Holistic Health and the Science of Healing

Learn about The Science of HealingA while back, at a networking event for healthcare marketers, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Julie Reardon. She has a Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine practice in Austin and has a different view of holistic health, saying that “Too many times we ‘diet’ and fail to ‘live it.'”  She uses the term LIVE IT as an acronym for:

L earn about healthy eating & living;
I ncorporate more veggies in your diet;
V italize your diet with vitamins & supplements;
E xercise;

I magine how you Want to feel; and
T hink before you eat, and eat slowly

Before we left the meeting, she insisted that I hunt down Dr. Esther Sternberg’s PBS documentary, “The Science of Healing,” and I watched it today on NetFlix. Here’s a short clip Read More …

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Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital.

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“Health Care Should be a Team Sport”

Intel’s Eric Dishman is known as a leading medical tech specialist and has given TED talks before, but in this one he shares his very personal story to suggest some bold ideas for reinventing healthcare — by putting the patient at the center of a treatment team. When was in college, doctors told him he had 2 to 3 years to live. That was a long time ago, and one rectified diagnosis and a transplant later, Dishman is still here, thankfully for all of us. (Filmed at TED@Intel)