Is Holistic Lifestyle Change a Key to World Peace?

By Madiha Saeed, MD, Contributing Writer

Earth Human FieldsWith news of climate change, war, famine, economic instability, natural disaster, and terrorism bombarding our everyday realities, world peace appears to be an ever-distant dream.

As a species we’ve advanced in so many ways, but that progress has come with consequences. We’ve upset the natural balance of the Earth that we all call home, and as we’re finding out, this has devastating consequences for personal and population health.

At the same time, we have never been better equipped to meet and solve the challenges we face. The interconnectedness of the digital age has empowered ordinary people all over the world to share, collaborate, and create in ways our ancestors could not even imagine. The possibility of worldwide peace and prosperity is closer than it ever has been.

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Is Holistic Lifestyle Change a Key to World Peace?

Written by Madiha Saeed, MD, Contributing Writer

How can we turn the vision of world peace from a cherished ideal into an actual reality? Is it possible that the principles of holistic medicine could play a vital role in quelling the strife plaguing our planet? The visionaries at HeartMath are betting on it.

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Don’t Worry, Be Hemp-y: Discovering The Culinary Value of Hemp Seeds

Written by Ellen Kanner, Contributing Writer

Hemp is definitely the “It” plant these days. Thanks largely to the public’s interest in cannabidiol (CBD), hemp and cannabis-derived products are poised to hit $2.6 billion in sales by 2022. But in the midst of this Cannapalooza, one vital part of the plant is being overlooked and underloved: hemp seeds. No, they do not […]

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Joe Pizzorno - The Toxin Solution

Written by Meg Sinclair

For decades, Dr. Pizzorno has been at the forefront of a movement to build bridges between naturopathic, functional, and mainstream medicine. In recent years, his attention has been focused on the myriad ways that environmental toxins are damaging personal and public health, and on developing practical strategies to help people reduce their toxic loads.

His recent book, The Toxin Solution, presents a harrowing picture yet offers good clinical guidance on how to manage the onslaught. Consider the following:

•    94% of Americans are exposed to enough polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to double their lifetime risk of asthma.
•    60% of US women carry loads of PCB187 sufficient to double their risk of breast cancer.
•    33% of Americans have lead levels high enough to double the risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
•    25% are exposed to enough aluminum to double Alzheimer’s risk.

Holistic Primary Care had the honor of hosting Dr. Pizzorno at our 2017 Practitioner Channel Forum. He shared his research on the role of common toxins in chronic disease and his field-tested therapeutic strategies. Watch the full-length session from HPC’s video archive:

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