by Stephanie M. Edwards, MBA, PsyD (ABD) Dear Readers, The power of belief is a fascinating area of exploration, a field that bridges faith with the physiologic basis of the body's ability to heal itself. Scientists have been captivated by two effects: the placebo effect and the nocebo effect. Whether one believes that a process … Continue reading Faith Healing: Do You Believe?
“Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line. Nature exhibits not simply a higher degree but an altogether different level of complexity.” Benoit Mandelbrot on fractal geometry What follows is a journey down the rabbit hole of looking … Continue reading Applying Fractals to Determine the Structure of Optimal Health
The liver is the most important organ in processing the macro-and micro-nutrients obtained through our diet. With the burgeoning rates of obesity in the United States (approximately one-quarter of the population has a BMI consistent with this), cirrhosis is a complication of the extra weight. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now more common than alcohol- … Continue reading The Liver: Ways to Keep It Healthy
Exploring the Causes of Chronic Fatigue: A Collaborative Approach "Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." WHO Key Points: Fatigue is a syndrome that has many potential causes. An exploration into common measures in collaboration with a provider should be sought first … Continue reading Exploring the Causes of Chronic Fatigue: A Collaborative Approach
Prevent and Treat Prediabetes (and Diabetes) with diet.
Key Points The increased incidence of COVID is associated with high-risk populations of color and with lower socioeconomic background for multiple reasons including work exposure and living situations Increases in chronic disease conditions, such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer, are found in lower socio-economic groups as well as African American and Latinx populations. These … Continue reading The COVID Pandemic Exposes Health Equity Gaps in the US