Total Health Matters

What is Health?

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After thirty-five years as a practicing osteopath and holistic health clinic manager, I have come to realize that there is very little interest in the origin and nature of health.

We have a National Health Service, which allocates minimal resources to “health”, it is a disease prevention, management, and treatment service.

I believe the time has come when a major shift must be made in our approach to healthcare… we must learn what health is about & how we can enhance it. I have expanded my interests to health promotion and regard myself now as a Health Professional Consultant or Orthopath with particular interest in the four mainstays of good health: Structure & Body Mechanics, Nutrition, Breathing and The Mind.

To this end, I have four topics that give the public the information about each of these factors underpinning good health. I hope, together, they will help answer the question above. It is with the hope that a new awareness can be regenerated among individuals, health-carers, and our leaders, that this public forum of “TotalHealthMatters!” has been conceived. It has three main aims:
1. To provide a reading resource of the latest research, literature, and published information on the nature, origin, and enhancement of health.

2. To promote debate and exchange of ideas amongst visitors to the site, and

3. To encourage all providers of “Health Care” to begin the re-allocation of resources, to create a healthier society. Unless Health is returned to the centre of our medicine and healthcare services we shall continue to slide into declining health with an unsustainable NHS.

The Nation’s Health has suffered from the practice of disease orientated medicine, now is the time to change and integrate the best of health promotion with the best of mainstream medicine.

    “The secret of patient care, is caring for the patient” Dr. Francis  W.Peabody (1881-1927)

  Reductionism & Holism

“Da Vinci’s contributions to our understanding of the universe are profound and enduring precisely because of this integration. He realized wholism needed reductionism to advance and reductionism needed wholism to remain relevant. He realized that when you take something out of context to study it more closely or measure it exactly, you risk losing more wisdom than you gain.”
Dr. T. Colin Campbell Ph.D. “Whole”

Books published by Michael Lingard may be viewed and purchased HERE

“The Buteyko Guide to Better Breathing & Better Health”

The Buteyko Method is a training system that is aimed at normalizing a person’s breathing, reducing chronic hidden hyperventilation, teaching good posture and breathing habits, combined with advice on diet, exercise, sleep and lifestyle.


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