Physical activity is a well known antidote for the everyday stresses of life not to mention chronic stress. We learn to seek that anxiety release in physical activity or take comfort in a box of cookies depending on how we have been habituated to cope with stress. If an individual also has familial genetic predispositions, it can be more crucial to stave off inherited propensities for say diabetes, high cholesterol, etc with keeping a strong and healthy body.
Let’s face it for some the thought of hitting the trail after a long jaunt to the doctor’s office or just anxiety due to unexpected test results is not only unappealing but not our first choice to de-stress. As you can see from the photos, some of our members aspire to maintain a healthy body to not only keep strong but raise awareness of the SWF and the endeavors to educate, empower and improve lives through research.
Welcome to a rich and diverse source of information to enlighten and uplift you as you search for answers to the wellness side of life! We provide...you decide.
Chiropractic Neurology is defined as the field of functional neurology that engages the internal and external environment of the individual in a structured and targeted approach to affect positive changes in the neuraxis and consequent physiology and behavior.
To find a Chiropractor that is certified by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board click here:
Functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with primary intervention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic diseases. Having a more patient centered approach addresses the whole person not just a set of symptoms. Practitioners spend time with the patient get detailed family histories and review genetic, environmental, lifestyle factors that can influence long term health and complex disease. Functional medicine focuses on the health and wellness that is unique to each person. The functional medicine practitioner looks to restore imbalances through the use of both “western” medicine and what are sometimes called “alternative” or “integrative” medicine.
The Institute for Functional Medicine(IFM) provides a list of practitioners who have completed a week long course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice. The IFM is interested in helping patients find healthcare professionals who are familiar with the concepts and approaches of functional medicine . Here is a great article to learn more about functional medicine. To find a practitioner who has completed this course click here: http://www.functionalmedicine.org/findfmphysician/index.asp
Healing the New Childhood Epidemics, Kenneth Bock, MD and Cameron Stauth, Ballantine Books, Random House, Inc. New York, N.Y., 2008 ISBN 978-0-345-49451-1: A Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders, Autism: ADHD, Asthma, Allergies.
Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines, Stephen Cummings and Dana Ullman, MPH. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, Penguin Group, New York, N.Y. 1997/2004 ISBN 0-87477-843-3: Safe and effective remedies for you and your family.
Integrative Pediatrics, Timothy P. Culbert MD and Karen Olness, MD, editors. Oxford University Press. Inc. New York, N.Y. 2010 ISBN 989-0-19-538472-7: A comprehensive overview of Natural Healing Power, Whole Person Medicine, Importance of Lifestyle, and the Critical Role of the Doctor-Patient Relationship as it relates to the practice of pediatrics.
The Essential Patient Handbook, Alan B. Ettinger, MD and Deborah M. Weisbrot, MD. Demos Medical Publishing, New York, NY 2004 ISBN 1-932603-02-6 Getting the Health Care You Need from Doctors Who Know. A comprehensive and user-friendly guide which will explain how to be the most effective consumer/patient you can be. Contains sample questions for you to present to your doctor/hospital. www.demosmedpub.com
My Health Passport: Consider the following as an add on to the SWF Medical Records Binder information:
FCIC's My Health Passport is a document that should be completed by an individual (and/or their caregiver), to describe important aspects about their special health care needs. My Health Passport was designed to be shared with many types of healthcare providers, in clinic and hospital settings. It is especially useful for providing pertinent information to those who are not very familiar in providing care to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilitiesend_of_the_skype_highlighting. The forms are also available for download. They can be printed as is, or the information can be typed in before printing. English version| Spanish version. We would welcome any feedback or comments regarding your experiences with using FCIC's My Health Passport!
Healing the New Childhood Epidemics, Kenneth Bock, MD and Cameron Stauth, Ballantine Books, Random House, Inc.
Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines, Stephen Cummings and Dana Ullman, MPH. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, Penguin Group,
Integrative Pediatrics, Timothy P. Culbert MD and Karen Olness, MD, editors.
backgrounder Omega-3 Supplements: An Introduction, National Institutes of Health
Ten Healthiest Nutrition and Diet Lessons from Certified Supplement Distributor, Article Online Directory
Hospitals Starting to Recognize the Value of Massage Therapy, Massage Today
Good Alternatives: Gold-standard clinical research shows that some nontraditional medical treatments and supplements really are save and effective.
Been There, Done That - Tried and True Member Advice: Suggestions from members covering varioius topics. Please remember these are suggestions and ideas shared by fellow members; it is always recommended to check with you doctor.
Dental Sealant Toxicity: Neurocutaneous Syndrome (NCS), a dermatological and neurological disorder. by Dr. Omar M. Amin, Ph.D.
Heading off Migraine: What's the evidence for non-pharmaceutical approaches? by Gina Shaw. Article in Neurology Now, June/July 2012