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My faith: Praying away the cookies


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The rising financial cost of obesity has quickly moved from a trot to a gallop. Today it carries a price tag of $147 billion per year in direct medical costs. Experts conclude that it's more than 9% of all medical spending. Just as we would pull in the reins on a runaway horse, we must rein in the costs of obesity by exercising dominion and control over its causes.

This blog by Keith Wommack was published on on December 23, 2011.

Belief and its effect on our health


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Penny Sarchet saw that in a doctor-patient relationship the patient's belief makes a world of difference as to that person's health. What a doctor says and what the patient believes may be more closely tied to the patient's outcome than what the doctor does physically. Why does this happen?

This blog by Russ Gerber was published on the HuffingtonPost December 22, 2011.

Is it time to make time for spiritual care?


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What do prayer, unconditional love, forgiveness, life's meaning and purpose, and spiritual practice have in common? They are five Spiritual Concepts Western Medicine MustEmbrace according to Karen Wyatt MD writing on the allnurses website. 

This blog by Tony Lobl was published on the HuffingtonPost on Dec. 19, 2011.

Health benefits of mistletoe?


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The National Institutes of Health reports that 40 percent of Americans are actively seeking alternative approaches to health. Since this is the time of year that mistletoe begins popping up, I decided to look into any possible health benefits to this potential alternative.

This blog by Keith Wommack was published in the Houston Chronicle on Dec. 19, 2011.

Bringing spirituality to medicine


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Recently, there has been much consideration given to the relationship between religion, spirituality, and health. A new breathe of fresh air is blowing and individuals from all sides of this issue - connecting religion, spirit, and health - are looking into methods to treat the whole man.

This blog by Don Ingwerson was published on BlogCritics on Dec. 11, 2011.

Christmas & the advent of a new era of health care

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The images of Christmas usually include snow, cold weather, and warm drinks. However, images of Christmas should more accurately include palm trees, warm weather, and ways to keep cool. The same could be said about the way people typically view health care treatments — should we actually be considering other options? 

This blog by Eric Nelson was published in the San Francisco Bay Citizen on Dec. 15, 2011.

Tips to improve any sports activity at any age

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I'm an avid cyclist. I ride with folks that are often considerably younger than me. Not only do I keep up with them, but I also occasionally surpass them. As a senior, how do I do it? Here are 7 tips that I’ve used and can recommend to improve your cycling or any sports activity —indoors or out!

This blog by Ken Girard was published on Beliefnet.

12 spiritual steps to a healthier Christmas

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The days leading up to Christmas can be filled with anything from stress to merriment and all things in between. Consider these 12 steps as a way to regain a spiritual focus to the holiday and to have a healthier Christmas celebration.

This blog by Tony Lobl was published on the HuffingtonPost on Dec. 5, 2011.

Humour helps counteract pain

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This blog by Tony Lobl was published on the HuffingtonPost Nov. 23, 2011.

The old saying about laughter being the best medicine is proving to be true, according to recent research. So how does humor play a part in reducing pain?

NHS workers show the value of keeping health care options open

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This blog by Tony Lobl was published on the HuffingtonPost Nov. 10, 2011.

What is mainstream in health care is shifting. It's becoming increasingly mainstream to seek out alternative health options than those traditionally offered. 

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