Christian Science in the news
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In the health care arena, there is an explosion of interest in spirituality’s ability to make physical changes. Harold Koenig, MD, associate professor of medicine and psychiatry at Duke University, is a senior author of Handbook of Religion and Health, a comprehensive examination of the impact of spirituality on well-being. The book details nearly 1,200 studies that explore the effects of prayer.
If prayer can help in times of physical crisis, how does it accomplish this? Perhaps, prayer heals because our bodies are more thought-based, than matter-based.
This blog by Keith Wommack was published on the Houston Chronicle on April 30, 2012.
How the approach to health has changed since I was a pre-med student in the 1970’s. Up to that point in my life and that of my family and friends, prayer was a way to experience peace. But a call from an insurance adjuster was the beginning of quite a change in my view of prayer and its transformative effect on the body.
This blog by Linda Ross was published on Creedible on April 30, 2012.
After viewing this optical illusion with an Einstein mask, it's clear our eyes can deceive us. But are they to blame for the false impression made by an optical illusion?
Should that make us question the brain's reliability? After all, wouldn't we be wary of putting our trust in a friend who might at any time tell us a whopper?
Or could it even be hinting at something deeper when what you see is not always what you get?
This blog by Tony Lobl was published on the Huffington Post on April 23, 2012.
"The experience of aging in the 21st century will be very different from that in the last century. We need to reinvent aging," states the World Health Organization.
How we think about aging affects us all - from teething toddlers to Botoxed celebrities, from teenagers anxious about starting life to seniors who feel life is ending. Age surrounds every corner of our thought and stalks our days and years. But perhaps WHO, with its campaign sporting bungee-jumping seniors, has a better way to approach getting older.
This blog by Anna Bowness-Park was published in the Victoria Times Colonist on Apr. 14, 2012.
Revolutions seem to be a dime-a-dozen these days. But the uprising being launched this week at theTEDMED medical conference in Washington, DC just might be the most far-reaching of them all, impacting in some way, shape, or form the vast majority of those living on planet Earth.
But perhaps the most interesting – and promising – rebellion of all is the slow but certain shift away from looking at the body as a purely matter-based construct to a more enlightened view that takes into consideration the individual’s spirituality as well.
This blog by Eric Nelson was published on The Washington Times on April 9, 2012.
Apparently, our beliefs can help us. It’s been proven. If we believe we will be healthier, we can be.
So, if our beliefs control our health, isn’t it important to know how to regulate our beliefs for the better? Here are some examples of how this has worked.
This blog by Keith Wommack was published on the Houston Chronicle on April 2, 2012.
The acknowledgment that an "inner voice" and knowledge are both viable components of health care is significant. And the idea the latter backs the former, rather than the other way around, is intriguing.
Could heeding intuitions more consistently improve decision-making within medical practice and reduce mistakes? Might medical care change markedly if this were normal practice?
It would certainly highlight a quality that finds favour among many who use less material approaches to health care.
This blog by Tony Lobl was published on the Huffington Post on March 26, 2012.
I am intrigued by the power of expectations; by the impact they have on our well-being.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Thomas Curry, a licensed Texas psychotherapist about this phenomenon.
Dr. Curry explained, “Expectations are a hot topic in healthcare practice and research. It is widely recognized that an individual’s, or group of individuals, expectations either help or hurt healthcare outcomes. Why this is so, and how it happens, unfortunately remains a mystery. However, what is not mysterious at all is the fact that expectations play a very pivotal role in the progression of mental and medical disease, as well as it has a strong role in any treatment effect.”
This blog by Keith Wommack was published on the Houston Chronicle on March 26, 2012.
An “unthinkable” future without antibiotics, as once easily treated infections rage out of control – this is the “nightmare scenario” painted in graphic detail by media outlets around the world over the past couple of weeks.
But could it be a storm cloud with a silver lining? Might there be fresh approaches to health care waiting in the wings as the so-called “miracle medicine” of antibiotics apparently passes its use-by date?
This blog by Tony Lobl was published on The Independent on March 26, 2012.
I found that I’m not the only one viewing nutritional reports in the media with a grain of salt. Have you noticed how the reports are often contradictory? Experts have noticed this also, including science writer Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories - Bad Calories, who has questioned the validity of many widely accepted ideas regarding carbs, calories, and what is considered healthy eating.
So could the Bible provide a more accurate nutrition guide?
This blog by Bill Scott was published on BlogCritics on March 27, 2012.