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January 6, 2014 - Vol. 24, Issue 18

Healthy Update provides the latest news, expert articles and resources on wellness, healthy living, and integrative medic ine. A weekly service of HealthWorld Online since 1997.
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The Sleep-Heart Connection
Here's some serious and important news about sleep and heart health: there's yet more evidence of a link between sleeplessness and heart disease. The results of a large-scale study show that people who suffer from insomnia are at higher risk for heart attacks. The study, which was conducted by scientists at the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, included 52,610 men and women, who began by answering a survey that included questions about their sleep.      View more

Burzynski, the Movie
Burzynski, the Movie is the story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest, and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food & Drug Administration in American history.His victorious battles with the United States government were centered around Dr. Burzynski's gene-targeted cancer medicines he discovered in the 1970's called Antineoplastons, which have currently completed Phase II FDA-supervised clinical trials in 2009. When Antineoplastons are approved, it will mark the first time in history a single scientist, not a pharmaceutical company, will hold the exclusive patent and distribution rights on a paradigm-shifting medical breakthrough. Antineoplastons are responsible for curing some of the most incurable forms of terminal cancer.
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The Wellness Inventory has a New Look - Check out our new website at
We are excited to announce that we have completed a total redesign of our Wellness Inventory marketing site ( Please check out the new messaging through our Flash introduction, new interactive wellness wheel, new icons for the key interactive tools in the program, and other new features. We hope you enjoy the new site.      View more

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WEBINAR: "CREATING WELLNESS" - Nov. 17, 2011  (3-4 ET)

Are you ready to focus on creating wellness rather than focusing on disease and risk management? Are you looking for an innovative, holistic approach to wellness?

Learn how the Wellness Inventory program (, a whole person model for sustainable lifestyle change, can support your clients, patients, or employees in improving their level of overall personal wellbeing. We will also discuss our coach certification training. Health practitioners, nurses, social workers, wellness and life coaches, as well as fitness, spa, and wellness professionals welcome. Wellness Inventory


When: Thursday Nov. 17th - 3:00-4:00 pm ET  (2-3 CT, 1-2 MT, 12-1 PT)

Cost: Free

Presenter: Jim Strohecker, President, WellPeople, & co-creator, Wellness Inventory Certification Training

For more information, contact or call 310-823-9553.


Continuing our Wellness Journey - Feeling
Wellness Inventory This week our journey focuses on Feeling, the 6th of 12 keys to wellness in the Wellness Inventory. We experience feelings and emotions from well before the event of our birth. They can be intense, or frightening, or wonderful. They can also be the most misunderstood, and consequently mistreated, gifts we have as human beings. We judge them, repress them, discount them, drug them, worship them, and run from them. Yet, what a bore to be without them! Life fully lived is life filled with feeling! View more

Simply Well - "Watch Your Words" - John W. Travis, MD, MPH
It is true that your words create your world. As you look around your surroundings, you are talking to yourself about everything you see. Your language structures your reality. In "Watch Your Words" John W. Travis, M.D., M.P.H., documents self-programming that heals - based on research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology that verifies that thoughts and emotions directly affect the strength of the immune system.      View more

Staying Healthy Tips - "10 Tips for Eating Healthy at Work & School" - Elson Haas, MD
Everyday choices impact the quality of your health. In "10 Tips for Eating Healthy at Work & School" Elson M. Haas, M.D. addresses how to effectively change habits to those that support your health, vitality, and optimum weight.      View more


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"Three Lifesaving Treatments from HONEST MEDICINE and How I Chose Them" - Julia Schopick
This idea is NOT out there so I am asking you to think of a conceptual idea that I believe is coming and explains a lot as to why vegetarian type diets differ from animal diets. I want to understand why Dr Esselstyn is having success with completely reversing heart disease, and why Bill Clinton is going to see Dr. Esselstyn to reverse his coronoary artery disease.     View more

What Will Work for Me? - "Lyme Disease in Iceman and Birds" - John Whitcomb, MD
Did you know the average person wastes approximately 90 glasses of water every day by leaving the tap running while they brush their teeth? That means in the United States alone, we’re literally pouring down the drain as much as 27 billion glasses of clean, drinkable water every day, just brushing our teeth.    View more

Integrator Blog - "Healthpoint's Tom Trompeter: Opportunities for Integrative Medicine in a Patient-Centered Medical Home "
Some integrative medicine leaders view the patient centered medical home (PCMH) as an optimal environment for expressing an integrative practice. Obama's Affordable Care Act included specific language that invited operators of PCMHs to include chiropractors, and licensed complementary, alternative and integrative practitioners. An exceptional resource in this area is Tom Trompeter, MHA, the CEO of Healthpoint. The 12 center network, formerly the Community Health Centers of King County, is not only quite advanced in its development of what Trompeter prefers to call a "patient-centered healthcare home." For 15 years, Healthpoint has included diverse natural medicine offerings such as acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, massage therapy and behavioral health care. Trompeter offers his reflections on the nature of the PCMH paradigm and what it asks of both practitioners, and those who would educate them for participation in this emerging model.      View more

"The Integrator Blog" offers News, Reports, Opinions and Networking for the Business, Education, Policy and Practice of Integrative Medicine, CAM and Integrative Health Care, from Publisher/Editor John Weeks.

Find a Counselor or Psychotherapist
Ranked as one of the top therapist directories on the web, is an association of mental health professionals from over 30 countries worldwide who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy. was founded in an effort to address and prevent therapists from misusing their power, getting their own needs met at the expense of their clients, violating boundaries, and treating clients in punitive and condescending ways. Good Therapy As an advocate for healthy psychotherapy, educates the public about the differences between healthy and unhealthy psychotherapy practices and promotes collaborative and non-pathologically based approaches within the professional community. maintains the highest membership requirements, individually verifying that each applicant meets strict educational, licensure, and philosophical guidelines.
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ASEA: What Your Body Craves
Science has discovered that Redox Signaling molecules are absolutely essential to life, staying balanced and well, and slowing down the aging process. There are only 2 places that these molecules exist: in the cells of your body and in a bottle of ASEA.

To learn more about how this amazing breakthrough product can greatly transform your health and turn back the hands of time, go to: and


Raw Food Materia Medica - "Cabbage" - Brigitte Mars
Cabbage, a member of the Mustard Family, is derived from wild cabbages brought from Asia by roving Celts around 600 BC. Cabbage contains fiber, protein, histamine, beta carotene, folic acid, vitamins B1, B6, C, K, U (after its ability to heal ulcers), bioflavonoids, calcium, fluorine, iodine, iron, potassium, and sulfur. Cabbage contains indoles, which may help prevent breast cancer by inhibiting estrogens from stimulating tumor growth. It also contains monoterpenes, which are antioxidants that give protection against heart disease and cancer. Cabbage is esteemed as alterative, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, circulatory stimulant, muscle builder, and diuretic.      View More         View Complete Raw Food Materia Medica

There's a Yogi in the Kitchen: "The Yogi's Secret Ingredient" - Siri Ved Kaur Khalsa
Regardless of what ingredients are used, if the cook's consciousness is not prayerful, loving, or joyful ... that food will not be a healing food. Period. It is important to have a state of mind that is free of anger when you are preparing any meal. Instead be filled with heartfelt love for those (including the self!) who will be eating the food, joy in its preparation, and, most importantly, a sense of the Divine coming into the food. In "The Yogi's Secret Ingredient" Siri-Ved Kaur Khalsa shows why restaurant food becomes so tiring. It only satisfies the belly; rarely does it elevate, nurture, and heal.      View More


Wholistic Spiritual Healing - "The Body (Part 6): Physical, bodymind, energetic, and potential doorway to spiritual awareness" - Daniel Benoir, MD
It is estimated that only 5% of our brain capacity is within conscious awareness. This means that we have another 95% of brain/consciousness capacity we can tap. In "The Body (Part 6): Physical, bodymind, energetic, and potential doorway to spiritual awareness" Daniel J. Benor, M.D. explains how Applied Kinesiology (AK) provides methods for using the body to facilitate access to the unconscious mind. When you are emotionally upset, as in depression, anxiety or anger, your body becomes weaker. If you think about something that is distressing, your muscles will reflect this.     View more

Mind Body Health - "Good Humor, Good Health" - David Sobel, MD
When was the last time you laughed really hard - a hearty, sidesplitting belly laugh that suddenly grabbed you and sent you reeling out of control? Or you laughed so hard that you forgot what triggered it, leaving you laughing without reason? Modern science is beginning to confirm that this kind of laughter is not only enjoyable, it's also health-promoting, reports Dr. David Sobel in "Rx: Good Humor, Good Health." Laughter is an invigorating tonic that heightens and brightens mood, gently releasing us from tensions and social constraints. Dr. Sobel brings us up to date on what the research on humor shows and how we can use humor to stay healthy.      View more


Essential Travel Kit - Elizabeth Essentials Essential Travel Kit - Don't Leave Home Without It!
Elizabeth Essentials is proud to announce the birth of our newest and coolest product! The Essential Travel Kit - with 3 important therapeutic 15 ml essential oil sprays. Here's what's inside that cute, glide-lock bag:

  • Serene Spray - Jet lagged or stressed from travel? - Calm yourself with Serene
  • Rapid Relief Spray - Cramped from sitting too long? - Soothe sore muscles with Rapid-Relief.
  • ImmuAir Spray - Breathing stale, bacteria-filled air? - Purify your air space with ImmuAir.
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    A Deeper Approach to Employee Wellness and Performance
    Wellness Inventory Are you ready to go beyond conventional HRAs and "wellness" programs limited to exercise and nutrition tips? Wellbeing is far more than preventing disease and managing risks. The Wellness Inventory is a whole person program for employee wellness and a system for creating a culture of wellbeing in your organization. Its proven approach is now available online.

    Praised as a "foundational wellness toll" by Stanford Research Institute, Wellness Inventory helps individuals to gain insight into personal motivations as well as the state of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Deeper awareness is transformed into new, sustained behaviors for optimal living.

    The acclaimed online program includes a unique Assessment, Wellness Plan, Journal, Virtual Coach with custom email reminders, Self-Study Center, Resource Centers and Progress Tracker. It can be customized for your executives, managers and employees. We also provide consultation for developing Engagement Strategies, Management Training and Certification Training.

    The Wellness Inventory program is licensed by companies and organizations in the corporate, healthcare, educational, and government sectors. Create a culture of wellbeing for your organization. Visit


    Incorporate a Wellness Dimension into Your Healthcare Practice
    Wellness Inventory With health care reform emphasizing wellness and prevention, the focus of many healthcare practices in the near future will be to support people in creating wellness rather than treating disesase. For many professionals this will be a clear departure from the disease-focused practices with which they are familiar. A new breed of health professional will be practicing "wellness medicine" and utilizing wellness coaches (or be trained as coaches themselves) to encourage self-responsiblity for our own health and wellbeing, and to support us in mapping our own personal wellness solutions.

    The Wellness Inventory, a pioneering assessment and life-balance program, offers professional licensing to health professionals, wellness professionals, therapists, social workers, wellness coaches, and life coaches. We also offer a Certification Training to certify professionals as Wellness Inventory Facilitators or Wellness Inventory Coaches.     
    Wellness Inventory Licensing      Wellness Inventory Certification Training

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