Monday, November 29, 2010

Philippine Traditional and Alternative Health Care Month

Did you know that by Presidential Proclamation #698 in 1997 the Philippines celebrate the month of November as Traditional and Alternative Health Care Month? They've already figured out prevention is more affordable than treatment so primary health care is a priority. They've also discovered that healthy lifestyles promoted in many types of complementary and alternative medicine prevent many health problems. It (CAM) can also offer effective and affordable treatments for a variety of health problems.

It reminds me of the vote in Switzerland this year that placed many forms of CAM into the nation's constitution to protect every citizen's right to them. For those of you thinking that only the primitive or unintelligent would be involved with complementary and alternative medicine I hope you don't consider the Swiss to have either of those qualities!

The rest of the world never forgot their native health systems but simply added Western medicine to their list of options. Only America has tried to make CAM illegal in order to support the profits of drug manufacturers and the medical industry. Today the tide is turning as more and more Americans turn to more natural forms of healing.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Newest CAM is Most Researched

One of the newest forms of complementary and alternative therapies is also one of the most researched. IBMT or Integrative Body-Mind Training was developed from Traditional Chinese Medicine by Dr. Yu-Yuan Tang in 1990 in China. Since then he's published more than 170 nationally and internationally peer-reviewed articles about this amazing innovation. Currently he's a visiting professor at the University of Oregon.

IBMT is the latest podcast to be added to the growing library of programs about complementary and alternative therapies at UnBreak Your Health. The interview with Dr. Tang was very informative about this amazing and very fast form of meditation or mindfulness. "The path is the goal" with IBMT.

This is also an exception in the second edition of How To UnBreak Your Health because the therapy isn't even available in the United States yet. Because of the source of IBMT and its fast-growing scientific reputation I felt it needed to be included in the book. IBMT may be very popular before the next edition comes out.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Airport Scanner Danger

One way to avoid health problems is to stay away from unhealthy environments. Now we can add staying away from airports to the list with their new full-body scanners. In case you think I'm over reacting to the new scanners there is a growing list of scientists speaking up on the issue. Last spring several scientists at the University of California at San Francisco were so worried they sent a letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology. A European press story recently quoted Dr. Michael Love at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine saying "They say the risk is minimal, but statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays."

It reminds me of all the women who were treated for breast cancer decades ago with high doses of radiation which was thought to be safe at the time. They later developed other types of cancer including bone cancer. I know this because I had a sister-in-law later die from her treatment.

While I'm the first one to want safety in our planes this is not the way to do it. The price for being politically correct and scanning everyone is going to be too high down the road.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Please "Like" The Second Edition

Sometimes I'm a little slow picking up on some of the new trends in technology. I just discovered how you can "like" my new book on Facebook. Actually the best way is to go to my page on the Barnes & Noble's website and simply click on the "like" button.

Amazing how all of this stuff works!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

First Chapter

Just learned that the new second edition of my book has been featured on First Chapter! You can read about it at FIRST CHAPTER PLUS.

First Chapter is a great way to get a taste of hundreds of books without spending a dime. It's sure a lot easier than flipping through pages at your local book store! It will save you a lot of money because you'll only buy the books you like.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Green Publishing Event Today

As part of the Green Books Campaign 2010, 200 bloggers are supporting books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 books printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper. The second edition of How To UnBreak Your Health was included: Green Review

As is so often the case, the reviewer wanted a quick and easy listing in the back so she could look up her health problem and find that "magic pill" to solve all of her problems. I let her know that real health doesn't work like that because we all have to take responsibility for our own health. To find your own path to better health doesn't mean taking someone else's shortcut. Even Dr. Oz promotes taking personal responsibility for your health. It's a difficult and major step to take but one that is worthwhile because it gives you back control over your life.

It was great for Loving Healing Press to participate in this "green" event with my book!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Green Books

Next Thursday 200 bloggers will simultaneously publish reviews of 200 books printed on environmentally-friendly paper to promote awareness about the environment and books. My publisher, Loving Healing Press, is one of the companies involved in greener business efforts so my second edition will be one of the books reviewed this year. More later!

To learn more: Eco-Libris

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Second Edition Differences

Just got an e-mail from Australia that they're having trouble getting the new, second edition of my book. This fan happened to catch me on one of the many radio interviews I've done recently. The problem is, the first edition of my book is still available in many places. Readers need to be very careful and be sure they're ordering the new book. The new edition features 339 new and updated listings in 150 different categories.

It's easy to see the difference just by the covers. The new cover has red and purple features on a yellow background. The original book was green on yellow.

The second edition title is also different: How To UnBreak Your Health. The original was simply UnBreak Your Health.

Last, the subtitle of the new second edition is Your Map to the World of Complementary and Alternative Therapies.

I just wanted to help you find the newest version of this award-winning book!