We've been under the radar and would like to re-introduce ourselves...
The Health Medicine Forum is a group of health practitioners from all disciplines who are dedicated to the collaborative exploration, practice and advancement of the emerging discipline of Health Medicine.
We serve to inform, educate and connect those interested in a holistic and integrative approach to medicine, one that is focused on prevention and person-centered care.
Health Medicine, it's about body, mind and spirit. It's nutrition, prevention, and usually not about convention (although it can be). It's about nature and things natural, psychology and energy medicine. And sometimes, it's even about pharmaceuticals, because they do some things right and have brought us some miraculous cures, on occasion. Finally, it's about friendship, community and learning about ourselves. There's a lot to learn, so come join us at HMF!
(EarthTalk, E Magazine----)How is it that global warming could cause an increase in health problems and disease epidemics? Do we have any evidence that it is already happening? -- Jim Merrill, Provo, UT
Global warming isn’t just bad for the environment. There are several ways that it is expected to take a toll on human health. For starters, the extreme summer heat that is becoming more normal in a warming world can directly impact the health of billions of people.
“Extreme high air temperatures contribute directly to deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory disease, particularly among elderly people,” reports the World Health Organization (WHO). “In the heat wave of summer 2003 in Europe, for example, more than 70,000 excess deaths were recorded.”
(SAN FRANCISCO---) Neuroscience used to be the subject where geniuses flourished and the rest of us grimaced--but not anymore. Neuroscience is hot, and everybody from app designers to massage therapists claim to apply the latest findings
The last decade of neuroscience research has produced an explosion of novel approaches to track the bidirectional interfaces between the brain and all other cellular structures. Some of the neuroscience research heads toward cognition and behavior, and winds up informing the expanding field of Positive Psychology. This is where you'll find evidence-informed practices for mindfulness, meditation, breath work, and other forms of stress reduction
Sitting Disease is the new (rather unfortunate) term from the CDC for the deleterious effects of prolonged sedentary behavior. As part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys of 2,286 adults, researchers at Northwestern University found that each additional hour per day spent sitting can increase disability risk by 50 percent. That in is troubling enough without their additional finding – that the increase in disability occurs no matter how much exercise they got.
Many people try to fit a half-hour walk or hour at the gym a few times a week into their desk job lifestyle. But that amount of exercise cannot undo the unhealthful impact of nine out of 14 waking hours spent in uninterrupted sitting.