There’s a spiritual path to health care? This might be a surprising idea to many seekers for a sense of wellbeing and pain-free living. My colleague, Ingrid Peschke, writing for the October 7, 2014 edition of HUFFPOST Healthy Living, shares some current trends in the holistic health arena and points readers to the mental nature of health and a proven system of Mind-healing. Here’s Ingrid:
For many, health care is no longer just about caring for their body. People are waking up to what they can do to contribute to their health on a mental level. That often means considering the healthy impact of their spiritual practice, whether that involves regular visits to the temple, the mosque, a meditation room, or church. There’s now plenty of research to support these findings.
This mindful vs. physical approach is perhaps born out of disillusionment with what has been America’s more mainstream approach to health care. That is, according to several documentary films gaining notoriety, one recently nominated for an Emmy award and several others that are about to be released.
This year’s news and documentary film Emmy nominee, Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Health Care, shows how our health-care system is more of a disease-care system with an over-dependence on drugs and surgeries designed to keep a person in the system alive, but not usually well enough to live a healthy life without medical support.
Yet another film, Fed Up, takes a cold hard look at our food supply in the United States, which consists of 80% packaged and processed foods. The film uncovers a food industry that is “in the business to make money, not to keep America healthy.”….Mary Baker Eddy, a 19th century visionary on health who introduced a way to care for one’s health based entirely on a spiritual practice, had this to say: