TTC Video - The Science of Natural Healing
Course No. 1986 | .MP4, MPEG4, 846 kbps, 426x320 | English, AAC, 96 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | 4.69 GB
Lecturer: Professor Mimi Guarneri M.D.
In the 21st century, the Western paradigm for healthcare is changing. Notwithstanding the great strengths of medical science, many people now have concerns about key features of our health-care system-among them, the widespread use of medical drugs and a relative deemphasis on preventive care.
But traditional Western medicine is not the only healing system rooted in science. Medical systems from other cultures, including those of India and China, have used natural treatments for centuries, some of which are now directly influencing our own health-care professions. These approaches not only emphasize healing with natural substances, but devote considerable attention to illness prevention and healthful living by considering the whole person rather than just targeting a condition.
What is the most effective way to nurture your own optimal health? Are there sound alternatives to the drugs so common in our health-care system, which can carry unwanted consequences and side effects? What about the range of natural methods, such as herbal medications, micronutrients, and the use of food itself as medicine? Are these approaches valid? And, if so, can we integrate the best of Western medicine with the best natural treatments to enjoy prime health and longevity?
In The Science of Natural Healing, board-certified cardiologist Dr. Mimi Guarneri, founder of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, leads you in a compelling and practical exploration of holistic approaches to healthcare, introducing you to the many nature-based treatments and methods that are both clinically proven and readily available to you. In 24 incisive and revealing lectures, you look deeply into the science behind natural treatments and preventive healthcare, including how medical conditions ranging from high blood pressure to heart disease and diabetes can be treated naturally with remarkable effectiveness.
You also discover, perhaps surprisingly, that a large number of ailments and illnesses that we usually accept as part of life are in fact directly linked to lifestyle factors-and that positive changes in lifestyle, diet, and physical activity can have a major effect in both preventing and treating illness.
By probing the underlying causes for common medical conditions such as inflammation, high cholesterol, arthritis, and migraines, and the range of natural ways to treat them-including the use of improved nutrition, plant substances, supplements, and stress-reduction techniques-The Science of Natural Healing leaves you with a rich spectrum of choices and possibilities for your own healthcare, as well as practical tools for creating a truly healthful lifestyle.
Healing the Whole Human Being
As a guiding context for your study of natural healing, you learn about a new paradigm for healthcare, as embodied in the field of integrative holistic medicine. ("Holistic" simply means "whole.") Integrative holistic medicine takes a large view, focusing on the whole person-aiming to prevent and treat illness through a full-spectrum approach that looks deeply at the factors of your genetic makeup, environment, lifestyle, nutrition, physical activity, and psychology.
1. Shifting the Health-Care Paradigm
2. Understanding Holistic Integrative Medicine
3. You Are More Than Your Genes
4. Food Matters
5. Not All Foods Are Created Equal
6. Natural Approaches to Inflammation
7. Food Sensitivity and the Elimination Diet
8. Vitamins and Supplements
9. Herbal Remedies
10. Lowering Cholesterol Naturally
11. Treating High Blood Pressure Naturally
12. Treating Diabetes Naturally
13. Stress and the Mind-Body Connection
14. Turning Stress into Strength
15. Meditation, Yoga, and Guided Imagery
16. Natural Approaches to Mental Health
17. Biofield Therapies
18. The Power of Love
19. Spirituality in Health
20. Components of Spiritual Wellness
21. Applying the Lessons of Natural Healing
22. Ecology and Health
23. Healthy People, Healthy Planet
24. You Are Your Own Best Medicine