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Beware of Social Media Celebrity Doctors

Too many of them offer advice outside their specialties, choose brand-boosting over integrity and tout dubious treatments. The celebrity doctor phenomenon is not new to Americans. With the release of his first baby-care book in the 1940s, Benjamin Spock became a household name by helping mothers across America feel more confident… Read at Scientific American

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All

When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe… Read at Time

‘Why Is It So Expensive?’

We Asked People From Around the World What They Think of U.S. Health Care. Byzantine health plans. Impoverishing deductibles. Exorbitant drug costs. Soul-crushing surprises lurking in the fine print. The American health care system is — to put it mildly — totally perplexing… Read at NYTimes

Veterans Push for Medical Marijuana in Conservative South

Each time Chayse Roth drives home to North Carolina, he notices the highway welcome signs that declare: “Nation’s Most Military Friendly State.” “That’s a powerful thing to claim,” said Roth, a former Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who served multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan…. Read at KHN

Lost touch: how a year without hugs affects our mental health

There’s only so much a dog can do, even if that is a lot. I live alone with my staffy, and by week eight of the first lockdown she was rolling her eyes at my ever-tightening clutch. I had been sofa-bound with Covid and its after-effects before lockdown was announced, then… Read at The Guardian

How ancient remedies are changing modern medicine

Long overlooked by Western science, traditional Chinese treatments are yielding cutting-edge cures.

In my hand I’m holding a warm, beating heart. About the size of a softball, it’s a luminous globe of scarlet, pink, and white tissue. I can feel its chambers contracting and hear the whoosh… Read at NG

Struggling to find happiness while you’re stuck at home? Experts say contentment is enough.

Many of us are experiencing hardship during the pandemic. This is a time of extreme challenge, and there’s a lot to feel anxious about right now. We’re in the middle of an enormous social experiment, and the results are becoming clearer every day. For a lot of us stuck at home, it’s what we brought into the pandemic that’s causing us unnecessary suffering: an expectation of happiness. No, this doesn’t mean that misery is the answer. What this means is that pursuing happiness … Read at The Washington Post

Veterans Push for Medical Marijuana in Conservative South

Each time Chayse Roth drives home to North Carolina, he notices the highway welcome signs that declare: “Nation’s Most Military Friendly State.” “That’s a powerful thing to claim,” said Roth, a former Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who served multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan…. Read at KHN

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Book + Product Reviews

Book Review: “Aya: Awakenings” by Rak Razam

Book Review: “Aya: Awakenings” by Rak Razam

Review by Ricky Fishman, DC

There are at least two types of journalism. There is the classic detached, distanced, “objective” journalism. And then there is “Gonzo” journalism; most notably practiced by the likes of Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe. In this style, there is no need for distance; rather, the journalist is fully immersed in the story and reports it from the inside.

Aya: Awakenings is the story of gonzo journalist Rak Razam…

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Ricky’s Riffs: A blog about health and healing and a world that needs care.

Techniques of Transcendence

Techniques of Transcendence

Who are we? Who am I? We are daughters and sons, mothers and fathers; we are our jobs, our homes, our educations, our nationalities; we are our ethnicities. We travel through life attached to these identities; composites built, brick by brick…

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Health GroovesA Podcast

On Staying Healthy and Moving Forward During COVID with Rick Snyder, Executive Coach (E37)

On Staying Healthy and Moving Forward During COVID with Rick Snyder, Executive Coach (E37)

Decision making is one of the most challenging aspects of leading, as we never have all the information we need and yet we still need to act. Especially in these unprecedented times of great uncertainty. Our special guest, Rick Snyder, executive coach, and author of “ decisive Intuition,” researches and implements how to incorporate intuition into the decision-making process make better and faster decisions that impact all areas of the business. And this conversation is more timely than ever.

I talk to Rick about how to stay balanced and keep moving forward personally and professionally in this “time of Covid.”

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Events, Activities, Healing

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

The staff at Polaris Insight Center are dedicated to the ethical and compassionate clinical use of ketamine-assisted, and psychedelic-assisted, psychotherapy.  We share a deep interest in, and a broad range of experience working with, the psychotherapeutic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness and are committed to the integration of alternative and traditional methods psychotherapy.

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Events, Activities, Healing

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

The staff at Polaris Insight Center are dedicated to the ethical and compassionate clinical use of ketamine-assisted, and psychedelic-assisted, psychotherapy.  We share a deep interest in, and a broad range of experience working with, the psychotherapeutic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness and are committed to the integration of alternative and traditional methods psychotherapy.

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- December 31, 2021

@MollyJongFast Wow what hypocrisy. Eating maskless outdoors! I see now why Peterson is an icon!
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Back pain can sometimes be referred from organic problems. Gall bladder is an example. https://t.co/pACUdV2QSf
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Appropriate response to over reaching anti abortionists. https://t.co/U6vSc46Gqg
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Move for the health of body and mind. https://t.co/NwnhQ66YHE
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Is it really too much to ask. Just wear a mask! https://t.co/ryHufU3t6N
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Eat hummus for your health…and the flavor! https://t.co/tuqJxRIZZa
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- December 11, 2021

In a state where many senior have lost all their teeth, their Senator votes to not allow Medicare coverage of dental. West Virginia Sen. Manchin Takes the Teeth Out of Democrats’ Plan for Seniors’ Dental Care https://t.co/5JsiaqN3IQ via @KHNews
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@lvboomer46 Chuck Todd has no business doing what he is doing. What an embarrassment.
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Long Covid is real and serious. https://t.co/zqCOud5esI
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Turning food deserts into urban oases. https://t.co/808ptq5QEF
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Healing the trauma of being close to gun violence. https://t.co/NdXoooNdGq
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Conspiracy theories as anxiety soothers. https://t.co/kUKxI7XuIe
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Weight loss is healthy for many reasons. https://t.co/WDeLG5UFiE
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Ricky FishmanChiropractor, Advocate,Content Curator

Ricky Fishman has been a Doctor of Chiropractic since 1986. As a leader in the field of integral healing, he has brought together and assimilated the work of chiropractors, medical doctors, acupuncturists, nurse practitioners, psychologists, physical therapists and others. Complementing his clinical work, Ricky has taught both graduate and undergraduate coursework in the history and philosophy of science and medicine. In addition to the treatment of back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries, he works as a consultant in the field of health and wellness with companies dedicated to re-visioning health care for the 21st century. “Condition” is the culmination of his many years in health care; of practice, teaching and research. For more information about his work, visit www.rickyfishman.com

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