Spirituality, Medicine, and the Distortion of Christianity
Author: Joel James Shuman,Keith G. Meador
Publisher: 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.
Author: Dr Gary Steven Gautier
Category: Health & Fitness
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.
Author: Ba Dc Knox
Category: Health & Fitness
Dr Knox reveals a lifetime of personal and professional experience in a very readable format with humor and insight in Love Thine Enemas and Heal Thyself. Enemas are simple, common treatments that are effective for many conditions. Most people, even though they may be embarrassed by the procedure, do not feel negatively about enemas. Having an enema administered is something that touches the emotions far deeper than other simple medical procedures. This is the only book ever written that explores and clarifies the feelings and emotions that accompany enemas and colonic irrigations. It explaines the underlying reasons why some people love these treatments and others hate them. Love Thine Enemas and Heal Thyself explores the different directions the feelings about enemas can take. For example, did you know that enemas are usually loved by people with higher levels of education and social position, while they are hated by those with the lowest levels of education and social position? This book explores the psycological, sexual, spiritual and political aspects of enemas and colonic irrigations. Love Thine Enemas and Heal Thyself opens up feelings and thoughts never expressed in print before. Understanding feelings about enemas helps us understand our inner child and love that child. Understanding and loving ourselves, accepting our human condition, makes life more livable. Love Thine Enemas and Heal Thyself can be of immeasurable value to patients, people who have been patients and everyone dealing with patients, friends or family in this way. Buy it now.
A Doctor at the Peak of His Medical Career, Destroyed by Alcohol--and the Personal Miracle That Brought Him Back
Author: Olivier Ameisen, M.D.
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Heal Thyself is the paperback edition of The End of My Addiction—a memoir of Ameisen's struggle and a call to action. "[This book is] the story of the dazzling discovery of a cure that could soon be within reach of all . . . you must read this book." —David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PHD, author of Healing Without Freud or Prozac and Anticancer When Olivier Ameisen's book was first published, Barbara Fisher noted in The Boston Globe that "this is not your usual memoir of addiction, degradation, and redemption." His story is indeed unusual—not because he was a brilliant cardiologist who developed a profound addiction to alcohol, or because he tried numerous treatment options and none helped. His story was the story of millions of alcoholics—until he decided to take his treatment into his own hands. Searching for a cure for his deadly disease, he happened upon baclofen, a safe muscle relaxant that had recently shown promising results in studies with laboratory animals addicted to a wide variety of substances. Ameisen experimented with increasingly higher dosages until he reached a level that left him free of any craving for alcohol. That was more than six years ago. In the past year, a growing number of researchers and doctors have been inspired by Ameisen and begun prescribing baclofen and lobbying for wide-scale studies into how the drug works. Last spring, no less an authority than the leading medical journal Alcohol and Alcoholism endorsed the book. Hailing Dr. Ameisen as "a remarkable medical researcher," it summed up its assessment strongly and directly: "This book is to be recommended."
Medical Practitioners of Eighteenth-century New York
Author: Marynita Anderson,Marynita Anderson Nolosco
Publisher: 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.
What Every Practitioner Should Know about Alternative Medicine
Author: Richard Sarnat
Publisher: Herbal Free Press
Category: Alternative medicine
Author: Edward Bach
Publisher: Random House
Category: Health & Fitness
Dr Bach reveals the vital principles that are influencing some of the more advanced members of the medical profession today and will guide medical practice in the near future.
Understanding and Overcoming Illness
Author: Ian Cameron
Heal Thyself is a collection of poems that bring healing and comfort to anyone who is unhappy in their daily life or recovering from illness.Author Ian Cameron shares profound spiritual knowledge to guide you toward greater peace of mind. Cameron shows you how to reconnect with the deepest part of yourself, which is the very source of healing. Through easy-to-understand language, Cameron creatively covers topics such as: The cause and purpose of suffering How to deal with your difficult emotions Effective techniques to overcome stress and disease Increasing peace, love, and joy in your life Managing periods of crisis effectively Your true identity and how you belong to this entire creation If you are overwhelmed by the pressures of modern life or are dealing with a physical or mental health issue, Heal Thyself is for you.
Transform Your Life, Transform Your Health
Author: Pieter De Wet
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
"With our health care system at its breaking point, it is incumbent upon each of us to learn how to better take care of ourselves. Is it conceivable that disease is a blessing, not a curse--a biological solution to internal imbalances created by unresolved inner conflicts, lifestyle, environmental toxins, and infectious agents? Author and doctor Pieter J. De Wet sheds new light on why and how you get sick and guides you through the most critical steps on how to gain your health back in Heal thyself: transform your life, transform your health ... By understanding the purpose of disease and its root causes, the solutions become readily apparent. Follow Dr. De Wet's twelve-week plan, and let Heal thyself empower you to embrace these solutions and no longer feel that you are at the mercy of unpredictable and devastating scourges"--P.  of cover.
Author: Earle M.
Publisher: Compcare Publications
Category: Political Science
The author, an alcoholic doctor who has remained sober for thiry-five years, discusses his life, career, and observations on alcoholism