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The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin at TEDx..

Postby Thomas » Fri May 02, 2014 12:23 pm

Found an inspiring TED talk I wanted to share:

The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin at TEDxFiDiWomen

Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women's health and wellness community OwningPink.com. Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can't quit your calling. This epiphany launched her on a journey of discovery that led her to become a leader in the field of mind/body medicine, which she blogs about at OwningPink.com and is writing about in her third book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, 2013).

She teaches both patients and health care professionals how to make the body ripe for miracles by healing the mind and being healthy in all aspects of life, not just by promoting healthy behaviors like good nutrition, exercise, and adequate sleep, but by encouraging health and authenticity in relationships, work, creative expression, spirituality, sexuality, finances, and living environment. She is leading a revolution to feminize how health care is received and delivered by encouraging collaboration, fostering self-healing, reconnecting health care and spirituality, empowering patients to tap into the mind's power to heal the body, and encouraging women not to settle for being merely well, but to strive for living vital, joyful, authentic lives full of "mojo."

When not spreading the word, she chills out, paints, does yoga, and hikes in Marin County, CA with her husband and daughter.
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Re: The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin at TE

Postby jerrygallow » Fri May 02, 2014 11:55 pm

careful now Thomas, I mentioned her book here a couple of weeks ago and I was called an unreasonable poster, I was lol ed (laughed at), and accused of scaring posters off of the site. So, apparently, thoughtful, scientific understanding that goes beyond "hey here's a pill, take it" is a sure-fire way to land your reputation in the quack bin
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Re: The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin at TE

Postby want2bike » Sat May 03, 2014 8:26 am

Good post. Don't worry about the jokers that call real healers quacks. They have another agenda.
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Re: The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin at TE

Postby Kronk » Sat May 03, 2014 8:54 am

Do what works, who cares if someone else thinks its kooky, they are just text on a computer screen. One of my favorite books is the Power of Now by Ekhart Tolle.

I will say what bothers me about speakers like Lissa Rankin is that they say the way to wellness is by living THEIR lifestyle. But that is totally unrealistic. I have a very stressful job, which i need to provide for my young family. I can't "chill out, paint, do yoga and hike in California" I have to hire, fire, do budgets, report to senior executive and present to crowds of my peers. Its tough but its necessary. I cant be so selfish as to live for only myself. I find my satisfaction in the life i can provide for my kids, which isn't extravagant but its a hell of a lot better than the horse ranch I grew up on.
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Postby jimmylegs » Sun May 04, 2014 5:15 am

hey now jerry, sorry to hear you are feeling this strongly and negatively about that exchange..
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we have a rule against personal attacks here and you may certainly flag posts that offend you to our attention (that little red exclamation point).
if you don't, it comes down to mods noticing... and speaking for myself only, i may be working sometimes from a slightly desensitized perspective.. (eg personally, re the topic in question, i thought things came around all right in the end, after a little bit of relatively civil back and forth)
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Re: The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin at TE

Postby Youarethecure » Sun May 04, 2014 11:05 am

haha!! That was from my post. I in no way, was even remotely affected by what you said...... well I was but not in a bad way.

I appreciate what you said, I think it just came off a little rude to some. Depends how one can read it and how they would take it.
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Re: The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin at TE

Postby JeanDeEau » Sun May 04, 2014 3:08 pm

Don't worry about the jokers that call real healers quacks.

Forgetit!
Just worry about the jokers that call quacks real healers.
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Re: The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin at TE

Postby standingtall » Sun May 04, 2014 3:45 pm

We don't usually call the conspiracy theorist ranting about big pharma keeping us sick for their profits kooks. What's the difference? One is just as believable as the other. When you have MS or your loved one has MS, you learn to think outside the box pretty quick. I choose to keep an open mind, taking in what I think will help and leaving what I think will not.

Thanks for sharing this information Thomas.
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Re: The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin at TE

Postby jerrygallow » Sun May 04, 2014 7:11 pm

I was kidding. But thanks for the support
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Re: The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin at TE

Postby centenarian100 » Tue May 06, 2014 11:24 pm

I have to say Thomas, I don't think the video really had that much content. I have to side with Kronk here.

Someone has to deliver the babies. I would hope that my ob gyn isn't off painting if I have a placental abruption. Despite what people on this board may tell you, the fact that obstetrics exists is very important and has significantly reduced infant mortality. Someone has to make the saccrifice to endure a high stress profession to serve society.

Not everyone is cut out for this sort of profession. Dr. Rankin was obviously very unhappy, and she found a new profession. More power to her.

Kronk: I have no idea what you do for a living, but thank you for contributing to society. People like you and I understand that everything you see around us...every business...every building...every gadget...every highly trained professional...involved many people working very very hard.
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