Our inalienable right to better health

One more inalienable right: the right to better health @GLOWIMAGES.com

My colleague in California, columnist Eric Nelson, finds that, according to one famous health writer of the early 1900s, we have an inalienable right to better health. He discovers that Pulitzer Prize dramatist Tony Kushner admires this same writer. Nelson says: “During a recent radio interview to promote the west coast premier of his latest […]

Humor and man’s superiority to all that befalls him

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Does humor influence health? Consider: if you’re an average adult, you may laugh four times a day. If you’re a toddler, you laugh 300 times in the same day. Whatever the number of giggles, are toddlers and adults healthier for their laughter? Health blogger Bob Cummings reviews the evidence  and  writes: “Has the phrase “laughter […]

My secret to a healthy body

Not the health secret he's talkin about @GLOWIMAGES.com

Is there a secret to having a healthy body? Syndicated health columnist Keith Wommack doesn’t think so—at least, he’s been trying to share the “secret” he’s discovered from decades of his own healing practice. Along with countless others, especially for almost the last 150 years, Wommack has put this “secret” on record. Here’s how he […]

It’s so good to be loved by a dog

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Have you ever experienced “dog love?” Have you heard that therapy dogs are now used in airports to de-stress weary travelers? Travelers love this canine attention, and apparently the project is a great success. Just a little nuzzle, a small lick of affection, a simple wag of a tail, and stressed out travelers relax, smile, […]

A Bible-based approach to consciousness research

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Didn’t we always think the brain was the source of consciousness? What’s happened to change that assumption? Health columnist Eric Nelson tells us about it, and adds an important twist. He begins: “…when exploring new concepts, be sure to check your assumptions at the door, otherwise you might find yourself trying to cram outdated beliefs […]

Top 5 Bible apps to heal your mind and body

Health apps from the Bible? @GLOWIMGES.com

Health seekers want quick fixes for their pains and problems, kind of like health apps. Today there are such things on our electronic devices, and several are helpful. I just ran across one that comes from a different, more spiritual perspective than nutrition or exercise: the Bible! And, according to syndicated columnist Keith Wommack, it […]

Six healthy steps to a mental and spiritual ‘Yes!’

Paddlers take healthy steps

You can heal yourself! This remarkable conclusion is based on six healthy steps Dr. Lissa Rankin described at a recent Association of Healthcare Journalists conference in Denver. My colleague Ingrid Peschke attended, and later described in Huffington Post how she related this presentation to her own healing practice. Peschke writes: “Dr. Lissa Rankin’s talk was […]

Chronic pain: We don’t have to accept it

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Few problems are as vexing as chronic pain. Besides the obvious suffering, there are lost work days, lost recreational time, and high costs to boot. Whether chronic pain is from backaches, migraines, urinary tract infections– or even undiagnosed, unnamed spasms– people need to find better ways to deal with it. One writer reflects on progress […]

Healthcare Chaplaincy: benefits of spiritual care

Couple needing spiritual care

Finally, the subject of healthcare chaplaincy and its positive effects on patients is in the news. The first conference on this subject is now being held in New York City and many, like me, are eagerly awaiting the findings. Will they confirm what many other experts and patients are finding  to be true? that spirituality […]

Break through to better health: first give mental consent

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What does it take to break through barriers? Does it happen first with a bold move, or a bold thought that first gives mental consent? I pondered this subject and published an article on it in the online newsletter, WilmingtonFAVS. I thought of the days of Sonja Heine, and then I thought about health, and […]