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A Return To Healing Chapter 2: How I Became Part of the Problem: The Story of My Medical Training

submitted by: admin on 03/24/2015
  Medical training was nothing like I expected; in fact it was outright abusive. The emphasis on science and curing and lack of attention to healing which, coupled with a theme of competition at many levels, led to separation rather than a healthy community of healers. This brainwashing gradually led to my joining the principles of my profession and...

Aging and Muscle Mass

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
As we age we tend to exercise less but muscle building capacity remains intact. Staying fit is more difficult as we age. Injuries and pain limit exercise, Cautious interval training is best for all.            

Alternative Medicine Goes Mainstream

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
Americans are now demanding complementary and alternative medicine. There has been an ever-growing trend for acupuncture, chiropractic, bodywork, and herbal medicines. Even medical schools are offering courses in CAM.          

Assessing Physician Training with Byron Belitsos

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
Byron interviews Len Saputo and his journey thorugh medical training as described through A Return to Healing The academics of health care are taught in medical school rather than the healing relationship that heals. A community of healers was what Len expected, but found it to be anything but that. There was not an open mind about any training except convenional...

Biofeedback as Mind Body Medicine with Eric Peper, PhD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Biofeedback is a mirror that feeds back what the body is doing. We can use measurement tools to show us what is going on at all levels to provide awareness of what is happening and then learn from the patterns of our body function and then modify the way we respond through the use of imagery and thought. Some of its use is for pain of headaches, hypertension,...

Body, Mind Cooperation with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Body, mind, emotion, and spirit are merely perspectives of the holistic self. When we perceive separation there is less cooperation of between the perspectives. The interaction between body and mind becomes a skill that can be developed.          

Conflict of Interest Policies in Medical Training Programs Work

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Big Pharma is a massive business and its responsibility is return on investment to its investors, not you and me. One of the biggest sources of income is from doctors writing prescriptions. A study from the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center that was published in the February issue of Medical Care reported that it is possible to change the effect...

Corporate Alexander Work with John Baron

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018
Alexander training can be used in a corporate setting to manage injuries and pain. Observation is the first step in understanding what the needs are for pain relief. How people express themselves is powerful information that helps guide how and which parts of treatment will be offered. The best therapists are lifestyle coaches. Learning Alexander work takes...

Do Healthcare Practitioners Need Training for their Patients' Sexual Needs?

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018
The sexual needs of hospitalized patients seems to be a "hush-hush"a topic, for people such as those with brain injuries, strokes, incontinence, and much more, but these are real issues that need to be dealt with with compassionate advice. The November of 2012 issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing, explored this topic and reported that sex education...

Exercise Makes You Smarter

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
A study done at the Montreal Heart Institute in October of 2012 showed that high intensity interval training made overweight and inactive people aged 49 years old healthier and also smarter! Scientists set up a program lasting 4 months where people exercised twice weekly with interval training and twice weekly with resistance training. They measured cognitive...

Exercise Makes You Smarter

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  A study in October of 2012 at the Montreal Heart Institute showed that high-intensity interval training makes middle-aged people both healthier and smarter. The program was 4 months long and consisted of 2 days a week of interval training and 2 days of resistance training. Cognitive function and physical conditioning improved greatly, showing that...

Family Meals

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018
Life in the fast track has even influenced eating together for dinner. Kids that eat dinner with their families are less likely to take up bad habits and they eat better food. Training kids when they are young is important.

Faults in Medical School Training

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018
Even medical school faculties acknowledge the outrageous stresses put on med students, interns and residents. This explains why we continue to see high rates of suicide, drug addiction, divorce, and more in this group.

Fitness vs Fatness, Which is Most Important?

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018
Is it more important to be fit or normal weight. We present an argument that while both are important, being fit is the most important. Interval training is the best way to become fit.

Food in Childrens' Hospitals is Unhealthy

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Only 7% of food in 14 major childrens' hospitals in California was considered healthy according to a new study published in Academic Pediatrics. Researchers from UCLA and the Rand Corporation did the study. They concluded that "as health professionals, we understand the connection between healthy eating and good health..." Nothing could...

How Safe is St. John's Wort?

submitted by: admin on 07/15/2014
A study published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine disclosed that in 28% of the cases when St. John's Wort was used there was the potential for harmful combinations when combined with pharmaceutical drugs. Apparently SJW induces accelerated detoxification of the same pathways in the liver as are used...

Is Practicing Nutrition Without being a Registered Dietitian a Crime?

submitted by: admin on 07/10/2014
  In states like North Carolina, it is against the law to provide nutritional advice even for free if you are not licensed by the American Dietetic Association. This means that, under the law, you could not advise a diabetic to avoid sugar unless you are a registered RD! While it is only a misdimeanor, it is punishable by fines and even imprisonment....

Learning from the Breath with Nirinjan Yee

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Learning from how we breathe is a balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and also between consciousnes and uncounscious. Listening to the breath has a profound effect on how we breathe. Balancing this with heart rate variability adds another powerful tool.            

MD Responses to CAM

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018
MDs are having a difficult time accepting CAM. It is not easy to accept that today’s medicine is flawed after all the years of training. Changing one’s belief system and style of practice is challenging; this is discussed.

Med Students Train in Cuba

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018
Quite strangely, US med students are now training in Cuba and are coming back to the US to work in underprivileged areas. Parallels of Cuban and US health care are made.