Spirituality, Medicine, and the Distortion of Christianity
Author: Joel James Shuman,Keith G. Meador
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
In recent years, a movement stressing a causal relationship between spirituality and good health has captured the public imagination. Told that research demonstrates that people of strong faith are healthier, physicians and clergy alike urge us to become more religious. The religion and health movement, as it has become known, has attracted its fair share of skeptics. While most root their criticism in science or secularism, the authors of Heal Thyself, one a theological ethicist, the other a physician, instead challenge the basic precepts of the movement from the standpoint of Christian theology. Heal Thyself argues that popular culture's fascination with the health benefits of religion reflects not the renaissance of religious tradition but the powerful combination of consumer capitalism and self-interested individualism. A faith-for-health exchange misrepresents and devalues the true meaning of faith. For Christians, being religious does not mean enlisting faith as a vehicle to get what we want--be it health or wealth--but rather learning by faith to want the right things at the right time, and to live with a spirit of gratitude and hope.
Dr. Gautier will speak to you in real words (layman's terms) about what is necessary to finally feel good, be healthy and understand the term "be your own doctor." With a step-by-step approach, you will be able to work through the book to cover the full spectrum of health. He will show you how and why "all disease is basically one and the same" and show you that sickness is a man-made disease for which there is a logical and applicable solution, providing you don't get misled with doctors who know very little, if anything, about real health and longevity. He will show you why this type of misunderstanding and complacency in society will keep you on the long, wrong road to ill-health. You will learn why most doctors and hospitals practice sick care and not health care. You will learn why approximately 95% of all people will die of cancer, heart disease or complications to diabetes and how you can lower your risk and even be excluded from this list if you learn a few things and practice them daily. Learn what man has done to most all food, air, water and most all products you use on a daily basis to help cause most all sickness and disease known to man. Why God's Law is the only true choice in reversing all sickness and disease. Learn the real statistics on cancer and heart disease and learn why God's Law gives you your best chance for the body to strengthen and fight all it faces. There are no cures, preventions or treatments that work, other than God's Law which allows you the only true way to fight all foreign invaders.
Medical Practitioners of Eighteenth-century New York
Author: Marynita Anderson,Marynita Anderson Nolosco
Pubpsher: Peter Lang
Medicine in eighteenth-century New York was practiced by rational physicians, empirics, and quacks whose varied backgrounds frustrate all attempts to portray the typical New York physician of the time. Physician Heal Thyself presents a group portrait that explores the similarities and differences in the education and medical practices of its subjects, including their patient care. Particular attention is given to rational physicians' efforts to upgrade medical standards by promoting legislation, a medical society, a medical school, a hospital dispensary, and a code of ethics. By comparing the different practitioners' medical techniques, this book shows how a combination of Old and New World standards and practices fostered a new type of medicine that was typically American. Physician Heal Thyself will be of interest to American historians, regional historians, and medical practitioners.
A Remarkable Health Program Combining Ancient Wisdom with Groundbreaking Clinical Research
Author: Jordan Rubin
Pubpsher: Destiny Image Publishers
Category: Health & Fitness
Finally! A solution for those suffering with cancer, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, IBS, and more! Today, Jordan Rubin is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and founder of Garden of Life® and Ancient Nutrition. But at the age of 19, Jordan was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease—an incurable digestive ailment. In one of the most dramatic natural healing stories ever told, Jordan discovered a natural path to complete healing and sustained health. In this updated and expanded edition of Patient Heal Thyself (originally published in 2002), Jordan Rubin shares his monumental discoveries, teaching you how to take control of your own health and unlock your body’s phenomenal healing potential. In this book, you’ll discover… How the body can overcome virtually any health challenge by following the Maker’s Diet The key to attaining and maintaining vibrant health lies in your gastrointestinal tract Which specific foods, not found in our modern diet, hold the key to healing a wide range of health conditions Complete protocols for diet and nutritional supplements The simple, life-changing strategies and ancient principles found in this book can help you chart a path for wholeness. Get in the driver’s seat and take control of your health journey today!
How to Survive Spiritually in the Healthcare Industry
Author: Kassity-Krich Jones
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
First, Heal Thyself applies spiritual and psychological principles to one of the most stressful of life's circumstances, that of caring for the ill. By distilling some basic tenets of personal growth and conveying them in easy-to-learn, practical steps, the readers' relationships with themselves, patients, co-workers, and the institutions in which they work will be transformed. They'll see their place in medicine differently and be better able to deal with others in a way that can turn any encounter into a healing situation. First, Heal Thyself was written by a physician and a nurse two authors integrating three disciplines of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Each author is well-established in their field and is highly experienced in personal and organizational healing. With over thirty years of combined experience in healthcare and healing work, they inject a human prescription for what ails medicine. This is the first book to look at healthcare from the inside out, changing the system by starting with the true essence of healing: relationships. It pioneers the idea that a healer's relationship to others is an extension of their relationship to themselves.
A Caregiver's New Approach to Recovery from Stroke, Aneurysm, And Traumatic Brain Injuries
Author: Madonna Siles,Lawrence J. Beuret
Pubpsher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
A Caregiver’s Tale When Eve suffered a near-fatal brain aneurysm, Madonna Siles, her housemate and friend, too quickly found herself making critical short- and long-term medical care decisions without any help. When the insurance and financial resources ran out and the conventional therapy providers discharged zombie-like Eve to the homecare of a solitary caregiver, both their futures seemed hopeless. Instead of giving up, Madonna Siles drew on life experience and her marketing career to develop a rehabilitation program that harnessed the power of the subconscious mind. Using motivational techniques borrowed from the advertising world, she appealed to Eve’s subconscious to bypass the brain damage and restore normal functioning. In three short years, even the doctors were amazed at Eve’s recovery and return to a near-normal life. Part memoir, part recovery manual, Brain, Heal Thyself is a guidebook for thousands of shell-shocked individuals who suddenly find themselves having to make life and death decisions for those they love. With humor, warmth, and arresting honesty, Madonna Siles’s lively narrative closely examines not only the patient’s recovery, but also the crucial role of caregivers—and the emotional, financial, and practical pressures they face.
Pubpsher: University of Toronto PressHigher education
The preoccupation with rising expenditures has given rise to market-based strategies in the reform of health care in the West. There has been little research into the efficacy of such commercial thinking in health care provision. This book assesses the major claims of health management in the profit and non-profit sectors.