Trying to remain a calm source of guidance to my patients has been a daunting task when we are faced with unknowns and misinformation.
Summer is over and the question I am being asked most frequently in my practice is, "what do I do about Swine flu?" Should you get vaccinated and the short answer is no!
Susan Luck RN, BS, MS, HNC, CCN, has worked in the field of nutrition, holistic health, and immunology for over 20 years. As a holistic nurse educator, medical anthropologist, and clinical nutritionist, she has been practicing in integrative healthcare models both in the U.S. and abroad. She is a national speaker and consultant on Integrative Medicine. She is founder and program director of the Earthrose Institute, a not for profit organization for environmental health education. Ms Luck is also the Director of the Integrative Nursing Institute, and believes that holistic nursing education is essential for healing our broken health care system.
Chinese medicine maintains that preserving the strength and integrity of the body as a whole is the most important bulwark against the development of disease.
Recently Newsweek did a hatchet job on Oprah and "Alternative Medicine" in general for spreading "dubious advice" on a wide range of health topics.