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The Connection Between Faith and Healthcare

One of the largest gaps in health care between two professionals trying to help the same sick person heal is the one that exists between the physician/clinician and the chaplain/member of the clergy. The gap does not usually result from animosity, but simply neglect of serious communication and integration with one another. This faith–health care […]

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Optimal Healing Environments

Each person has inherent healing capacity. Through small changes in your daily life, you can increase your body’s ability to heal. You also may foster that same healing capacity in your own community, school and workplace. With the changes you make today, you can create an environment in your life, at home, at work and […]

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Safe and Effective Ways to Feel Better

Cancer is a complex illness that sets off multiple reactions and changes in the mind, body, and spirit. While the initial diagnosis requires conventional methods of treatment such as chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, many patients seek out complementary and self-care methods to supplement their treatment. Here are a few complementary and lifestyle approaches which can […]

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Five Steps to a New Normal: Life After Cancer

Jenny Leyh is a mother, freelance writer, cancer survivor and integrative health advocate living in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. Hearing the words “you have cancer” was devastating. It was a life-altering diagnosis that caused time to stand still. But once a plan was established and the treatment began, the fear and unknowns morphed into empowerment. […]

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Patient Engagement is the ‘Blockbuster Drug of the Century’

It is no secret that medicine needs to be reimagined. For one, only about 15 to 20 percent of health-related outcomes are because of medical interventions. The rest are related to health behaviors such as diet, physical activity, smoking status, as well as the physical, social, and economic environment affecting a person’s ability to make […]

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5 Ways to Build a Positive Relationship with Food and Stop Emotional Eating

Being healthy is not just about making good food choices. It’s about having a positive relationship with food. As with other relationships in your life, it’s important for your relationship with food to be a healthy one. Having a positive relationship with food involves some key shifts in thoughts and behaviors: 1. Become aware of […]

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7 Healthy Habits to Treat Yourself With

As a caregiver, you have a job that changes constantly depending on your loved one’s health and needs. You deal with expectations and feel many emotions. Being a caregiver can be a long journey with many challenges. Taking good care of yourself is essential to your health and sense of well-being. It also helps the […]

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Don’t Fall for Fad Diets—Find A Nutrition Plan Made For You

Don’t be fooled by fad diets! Finding the best nutrition plan for you starts with nutritional counseling. Extreme dietary changes can harm you—both physically and psychologically. Cyclical weight loss and regain is bad for health and makes permanent weight loss more difficult. That’s why it must be left up to the professionals to know the […]

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12 Foods You Should Eat to Reduce Chronic Pain

Research shows that foods and drinks that reduce inflammation can reduce chronic pain and improve your mood. Avoiding foods and drinks that cause inflammation can also help. In fact, changing your diet and lifestyle can allow you to work with your health care team to reduce the amount of medication you take or even stop […]

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Two Expressive Therapies Proven to Help You Heal

Expressive art therapy combines psychology and the creative process to promote emotional growth and healing. For some, music and art are therapeutic tools that can help nurture personal growth and transformation. These therapeutic interventions are tailored to the individual’s needs and are constructed to help a patient achieve her/his therapeutic goals. They allow the patient to express […]

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