plethora of studies on placebos today provides a vast and interesting opportunity for us to contemplate the mental nature of health. Enjoy this guest post by Russ Gerber, Spokesperson for the Christian Science church.   Penny Sarchet doesn’t think of herself as a detective, Continue Reading

Rambo II? No, Placebos II!

Dear Readers, A couple significant new studies on placebos have been circulating. Before the conversation gets stale, I wanted to share one colleague's follow up on a couple of those studies. Enjoy this piece from Ken Girard in Massachusetts. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Continue Reading

HHS Gives States Gift of Choice

A couple weeks ago, the federal Secretary of Health and Human Services gaveN ew Mexico– and all other states – a significant Christmas gift: The gift of choice.   After almost two years of waiting for HHS to issue its “Essential Health Benefits” (EHBs) – which would have created federal Continue Reading