6. Redefine Your Role

You are not a “healthcare consumer.” You are a human being. You may be experiencing an illness or other health challenge right now, but remember that good health is your body’s natural state.


Designing Healthy Communities

A project of the Media Policy Center, this 4-episode investigation provides a view into the health of U.S. cities.




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A Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed-Up World

We’re living in a society that is wired up to make us sick, overweight, depressed and stressed out.We can change this mixed-up reality.We can reclaim our well-being and create a better, more blissful world.




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You Can Heal Your Life

Based on the life and work of Louise L. Hay, who taught that mental patterns and beliefs could contribute to illness in your body.




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From The Atlantic: “Lies, Damned Lies and Medical Science”

A profile of John Ioannidis, MD, chronicles a career spent challenging his peers by exposing their bad science.




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Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer

An award-winning journalist shows that much of what we think we know about healthcare is simply wrong and that economics, rather than illness, determines the medical care we receive.




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“When drugs cause the problems they are supposed to prevent”

New York Times science reporter reviews new research that certain diabetic and osteoporosis drugs, as well as the system that evaluates them, may have more risks than benefits.




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“Chronic Illness: What Works?”

Information on the three principle functional medicine therapies.




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Revolutionary Act 6: Redefine Your Role

You are not a “healthcare consumer.” You are a human being. You may be experiencing an illness or other health challenge right now, but remember that good health is your body’s natural state.




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True Blood: The Health Benefits of Lab Testing

Direct-to-consumer lab testing gives us a chance to see our biochemical realities more clearly — sometimes with surprising results.




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Not Your Average Patient

Not Your Average Patient: How Empowered Health Seekers Are Redefining Healthcare

Is healthcare something delivered by a provider when you get sick — or something you do for yourself to stay vital, healthy and well? A growing number of health seekers say “both.” Together, they’re forging an empowered new path through America’s broken medical system.




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Living Strong With Cancer

When an otherwise healthy, fit person who has “done everything right” receives a cancer diagnosis, it can feel unfair on many levels. Still, experts say, don’t ditch your healthy habits now — they may be some of your strongest allies in recovery.




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How Exercise Heals

Regular physical activity can help us recover more quickly, heal more easily, and get an edge over all kinds of disease and injury. In fact, exercise may just be nature’s best medicine.




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