Dispelling Urban Health Myths

Dispelling Urban Health Myths

By Esther Konigsberg
Hamilton Jewish News


In my Integrative Medicine practice I often see health conscious patients who are interested in pursuing the best possible health and well-being. Influenced by social media, the media at large or lay “health experts” perpetuating urban health myths, many people are misinformed about issues that directly affect their health. In this article, I will dispel three myths to help you get to the true bottom line.

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How to stop being a stress junkie

How to stop being a stress junkie

By Maureen Halushak
Chatelaine


To look at Karen Rempel a year ago, you’d think she was the queen of Zen. The Vancouver 46-year-old practised yoga, meditated daily and ran at least three times a week. She also avoided jitter-inducing sugar and caffeine. But despite these healthy habits, she couldn’t shake the feeling that her life was out of control. The combination of long hours at work as a writer, a gruelling commute and volunteer commitments was starting to take its toll.
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The Dangers of Stress and How to Handle Your Stress

The Dangers of Stress and How to Handle Your Stress

By Samantha Kemp-Jackson
Parents Canada


The world keeps turning we were once told, and boy does it ever. In 2012, the pace of life continues to increase and that precious “down time” that many of us look for doesn’t seem to be anywhere on the horizon.

The advent of the Internet, and the subsequent 24-hour news cycle, has given birth to the Information Age with everything at our fingertips. Digital technology’s spread to the lives of everyday folks means that we sometimes surf the web for hours – watching movies, emailing and gathering information. At the outset of this new era, a decade or two ago, this was enticing. But it’s wearing thin.
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Bringing Integrative Medicine into Medical School

Bringing Integrative Medicine into Medical School

by Philip Rouchotas MSc, ND
Integrated Healthcare Practitioners, October 2011


Integrated Healthcare Practitioners set out with a mission of bridging the gap between conventionally trained and integrative healthcare providers. Dr Esther Konigsberg, MD is single- handedly delivering major advances towards that mission. With an undergraduate degree from McGill in Psychobiology completed in 1980, Esther went on to receive her medical training (school and residency in family medicine) from McMaster in 1985. By the early 1990s her interest in integrative medicine had peaked and she began expanding her tool bag by pursuing training in a variety of areas outside the domain of conventional medicine.
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