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.
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 biology including the study and … 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 this demographic tsunami. Part of … 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 major factor in chronic disease. … 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 is not necessarily inherently stressful … Read more
“It’s time to embrace lifestyle medicine” on the cover of the latest Time Magazine. We are at a pivotal point in the evolution of medicine where we are beginning to truly appreciate both the incredible power of modern technological medicine but also its limits. More than 70% of all chronic diseases which account for the … Read more
There is no separation really between us and the environment. There is no separation between the quality of the air we breathe and the oxygen that flows through our lungs and into every cell of our body. There is no separation between the health of our water supply in our oceans and rivers and the … Read more