Health is the most vital aspect of our lives. Those currently in charge of health
are feeling overwhelmed. A recent New York Times editorial quoted one physician,
Saeed Siddiqui: "I love being a doctor but I hate practicing medicine." Seemingly, a significant majority of those currently "responsible" for our health feel that the American medical system has become just a sweatshop. How sad and worrisome that medical care is at the point that the emphasis is more on "wealth" than "health."

It is easy to put the blame on the medical profession, the drug companies, the insurance companies, the institutions of care, etc., but the truth is that we, as a nation, have given these "institutions" their power and authority. Very simply, we created the "health" – or lack of it! The time has come to reclaim our power, take back responsibility for our health, be active participants, be aware of our bodies and in charge of the care given this sacred vessel that is our body.

The physician’s responsibility is to diagnose, consult and give options. Then the decision is ours. In general, medical attention is superb in acute and emergency situations. In chronic diseases, emergency medicine is not likely to solve the basic problem. If what is being recommended in such situations does not ring true for our body, it is time to seek other choices. If each of us makes the choice of health, it will ripple out to change the health of the nation.

We are all Divine beings with a Divine purpose – perfect as we are – but we were given "choice" as how we maintain healthy bodies.

My goal is to offer choices for obtaining and maintaining good health for all.

Consider, then, these essential
health habits
:

• No smoking.
• Body
Mass Index of 18 to 24. If you are 10 pounds overweight, you will probably
do fine. As the pounds increase, so do the risks of most diseases and of early
death. Go to the internet and look up the charts. It’s easy to do!
• At
least 5 servings of fruits or vegetables daily
• Exercise
a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days a week

Embrace health with:

• Responsibility for and caring for your body.
• An
attitude of gratitude for being alive and having the choice of habits
• Choosing
to be healthy in all areas of your life.

We do not need more physicians! We need more competent health practitioners: teachers, motivators, trainers and coaches of health. These practitioners are solidly grounded in the principles and practice of abundant health on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. They are equipped to shepherd, coach, encourage and teach individuals taking responsibility for seeking real health care. "Healthy health" does not require drugs or surgery. It requires simple personal responsibility for choices of habits and life style!

To meet the needs of Americans, Holos University is beginning a new training program designed to spur a Health Renaissance.

"HEALTH RENAISSANCE" with DR. NORM SHEALY – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, tickets $26 now, $29 at door – C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is a noted neurosurgeon, inventor and author. He is president of Holos University Seminary and president of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine. Dr. Shealy was instrumental in creating The American Holistic Medical Association, which emphasizes the spiritual component of healing. In 1973, he and the Rev. Henry Rucker founded, The Science of Mind Church of Chicago in recognizing the need to incorporate spirituality into medical practice. It became the International Science of Mind Church for Spiritual Healing, which created Holos University Graduate Seminary, offering masters and doctoral programs in Spiritual Healing and Energy Medicine. In 1971 he founded the first comprehensive, holistic clinic for management of pain and stress management. The Shealy Institute became the most successful and most cost-effective pain clinic in the U.S. His current research emphasizes the potential for using spiritual energetics to enhance health and longevity. He is the author of 23 books, the latest of which are Life Beyond 100: Secrets of the Fountain of Youth and Soul Medicine, and Pony Wisdom for the Soul. He produced The Secret Code, a movie on the benefits of complementary and integrative Medicine. Visit www.hugs-edu.org or www.normshealy.com and www.holosuniversity.org.

Dr. C. Norman Shealy
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., D. Sc., FACS, DABNS, is founder and president of the International Institute of Holistic Medicine, president of Shealy Wellness, LLC and Holos Energy Medicine Education. He is editor of the Journal of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine and founding president of the American Holistic Medical Association. He has numerous patents in Energy Medicine and is a bestselling author having published 35 books and over 350 articles. Dr. Shealy's innovations include Spinal Cord Stimulation, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), the RejuvaMatrix® for rejuvenating telomeres, and Transcutaneous Acupuncture, which also rejuvenates telomeres. His clinical work includes comprehensive holistic management of pain, depression, anxiety and cardiovascular problems.

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