Month: September 2018

people using placebos

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Treat Themselves | Time

People Using Placebos Ted Kaptchuk has been revolutionizing how we think of health since he published The Web That Has No Weaver in 1983 where he elegantly laid out much of the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Westerners. His work on people using placebos to manage pain, however, has even surprised him.  For those …

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beginners ayurvedic diet tips

6 Ayurvedic Diet Tips for Beginners

Beginners Ayurvedic Diet Tips Good nutrition is a cornerstone of good health. In the search for nutrition answers, many consumers have looked back in time for dietary guidance including the Paleolithic Era that ended about 10,000 years ago. For “only” several millennia Ayurveda (from India) and Traditional Chinese Medicine have placed food front and center for health and healing. …

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Social Determinants Impede Care

Nearly 90% Of Doctors Say Social Determinants Impede Care Of Patients

Social Determinants Impede Care Social determinants in healthcare are those things like employment, education, housing, nutrition, etc. that impact health. We have known for years that social determinants impede care. Unfortunately, to paraphrase author Charles Dudley Warner, everybody knows that social determinants impact health, but nobody does anything about it. However, that may be changing. Nearly 90% of …

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Mental Health Access Parity

Payers, Purchasers Must Guarantee Mental Health Access Parity

Mental Health Access Parity Everyone agrees mental health access parity with physical health access is necessary. Mental health is a serious issue throughout the US and other countries. There seems to be little doubt that mental health problems get less attention and resources, according the the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. We can only …

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mental health technology

How Technology Improves Access to Behavioral Healthcare

Mental Health Technology While technology is a force behind many behavioral and societal issues, mental health technology can also provide benefits. As the epidemic of mental illness continues throughout the US and other countries, we need to harness the benefits of telehealth technologies. Mental illness is a growing epidemic in the U.S. More than 43 …

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Health Benefits of Ginger

7 Health Benefits of Ginger

Health Benefits of Ginger Ginger works in so many dishes and drinks. This wonder herb also has a history of supporting health, from alleviating nausea to menstrual cramps. In the kitchen, we’ve long used ginger—in anything from ginger molasses cookies and ginger tea to Indian- and Asian-inspired dishes—as a flavor-agent. But in addition to being …

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Element3 Health

Health Goes Well Beyond the Gym: Element3 Health

Element3 Health We hope more companies unveil products and services like Element3 Health! Healthcare systems around the world need to help break down the silos. Health is not just physical. There are many determinants for health. Some, like genetics, are less controllable. Some, like loneliness and nutrition, are much more controllable. People will benefit more …

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True Happiness: Why Wealth + Health | Transamerica

True Happiness At HealthCare Too we have always considered financial health as part of the holistic approach to health. After all, finances are a leading cause of stress among all generations. We thought we may well be the only ones who thought this way… until a Transamerica commercial about True Happiness caught our eyes. https://youtu.be/JcOmOSuGZOA …

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