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Support Your Healing

From the Show: HER
Summary: Find out how healing works and how to support it.
Air Date: 3/8/18
Duration: 28:04
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Wayne Jonas, MD
Dr. Wayne JonasDr. Wayne Jonas is a practicing family physician, an expert in integrative health and health care delivery, and a widely published scientific investigator. Additionally, Dr. Jonas is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army. From 2001-2016, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Samueli Institute, a non-profit medical research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes in the areas of stress, pain and resilience.

Dr. Jonas was the Director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health from 1995-1999, and prior to that served as the Director of the Medical Research Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Nature Medicine, Journal of Family Practice, Annals of Internal Medicine, and The Lancet. Dr. Jonas received the 2015 Pioneer Award from the Integrative Healthcare Symposium, the 2007 America’s Top Family Doctors Award, the 2003 Pioneer Award from the American Holistic Medical Association, the 2002 Physician Recognition Award of the American Medical Association, and the 2002 Meritorious Activity Prize from the International Society of Life Information Science in Chiba, Japan.

Dr. Jonas is currently the Executive Director of Samueli Integrative Health Programs, an effort supported by Henry and Susan Samueli to empower patients and doctors by providing solutions that enhance health, prevent disease, and relieve chronic pain.

  • Book Title: How Healing Works
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/DrWayneJonas/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrWayneJonas
Support Your Healing
Not all healing takes place in the doctor’s office. In fact, 80% of healing takes place elsewhere.

Healing is the constant process of becoming whole, repairing and reintegrating. Our body is trying to fix problems as rapidly as possible.

You need to create a sanctuary in your home where you can recover. Have a healing environment that relaxes you and reduces your worry makes it easier for you to recover. You deserve a space that nurtures your body and soul.

Engage in healthy behaviors. Get regular exercise. Limit alcohol consumption. Don’t smoke. Eat well.

Cultivate social support. You should trust and love the people around you while feeling like they support you.

Listen as Dr. Wayne Jonas joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to share how you can improve your ability to heal.

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