The world of holistic health is not limited to masseuses, acupuncturists and nutritionists, there is a great deal more going on and so many ideas and therapies are constantly surfacing and getting on the path to mainstream consciousness. So much so that there are huge gatherings all over the world which discuss and introduce novel concepts within the world of wellbeing.
An example of such an event is Mind Body Green’s Revitalize which took place this year in Dove Mountain, Arizona. This inspiring annual event reveals new wellness trends and dictates what becomes popular in the holistic health industry. The sixth annual Revitalise event took place last month highlighting buzzwords such as longevity and consciousness among many other wellness approaches embracing how to live long and live well.
The 2019 event saw huge names in holistic health fields speak on a huge range of inspiring topics, many of which combine Eastern and Western traditions alongside a connection with the mind and spirit.
Kelly Turner Ph.D
Kelly Turner Ph.D, the New York Times best selling author of “Radical Remission, Surviving Cancer Against All Odds”, studies those who manage to recover from extreme illness when everything was against them, including modern medicine and treatments. Turner explores the power of the human spirit, the innate wisdom of the body, and how to overcome illness.
Frank Lipman, M.D.
Frank Lipman, M.D., and Robert Rountree M.D., two pioneers in functional medicine, look at the effects of toxicity, and possible lifestyle changes to ward off ageing. Rountree has been providing his unique combination of traditional family medicine, nutrition, herbology, and mind-body therapy since 1983. Early on in his studies, he became deeply interested in a patient-centred approach to health and healing. Instead of following rigid protocols prescribed for specific diseases, he focused on the unique biochemical and emotional needs of individuals.
Lipman is a New York Times bestselling author who has also been marrying Eastern and Western medicine in a clinical setting since the 80’s. Together they discuss the science-based possibilities of lifestyle changes that could dictate longevity. “You’re not going to stop the ageing process,” Lipman forewarned, “but certain factors can certainly help slow it down”. They’ve found that small, sustainable habits are far more effective than extreme, short-lived ones in delaying the ageing process and these are based on the simple life basics such as sleeping enough, hydration, exercise and sustaining fulfilling and healthy relationships. It is a lot to do with our own mindset and what we give out; generosity, love and kindness go a long way towards remaining youthful in body, mind and spirit.
Lissa Rankin M.D
Lissa Rankin M.D., Her biography states that she is “passionate about what makes people optimally healthy and what predisposes them to illness”, as well as being “on a mission to merge science and spirituality in a way that not only facilitates the health of the individual, but also uplifts the health of the collective”. The connection of the two worlds is her unique position within the medicinal world, having written best-sellers such as Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling, as well as being the founder of the Whole Health Medical Institute and host of countless programs such as ‘Medicine for the Soul’, ’40 Day Whole Health Program’ and ‘Relationships on the Spiritual Path’.
Steven Gundry, M.D.
Steven Gundry, M.D. focusses on the impact of diet on our health and is best known for his disputed claims that lectins, a type of plant protein found in numerous foods, cause inflammation resulting in many modern diseases. At the event he spoke of the ‘seven deadly myths of ageing’. This successful former heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author has written two books focused on food-based health interventions, recommending a plant-based diet.
Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Deepak Chopra, M.D., who I am sure you must have heard of, is a guru of spirituality and alternative medicine in the modern world, making such things accessible for one and all with his meditation courses, daily inspiration, best-selling books, podcasts and inspirational talks. He is one of the world’s foremost spiritual figures and spoke at the event about consciousness and its role in longevity. Chopra believes that a person may attain “perfect health”, a condition “that is free from disease, that never feels pain”, and “that cannot age or die”. Seeing the human body as being “undergirded by a quantum mechanical body composed not of matter but of energy and information”, he believes that “human ageing is fluid and changeable; it can speed up, slow down, stop for a time, and even reverse itself,” as determined by one’s state of mind.
Max Lugavere, a “filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-selling book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. He also appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The Wall Street Journal”. He is a sought-after speaker and at the Revitalise event he laid fault to some of the most pervasive wellness myths.
Ellen Vora, M.D.
Ellen Vora, M.D. is a holistic psychologist who addresses mental health through diet & lifestyle.bDr. Vora takes a “functional medicine approach to mental health, considering the whole person and addressing the problem at the root, rather than reflexively prescribing medication to suppress symptoms. She takes the whole person into consideration, focusing on everything from physical health, sleep, nutrition, digestion, thought patterns, relationships and community to our connection with nature and creativity, and the ways we find meaning in life”.
Jill Carnahan, M.D.
Jill Carnahan, M.D. uses functional medicine to help you “find the answers to the cause of your illness and the nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be making you feel ill. Functional medicine is personalised medicine that deals with root cause of disease instead of just treating symptoms”. Dr Jill will search for “underlying triggers that are contributing to your illness through cutting edge lab testing and tailor the intervention to your specific needs as an individual. She may use diet, supplements, lifestyle changes or medication to treat your illness but will seek the most gentle way to help your body restore balance along with the least invasive treatment possible. She seeks to promote wellness and create hope, health and healing by working with you”.
Melissa Hartwig Urban
Melissa Hartwig Urban, co-founder of the epically famous Whole 30 phenomenon which consists of a thirty day diet allowing meat, nuts, seeds, seafood, eggs, vegetables, and fruits whilst avoiding calorie counting and strictly cutting out sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, soy, and dairy for the duration. On completion, foods can be strategically reintroduced while documenting the effects of each. Melissa spoke of the benefits of discovering what works for your body as an individual and the effects diet has on us as a whole.
For more information on, or by, these inspirational speakers you can find podcasts, programs, newsletters and their books available online.
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