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How many times have we heard someone respond to another’s hopes and dreams with, “Get real?” Well, maybe we do need to get real, but hope may be tied more closely with reality than we think, especially in the quest for health.
The effect of hope on health may be viewed like that of prayer and meditation – it's hard to provide scientific proof questioners will accept.
This article was published on BlogCritics.com on May 13, 2013.
In his testimony before the Senate Health Committee in 2009, Dr. Dean Ornish, founder and president of the California-based Preventative Medicine Research Institute (PMRI) and professor of medicine at University of California, San Francisco, made it clear that the road to better health is not paved with new drugs and high-tech surgery but by maintaining healthy habits.
This article by Eric Nelson was published in the Washington Times on April 4, 2013.