This blog is about transformative radiant health of individuals and communities! It is about how we need to think differently about what health means, how health care is organized and delivered.
In this blog we will discuss ideas around optimal health, the transformation of medicine, an a deep ecological view of health + wellness.
I am a practising ER physician in a busy urban Emergency Department in Vancouver. I am also a co-founder of Connect Health – a unique integrative + functional medicine centre.
Ultimately, what is health? The WHO (World Health Organization) defines it as the following: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Health is not merely the absence of disease. It is a positive asset that enables us… Read more
There is a revolution that is underfoot that is going to change how we understand our bodies, approach our health and how medicine will be practiced. This coming revolution is being powered by a super-convergence of technology and empowered consumers. Advances in biotechnology now allows us to sequence your genome… Read more
Medicine is undergoing a major paradigm shift from a reactive, organ based diagnosis and disease management system to an engaged, proactive, molecular based systems approach. This is being called “4P Medicine: Personalized, Predictive Preventive, Preventive and Participatory. This new medicine is emerging from the rapidly growing new science of systems… Read more
The World Health Organization estimates that by between 2000 and 2050, the world’s population over 60 years of age will double from 11% to 22%. This amounts to an increase from 605 million to 2 billion persons over the age of 60. We as a society are woefully ill-prepared for… Read more
We live in an increasingly noisy environment with countless distractions. There is so much environmental noise, mental noise in our modern lifestyles that stillness, quiet and calm focus is become a rarity. All this noise creates a low-level chronic stress on our physical and nervous systems. Chronic stress is a… Read more
What is stress? We all feel it, we can’t escape it, but what is it actually and how does it affect us? Stress is the physiological response to the perception of a real or imagined threat to your body or self. The key point here is perception. An external event… Read more