Love is Medicine
Summary: It is well established in the literature that relationships of all types throughout our lifetime impact health and well being physically and psychologically. Research shows that most chronic diseases have lifestyle and environmental causes. Beginning in childhood and even prenatally, events and relationships the way in together which we interact with nature the world around us shape our state of health and happiness. Affection and aggression have profound implications on physical and emotional development, homeostasis and immune function. How we are loved, how we love each other and how we love and care for ourselves not only impact chronic disease but also resilience, depression and anxiety, sleep issues and performance. Self-care is the true health care! This journey of Love is Medicine will help you get back to who you really are, so that through accepting the love around you, though practicing the self-love of self-care and self-accountability, you will heal all areas of your life: Health, relationships, and business.
Hope has the power to improve your expectations, mood and your body's susceptibility to illness. Having hope in your life can help you better understand the world around you, and provide you with the tools to adapt to circumstances as they change.
After losing her husband and sister within the same year, Jennifer Luzzatto felt overwhelmed by the financial and legal responsibilities she found herself with, unable to handle them despite her background in finance. With the knowledge she gained through this despondent time, Jennifer set out to help others make sense of their new financial situation after the loss of a loved one with her financial services and new book, Inheriting Chaos with Compassion.
Once you make the choice to kick that bad habit, embark on that new responsibility or reach for that seemingly unachievable dream, we expect our loved ones to be supportive of our new decisions. However, sometimes this can threaten those same people, and make them seem unattached, disloyal, or straight up mean.
Dr. Stan Tatkin is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and has spent the past 20 years helping individuals and couples form meaningful long term relationships. Stan works to promote freshness in a relationship through honesty and helps create a space between a couple that is safe from the rest of intrusive thirds in the world.
We all have stories that are part of us, and Dr. Igor Schwartzman believes in listening to those stories and the voice within ourselves to change your perspective around health. A naturopathic physician with a background in research and academia, Dr. Schwartzman acts as a bridge between modern science and ancient spiritual teaching to empower others to look within themselves to find a true source of healing.
Dr. Erin Moore is a naturopathic doctor who believes in making herself obsolete through her drugless private practice & behavior change courses. Dr. Erin helps heal chronic diseases through a dialogue that identifies the subconscious belief systems you may be holding onto from the past that are causing your current physical symptoms. She believes in putting your relationship with yourself as the driver in charge of your transformation & works through modes of healing to help patients cure themselves.
Many of us, including yours truly, were told from a young age that your metabolism is something that you are either cursed or blessed with, and there was no way to change it. Dr. Alan Christianson is here to explain why this couldn't be further from the truth and provide simple and effective ways to get healthier, heal your metabolism and even drop a few dress sizes while you are at it.
In pop culture, a life seen through rose-colored glasses seems to be the ideal standard. I argue that by not acknowledging the negative emotions of being human, we are actually doing harm to our mental & physical health. It is proven that those who resist exploring their negative emotions increase their risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, & other chronic illnesses. Only by facing our feelings of injustice & expressing them in a healthy way can we truly let go of the toxicity & heal our minds & bodies.
I don’t know about you, but every day I feel the connection between the mind and body growing stronger. The mind-body continuum plays a huge role in women's health and how the body was designed to heal itself. Dr. Laura Belus knows this all too well as a naturopathic doctor specializing in health optimization, hormone balance, skin health, and anti-aging medicine.
Many of us know the hormonal birth control pill as a fix to common issues many women face such as irregular periods, acne, painful cramps, and more. But the potentially dangerous side effects of birth control, paired with our misunderstanding and lack of knowledge surrounding these prescriptions, have caused chaos in many women's bodies. Dr. Jolene Brighten acknowledged the need to do more research and has since started asking the tough questions to fight for women's autonomy over her own body.
Dr. Jessica Drummond is the founder of the Integrative Women’s Health Institute and is passionate about empowering women who struggle with chronic pelvic pain conditions and hormonal imbalances. A women's health specialist and pelvic bowl know it all, Dr. Jessica is here today to share how she was able to heal her own pelvic pain through nutritional and lifestyle medicine.
Elaine Glass has sat with over 30,000 patients throughout her prior 30-year career as a dental hygienist, and her current work as a Certified Master Life Coach, advisor, and speaker. After making the connection between her innate sensibility to calm her dental patients into a slumber through energy fields, and the ending of her own unhappy marriage, Elaine realized she needed to take her gifts to the world and help others live a life of purpose too.
Just like when we bruise a knee or break a bone, your mind has the ability to heal itself in the same way your body does. So why as a society have we been conditioned to believe that healing is an external thing, something that does not exist inside of us? Dr. Benjamin Alter recognized this flawed logic and created Alter Health with his wife Susanna, to help their patients be reintroduced to the amazing healing powers of our own conscious.
Tara Hunkin is a nutritional therapy practitioner, certified GAPS practitioner, mother, & founder of My Child Will Thrive, a community of support for parents with children that have been diagnosed or suspected of a neurodevelopmental disorder. After struggling to find answers from doctors while trying to find her own daughter help, Tara realized that it was up to her to get the results that she needed.
After experiencing her own betrayals, Dr. Debi Silber felt compelled to go back to school & complete her Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology. A renowned holistic psychologist, health, mindset, & personal development guru, Dr. Debi is the expert on embracing & moving forward from betrayal. Today she shares her insights into the 5 key stages of betrayal, the symptoms of Post-Betrayal Syndrome, & what you can do to move past an unhealed betrayal to live life with no restrictions.