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July 30, 2013

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas A. Farley and Health and Hospitals Corporation President Alan D. Aviles today announced two new initiatives to expand New Yorkers access to farmers markets’ produce and increase healthy eating. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, under which a doctor and nutritionist assess the health and nutritional habits of patients and families at risk for obesity and provide “prescriptions” to consume more fruits and vegetables is being brought to New York City for the first time in a pilot program at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx and Harlem Hospital Center in Manhattan.(www.wholesomewave.org) 

NYC takes a truly visionary action step to change our “sick-care” culture to one of promoting wellness. The next step is to include the integrative healthcare practitioners and the licensed CAM providers who have nutrition in their scope of practice. We do know that medical school curriculum does not pre...

July 28, 2013

Health IS Wealth.  The realization of a return on your investment in yourself will be abundance on all levels of being, body/mind/emotion/spirit.

Investing in yourself actualizes your potential to expand your awareness of your strengths and weaknesses in your health realm.

When you invest in the areas of growth that will capitalize on your strengths and minimize your exposure to vulnerabilities in health, the obvious will occur.

You will see a robust return on your investment (ROI) in the form of happiness, productivity, creative endeavors, right relationships and right action.

This IS health!

The disruptive innovator in thinking is to invest in management of your health in the same way that you would invest in management of your wealth.

Invest in sectors of health practices that will increase your health while preserving your wealth.

Integrative healthcare practices reduce sickness and chronic disease thus lowering medical costs.

The innovative delivery system of telehealth allows consumers...

July 28, 2013

A marriage made in heaven is the age old adage to describe a perfect fit.

Telehealth and integrative healthcare is the perfect fit for the new age of health and wellness.

For the new age to manifest, we need to provide choice and access to both consumers and integrative health care providers. There needs to be a forum for them to meet each other.  Think Match.com.

The wide world of the Internet, the information superhighway, holds the key to introducing the highly efficacious, low cost practices within integrative healthcare to the cost/time conscious consumer.homeopath

Telehealth delivery systems allows the provision of healthcare services via telephones, remote patient monitoring, real-time interactive audio-video communications to assess, diagnose, consult, treat, educate or allow the care and self-management of a patient/client/consumer remotely.

Integrative healthcare practices are composed of both licensed CAM ( Complementary and Alternative Medicine) practices i.e., chiropractic and...

July 27, 2013

The benefits of the “whole person” orientation toward healing have been evident for many years now.  However, mainstream healthcare in America has not embraced the concept; nor have they included it in hospitals, medical doctors’ care plans, or insurance reimbursement models.

Consumers, however, have consistently demanded access to disciplines “other than” traditional medicine.  Those are often referred to as Complementary and Alternative Medicine, or CAM(CAM). The National Institute of Health (NIH) has a research arm called the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) funded by Congress to study these approaches as to efficacy, cost savings and effectiveness.

CAM may be about to go mainstream however, because of Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act. The ACA offers an unparalleled opportunity to incorporate integrative healthcare practitioners into the payer system and make patient access to those practitioners across the country a reality.

What is Sec. 2706?...

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