Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women’s health and wellness community OwningPink.com. Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can’t quit your calling. This epiphany launched her on a journey of discovery that led her to become a leader in the field of mind/body medicine, which she blogs about at OwningPink.com and is writing about in her third book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, 2013).
She teaches both patients and health care professionals how to make the body ripe for miracles by healing the mind and being healthy in all aspects of life, not just by promoting healthy behaviors like good nutrition, exercise, and adequate sleep, but by encouraging health and authenticity in relationships, work, creative expression, spirituality, sexuality, finances, and living environment. She is leading a revolution to feminize how health care is received and delivered by encouraging collaboration, fostering self-healing, reconnecting health care and spirituality, empowering patients to tap into the mind’s power to heal the body, and encouraging women not to settle for being merely well, but to strive for living vital, joyful, authentic lives full of “mojo.”
When not spreading the word, she chills out, paints, does yoga, and hikes in Marin County, CA with her husband and daughter.
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I’m sure that you are familiar with the old adage that you are what you eat. However, have you considered that you are what you think, especially when it comes to your health? Whether you have or haven’t thought about your health lately, you are sure to be thinking in a way you’ve never done by the end of her speech. Dr. Kamilah Stevenson’s unique approach to this topic leaves you planning how to quickly make changes to ensure a successful future.
Dr. Kamilah provokes you to finally take responsibility for your health rather than leaving it to chance or having to respond to a health scare. She even pulls the responsibility out of the hands of doctors, who she proves will not always have the answers or real solutions for you to live a quality life. Her realistic approach in pointing out how we have been careless in our pursuit towards a quality life makes you reconsider everything.
This witty and convicting TEDx talk will indeed serve as a wake up call for you. You’re new way of thinking will ultimately help to catapult you into a way of living that you may have never imagined or thought possible before watching this talk. Dr. Kamilah captures your attention instantly by sharing her personal health journey that will be sure to compel you to start thinking about your health much differently.
Learn more about Kamilah at kamilahstevenson.com Dr. Kamilah Stevenson is a cutting-edge communicator and an advocate for healthy living on a mission to help others reach the pinnacle of success. She continually aims to exhibit herself as a powerful leader with a keen understanding of people and how to influence them into greatness.
She is professionally trained as a degreed counselor, medical researcher and a certified John Maxwell coach. Utilizing her professional trainings and experiences, she has established a national platform for the education, promotion and enhancement of physical and mental wellness in its entirety.
Dr. Kamilah has dedicated her life to learning; consequently, she has become the standard of a life filled with discipline, purpose, passion and brilliance. She continues to expand her authority in achieving and maintaining optimum health in mind, body, soul and spirit. Her candid and refreshing style provokes and equips audiences for real change and tangible results. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Have you watched Sicko already? It is very worth doing so.
In order to help put the health problem we are living in better perspective, let me share now some of the insights and advice that Bill Clinton gave us in San Francisco recently at the Healthetc event sponsored by California Pacific Medical Center and KCBS.
Some of the speech highlights:
1) Clinton’s great overview of key comparative data:
* 16 vs 10-11: % GDP spent on health care in the US vs. other industrialized countries. This percentage difference equals around $800 billion annually!
* 84 vs 100: % population with some form of health insurance in the US vs. other countries
* 34 and 37: ranking of the US system as measured by health outcomes and life expectancy, respectively
* 34 vs 19: % health care costs spent on administration in the US vs. other countries
2) President Clinton then outlined the 3 main problems with US Healthcare as follows, empathizing that any serious, long-term solution needs to address these 3 elements as a whole:
* immoral unequal coverage, where a large percentage of citizens lack access to quality care
* inefficient system: we pay more for less, as you could see in Sicko
* we still focus more on disease than on health. But he is hopeful about an increasing focus on wellness, absolutely necessary to alleviate future cost pressures
3) Now, let’s reflect on couple of (approximate) quotes with profound wisdom
* “I am a testimonial for the best of American medicine. Given my heart problems, it is a miracle I am here with you today. These days I cannot stay more than 5 minutes in a bad mood, because I remind myself how fortunate I am simply to be alive”
* (when people were clapping and cheering to easy “sound bites” while he was still trying to make a complex point) “Please stop. I don’t want you to boo or cheer, simply to think on your own”
In the afternoon, after his speech, we spent some time talking with health providers and attending some panels, such as the one put together by the Alzheimer’s Association on ways to prevent or delay Alzheimer’s.
We were surprised at the amount of education still needed to make the medical and health community incorporate science-based advice on lifelong learning and mental stimulation on top of “traditional” advice around nutrition and physical exercise. The Alzheimer’s Association is being one of the pioneers with their “Maintain Your Brain” campaign, suggesting a comprehensive set of health and wellness guidelines we should all follow:
1) Stay mentally active: “Mentally stimulating activities strengthen brain cells and the connections between them, and may even create new nerve cells.”
2) Remain socially active: “Social activity not only makes physical and mental activity more enjoyable, it can reduce stress levels, which helps maintain healthy connections among brain cells”
3) Stay physically active: “Physical exercise is essential for maintaining good blood flow to the brain as well as to encourage new brain cells. It also can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes, and thereby protect against those risk factors for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.”
4) Adopt a brain-healthy diet: “Research suggests that high cholesterol may contribute to stroke and brain cell damage. A low fat, low cholesterol diet is advisable. And there is growing evidence that a diet rich in dark vegetables and fruits, which contain antioxidants, may help protect brain cells.”
No doubt, Bill Clinton would agree with the importance of these guidelines to ensure Baby Boomers can age in a healthy way and prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed with Alzheimer’s related costs.
Let’s watch with attention what the presidential candidates propose to deal with this situation.
The speaker is very passionate about exercise, nutrition and health. He reflects that in the talk.
Jason found his passion for athletics, health, and fitness at an early age. Throughout his childhood, Jason’s athletic career revolved around basketball and baseball. When he reached high school, Jason decided he would one day like to enlist in the military, which led him to focus on his increasing his overall health and fitness on a regular basis. Inevitably, his enrollment in the military did not occur. But all the training he had done in preparation for the military left Jason in the best shape of his life, and that is when he truly realized his passion for health, fitness, and endurance sports. Jason started pursing a career in the health and fitness field at a local community college, and then transferred to Rowan University, where he also ran cross-country. Juggling academics, athletics, and a part-time job as a personal trainer was difficult, but it allowed Jason to realize that balancing all aspects of life is a challenge most health and fitness enthusiasts face
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Adolescence is a critical stage of development during which physical, intellectual, emotional, and psychological changes occur. While adolescence is a relatively healthy period of life, adolescents begin to make lifestyle choices and establish behaviors that affect both their current and future health. During this transition from childhood to adulthood, serious health and safety issues such as motor vehicle crashes, violence, substance use, and risky sexual behaviors can adversely affect adolescents and young adults. Parents have an important role in helping their adolescents stay healthy, but there are other influences on the choices adolescents make. Of the 42 million U.S. adolescents, age 10-19 years, 91% are enrolled in school, making schools and academic institutions an ideal place to foster lifelong healthy behaviors. Other community level interventions can also make the healthy choice the easy choice.
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does it feel like? You know, many people think that wellness is the absence of
disease but I think its more than that. I think wellness is when you feel
energetic, vital, and playful; when you wake in the morning and you feel
terrific; when you can go through your whole day and you have energy; when you
go to bed at night without any aches and pains and you feel like you have lived
and accomplished the things that youve wanted. Thats what wellness is.
When I meet most people, they usually tell me
they are just fine; that they are doing terrific. But, as I get to know the
person I find out that they are on four medications, have this health concern,
are dealing with that disease, and are going to the doctor frequently. Its
amazing how often this occurs. These people are not experiencing wellness.
Many people seem to be in denial when you first
talk to them about their health, but as you get to know them you find out
exactly whats going on in their life. The truth of the matter is we are not
getting healthier as a society. In fact, we are getting worse over time.
Because of our lifestyles and our diets overall, we are dealing with huge
problems with our health.
What does it feel like? You know, many people
think that wellness is the absence of disease but I think its more than that.
I think wellness is when you feel energetic, vital, and playful; when you wake
in the morning and you feel terrific; when you can go through your whole day
and you have energy; when you go to bed at night without any aches and pains
and you feel like you have lived and accomplished the things that youve
wanted. Thats what wellness is.
TO FEEL TIRED, SICK AND GLOOMY. NOW, WE ALL HAVE DAYS LIKE THAT, BUT THE
OVERALL GOAL IS TOFEEL TERRIFIC, BE ENERGETIC
AND TO HAVE A LIFE WORTH LIVING. HOW DO YOU DO THAT? DO ISSOMETHING!
It doesnt matter what it is, as long as its
something that is going to promote your health. Taking small steps is really
okay. Making huge changes and deciding to totally change your life is the thing
that usually doesnt work.
Lets look at the small
things you can do to change your lifestyle to improve your health and
experience some wonderful returns over time.
Now if you are like
me, youve tried this before. Youve
tried to change, tried to get healthy and avoid eating those
sweet treats and have probably failed. How many new years resolutions have
gone by? How many diets have you tried? How many exercise programs have you
started and then you decided not to do it anymore?
THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT YOU HAVE TO
GET OUT OF YOUR BOX! YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE. YOU NEED
TO CHANGE. AND THIS IS VERY STRESSFUL! MAYBE NOT CONSCIOUSLY, BUT OVER TIME YOU
REVERT BACK TO THE ORIGINAL BEHAVIOR BECAUSE ITS MORE COMFORTABLE.
So what you need to do is
come up with a way to overcome this stress so that you can do the things that
you really want to do to achieve optimum health. One of the biggest
obstacles people have to overcome when they are trying to create new behaviors
is they think they have to accomplish 100% of the change. Theyve got
to do that diet exactly and work out seven days a weekwithout fail. Theyve got to do something
huge and that creates unrealistic demands on them.
What we want to do is not try
so hard to be perfect, but realize we are going to do just the best we
can. I call that Strive for
Ninety Five. You see, reaching for 95% gives you a little
bit of wiggle room. So, if you go to the movies and have some popcorn and a
small drink, is it the end of the world? Probably not!
Say one day you just dont feel like working
out after being consistent for awhile. That might be okay, so long as you pick
yourself up and start again the next day. Thats striving for 95%. So allow
yourself to do the best you can and forgive yourself for the rest. Wellness is
just a decision away.
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At OhioHealth, we believe health and wellness is an ongoing journey, with ups and downs, challenges and triumphs. We believe wellness and sickness are both lifelong partnership with your healthcare provider. Because at OhioHealth, we believe your best health is always within reach.