Thursday, 06 August 2009 18:32
According to President Obama and his budget director, Peter Orzag, the long term economic crisis that we face is intimately linked to the spiraling increase in the cost of health care. I am not an economist, but, if this is true, then one of the most important ways to solve our long term economic problems is to cut the cost of health care or to decrease the rate at which the costs increase. There is increasing talk of a wellness oriented health care system instead of an illness based system. Folks are starting to focus on how to stay healthy as part of the solution to cutting health care costs.
So, how do we create healthier people? Drs. Deepak Chopra and Andrew Weil (both of whom are experts in the field of holistic health and western medicine) recently wrote an article in which they jointly state that 70% of the cost of health care in the US involves conditions that are preventable. The solution is to teach people how to prevent the preventable health problems by improving their lifestyle and then motivating them to put that knowledge into action. Healthier lifestyles are the key.
Have you ever asked your physician about diet, exercise, stress management, weight problems, high blood pressure, blood sugar or blood lipid problems or any other preventable health problem? If they had an idea, did it involve a medication or a brochure you could read? Did you get the sense that your doctor was the one to turn to for help in preventing preventable health issues? How would you like to be the one who could help people with these questions? Now there is a new training program to prepare you to do just that. Be a part of the solution and become a Certified Whole Health Coach™ through a new joint venture between ASHA School of Massage and the National Institute of Whole Health. Expand your ability to serve your clients and help solve our nation’s two biggest challenges.
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Dr. Stan Dawson