Holistic Health and Biomedical Medicine outlines a new framework for social science research. Illustrated in an analysis of the American health care system, Lyng presents an empirical study of the relationship between medical knowledge and the social structure of medical practice in America. Through a synthesis of ideas from such diverse perspectives as classical Marxian theory and the medical model embraced by the holistic health movement, Lyng articulates a "medical countersystem" that is contrasted against the traditional biomedical model of medical practice. What results is an entirely unique Marxian analysis of the U.S. health care system, one that examines how the system evolved historically as well as describes several possibilities for the future of medicine in America.
Integrative medicine is increasingly part of mainstream practice in, for example, palliative care and management of cancer, pain, heart disease and mental illnesses. This book explores the ethos that underpins the Sheldon list - how self-help works, particularly in the realm of chronic conditions. It examines the evidence supporting complementary therapies and how to use them safely. Numerous studies attest to the therapeutic benefits offered by various approaches to augment conventional medicine. The book deals with these topics by focusing only on evidence in the scientific and medical literature.
This book presents the results of the Canadian Holistic Health in Children project. Rooted in an ancient concept, this study addresses some novel thinking surrounding the assessment of health and its determinants in adolescent populations. Holism refers to the assessment of complex systems as composite wholes, instead of or in addition to their constituent parts. This idea is rarely applied to the study of health in children, and its application to adolescent populations represents a potentially important gap in knowledge. It fills this gap by conducting a series of analyses in a mixed methods paradigm. Quantitatively, it develops new measures and analytic strategies to be used in the assessment of health and its determinants in adolescents, and then applied these a series of national and cross-national studies. Qualitatively, it explores the origins and models of health inferred from existing theory as well as quantitative findings with groups of young people, and captures the richness of their stories in recurrent themes and metaphor. This book outlines the basic elements of theory that underlie holistic understandings of adolescent health, quantitative and qualitative findings, and then presents and interprets the results and translates them into a series of practical recommendations.
Are you interested in learning how to live a more natural lifestyle? There are so many views on the "right" way to live out there and it gets quite overwhelming. This book sticks to 5 basic tips that will help get you on your way to holistic living. You'll learn how to reduce your toxin load, manage your stress levels, heal your gut, find your ideal diet, and learn about mineral balancing.
Perhaps you’ve seen several doctors and not found a solution to your health challenges. Now, you’re ready to take greater responsibility for your health, and you’re looking for some answers. The trouble is, embracing a natural, and holistic lifestyle can be rewarding, and overwhelming at the same time. There’s plenty of information out there, but whom do you trust? Many experts claim to be “holistic.” However, when it comes to matters of the mind and the spirit, most resources come up short. Using Biblical truths, The Christian’s Guide to Holistic Health helps you navigate the complexities of whole-person health. A genuinely holistic health model addresses not only the physical but the mental/emotional and the spiritual aspects of the human condition. If we want to reach our full health potential, we must address the whole person—body, mind, and spirit effectively. David uses his gift for teaching and brings a balanced view of science and scripture. He avoids extremes in theology, tackles complicated subjects, and makes them easy to read and understand. Whether you have a serious condition and need a breakthrough, or simply want to maintain your health, you’ll find this information useful. This book puts you on the fast track to vibrant health, and vitality.
Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life provides solid principles and proven measures to promote optimal health and well-being using a holistic approach. Divided into three parts: Strengthening Your Inner Resources, Developing Health Lifestyle Practices, and Taking Charge of Challenges to the Mind, Body, and Spirit, this easy-to-read guide it provides how-to information when dealing with a variety of health-related issues that includes, but is not limited to, nutrition, exercise, herbal remedies, and homeopathic remedies. The Third Edition as been completely revised and includes current research on the effectiveness and safety of herbs and other complementary and alternative medicine therapies. The chapter on Menopause has been updated to reflect current thinking about the safe use of estrogen replacement, soy products, and other approaches to manage symptoms and new suggested readings and resources have been provided for further exploration into topics.
Making positive changes to our health and wellness can be overwhelming, especially when we don’t know where to begin. In a step-by-step guide, seasoned health and fitness coach Briar Munro leads others through a holistically-focused roadmap that encourages the development of an individual plan to feel more vibrant, energized, and most importantly, healthy. Her roadmap includes valuable information on the importance of setting achievable goals, quieting the mind to listen to the soul for guidance, identifying and eliminating our biggest stressors, instilling consistent oral hygiene and care habits, incorporating healthful foods into our daily meal plans, following the circadian rhythms of the earth to achieve better sleep patterns, and much more. Included are writing exercises as well as space to add notes and track action steps. The Pocket Guide to Mastering Your Holistic Health shares practical advice and motivational tips from a seasoned health and fitness coach that leads others on a journey inward to determine a clear path forward to realizing a healthier life.
The Alzheimer's Workbook is an in-depth, easy to use guide to help caregivers track, document and understand the behaviors of a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia disorders. * Helps caregivers track the Alzheimer's person through the 3 stages of the disease. * Space for notes to chronicle the progression of the disease. * Hundreds of practical, common sense problem solving suggestions to ease the stress of both caregivers and the person with Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Workbook was written by Elizabeth Cochran, a home health nurse and case manager with a Masters Degree in Health Education who cared for her mother-in-law for four years in her home.
An anniversary edition of BKS Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health, to celebrate BKS Iyengar's 90th birthday in January 2008. Contains 30 pages of all-new material and features an introductory celebration of BKS Iyengar's life and teachings.
Medicinal Plants for Holistic Health and Well-Being discusses, in depth, the use of South African plants to treat a variety of ailments, including tuberculosis, cancer, periodontal diseases, acne, postmacular hypomelanosis, and more. Plants were selected on the basis of their traditional use, and the book details the scientific evidence that supports their pharmacological and therapeutic potential to safely and effectively treat each disease. Thus, this book is a valuable resource for all researchers, students and professors involved in advancing global medicinal plant research. Many plants found in South Africa are also found in other parts of the world. Each chapter highlights plants from other worldwide locations so that scientists can study which plants belong to the same family, and how similar qualities can be used to treat a specific disease. Uses traditional medicine as an efficient means to identify and further investigate South African and similar plants used as lead compounds in modern drug discovery Includes a number of chapters dedicated to using medicinal plants to treat various skin disorders, which is not covered often in other books on medicinal plants Organized by specific diseases, with vital evidence-based data related to the bioactivity, pharmacological potential, chemical structure and safety information
The goal of this book is to begin to present the fundamental body of knowledge which informs current approaches in complimentary and alternative medicine and to explore the role of the new professions of integrative holistic health practitioner, consultant and administrator. This book is designed to compliment, enhance, deepen and broaden the reader’s existing expertise through an integrative approach which will improve his/her ability to consult, design programs and work in a variety of settings with various populations including those with medical and psychological conditions as well as those who wish to support their health and well-being. The book provides the necessary conceptual foundational frameworks for exploring how practitioners in a field of alternative medicine/holistic health know what they know in support of their work. These core ways of knowing gives them a foundation for evaluating their work, new advances in the field and affords them interrelated frames of knowledge for their continued research, expansion and integrative work in the field. Trained holistic health practitioners who may have applied one or more of these paradigms may now be able to expand their foundational and conceptual base thereby broadening their theory and techniques that are appropriate to their professional arenas. Section I is designed to explore general ways of knowing and meaning making in holistic health. Section II is designed to offer the reader/practitioner methodology regarding the creation and implementation of holistic health centers, programs and integrated consultation practices. Finally, Section III offers examples of integrative holistic health clinicians who combine and synthesize a variety of holistic health approaches and paradigms into their practices as practitioners, healers, therapists and consultants.
Illness is caused by an imbalance in the body. Are you naturally inspired about your life? Do you consciously take care of your health and well-being? When you wake up in the morning, what are your first thoughts? How do you spend your days? If money, freedom and health were no object, how would you spend your days? Do you ever feel powerful and vital? What is a feeling of power and vitality like? What is a generic, mundane life like? Is that you? Are you a big consumer of pop culture entertainment and useless material goods like home décor? One thing is certain, your life is lived alone in your head therefore it's up to you. You create your own attitudes therefore your own biochemistry as I discuss elsewhere. Joy breeds the release of more neurotransmitters in your head that give you greater joy while depression depresses your biochemistry even more. The bottom line to a full, powerful life is to what extent are you naturally inspired?
Health & Fitness by Berkeley Holistic Health Center
We propose that the major health crises in the United States are not about heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, or obesity. Instead they are about violence, prejudice, social isolation, and runaway materialism. Unfortunately, traditional health promotion continues to "attack" our problems by declaring war on disease, obsessing about epidemiologically based risk factors and frightening people about what they eat, how much they weigh, and what they like to do or not do. These approaches rarely help and often create an atmosphere of anxiety and confusion. This book is an invitation to health professionals to rethink our current understanding of health, illness, and the process of healing. It covers topics that are rarely addressed in health promotion including the history of the human species, the Scientific Revolution, quantum physics, and the latest mind/body/spirit research. While it may seem as if this information is only marginally related to health, we believe it provides a critical foundation for the truly holistic approach to health promotion we describe in detail in this book. It is time to re-create our profession and set a daring new course to improve the quality of the human experience.