Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Run

How many of you have noticed the rising cost of health care and all the changes the U.S. government is making to health care? I don't think there is a single American that isn't aware of these things. I was just introduced to an event called The Run which is raising awareness of natural medicine and encouraging Americans to take charge and have choices about their health. This is headed up by renowned Naturopathic Physician Dr. Holly Lucille, ND. Below is a little information about The Run. Be sure to check them out!

In a historic effort to spark a movement for natural medicine on Main Street, America, Dr. Dennis Godby, ND, will run across the USA for the second time - this time with his two sons and nephew. The Run will begin in San Francisco on July 17, 2011, and end in Bridgeport, CT on November 16, 2011. The coast-to-coast Run is designed to educate and empower Americans about natural health care options: in preventing disease, finding and treating the cause of illness, and revitalizing the nation’s health. The Run: Moving Natural Medicine Forward, will cross the United States on foot to promote the causes of empowered health care choices throughout America – its mission includes increasing the health of the American people, providing information about sustainable and quality holistic health care options, and educating the public about healthy lifestyle management and health maintenance. The four-month, ninety city journey hopes to introduce the concept of “naturopathic medicine” into the national vocabulary, and make “naturopath” a household term. The Run will also lead to increased health care options for Americans by stimulating interest in naturopathic care, and encouraging more comprehensive insurance coverage for these alternate primary care choices.

The practice of Naturopathic Medicine includes six underlying principles of healing – principles that make Naturopathic Medicine different from all other medical approaches:

  • First Do No Harm: Utilize the most natural, least invasive, and least toxic therapies.

  • The Healing Power of Nature: Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.

  • Identify and Treat the Causes: Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.

  • Doctor as Teacher: Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.

  • Treat the Whole Person: View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.

  • Prevention: Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.

All information provided by Dr. Holly Lucille, ND in conjunction with The Run.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post.
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mmbear said...

I applaud anyone who can run or jog! I have had both knees replaced so my days are over. I am only allowed to ride a bike. I am a new follower by way of Miki's Hope Giveaway Linkys. I followed you thru GFC, Twitter and Facebook. I would love to have a follow back when you have a chance. I did enter your Novica contest and will be bookmarking your site for the future. Have a great day!


Melanie said...

Great post. I am a runner and my pedi is a naturopath. I think she would love this. Will pass it on!