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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… 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

Introducing 21 Ways COVID Changed the World

In the spring of 2020 a cartoon was making the rounds on social media. It showed a city perched on a tiny island, surrounded by ocean. A speech bubble emerged from the skyline: “Be sure to wash your hands and all will be well.” Not far out at sea, a giant wave labeled “COVID-19” was about to crash over the city. Behind it was an even bigger wave marked “recession.” And beyond that one… Read at Scientific American

How Buddhism has changed the west for the better

hen news of Thich Nhat Hanh’s death spread around the world, I saw far more people than I’d have expected say how he affected them, through a talk, a book, a retreat, an idea, an example. It was a reminder of the huge impact Buddhism has had in the west… Read at The Guardian

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… Read at Scientific American

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

PerspectivesPractitioners Speak

Arthritis: Prevention, Treatment, and Cures

Arthritis: Prevention, Treatment, and Cures

By Kevin R. Stone, MD Arthritis is a silent, insidious, and painful joint disorder that ruins many lives. In the US, it’s the most common cause of disability. The good news is, we have learned that many cases of arthritis may be preventable. Arthritis covers many conditions. What they have in common is joint pain that can be chronic, activity limiting, and ultimately disabling. There are two main categories…

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Book + Product Reviews

26 Best Office Chairs: Ergonomic Picks Tested and Reviewed

26 Best Office Chairs: Ergonomic Picks Tested and Reviewed

Review by Kristi Kellogg and Terri Williams
From Architectural Digest 2/7/2022

If you’re still working from home or planning to for the foreseeable future, investing in one of the best office chairs is a must (especially if you can expense it!). Comfort and ergonomics are the most important consideration, of course, but it’s entirely possible to find a quality office chair that’s also aesthetically pleasing….

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

On Creating Sacred Space

On Creating Sacred Space

We all sense the “feeling” of a space when we enter it. We might feel comforted, or irritated, sedated or energized. Whether it’s a friends living room, a doctor’s office, or a mountain landscape, every space generates a different reaction.

Solidity and emptiness: a paradox

Although the world appears to be solid, modern physics has revealed that it is essentially, and mostly, in fact, empty space. At the subatomic level, the atoms that comprise matter, are both particle and wave, solid as well as vibrational…

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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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- May 21, 2022

How can meditation catalyze relaxation? Ask your amygdala. https://t.co/3J5hbtjpZe via @voxdotcom
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- May 19, 2022

New Narratives with Psychedelic Medicine: An Interview with Mellody Hayes https://t.co/JpnOl4cA6n via @Chacruna_Inst
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- May 12, 2022

Some very good questions. https://t.co/h6tnU8KlJx
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- April 28, 2022

@realchrisrufo Great to see so many whites people taking back all those rights they have lost! Twitter please note sarcasm here!!
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- April 27, 2022

Great new book on digital health. https://t.co/T2B421TsJF
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- April 26, 2022

Can Virtual Reality Help Ease Chronic Pain? https://t.co/buNGlfgWdy
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- April 10, 2022

Is 30 Minutes of Exercise a Day Enough? https://t.co/B6qLcH5k6M
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- April 2, 2022

Stunning images show how muscles heal themselves after a workout https://t.co/0ncorSQJ18
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- April 1, 2022

Jedi pain tricks, listed and classified: the taxonomy of mind-over-pain treatment (Member Post) https://t.co/XbaOobtCW1
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- March 28, 2022

@PainSci @crackedscience As practitioners we must always be open to having our ideas/dogma challenged and to be willing to adapt according to the developing science.
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- March 27, 2022

@PainSci Excellent piece. Glad to read something from you with a positive spin! And irritating at the same time 🙂 good work.
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- March 26, 2022

@PainSci So you pretty much trash every therapy as placebo or worse. Are you actually a therapist? What do you actually do besides calling various practitioners quacks?
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- March 23, 2022

@AdamMeakins So which joints are ok to manipulate? You seem to call most everything quackery.
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- March 23, 2022

Our health care system is broken. https://t.co/C3CLJOova6
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- March 23, 2022

@AdamMeakins So do you believe that every patient who presents with back or other joint pain should be imaged prior to treatment?
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- March 23, 2022

@danereeed @AdamMeakins If there was no obvious trauma the chance of a fracture was small. Especially with such a healthy athlete. Just nitpicking. I guess Adam has never made a mistake.
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- March 23, 2022

@AdamMeakins Have you ever made a mistake?
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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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