Sunday, April 21, 2019

Wellness and Integrative Health Coaching: Why and How - interview with Doug Newton

We'll update our previous session with Doug Newton which was our February Chat with Dr. Pat, but didn't record well.  This broadcast will occur April 22 at 9 PM as a live show then will be available online at The Dr. Synonymous Show.

Doug is an integrative health coach among other skills that help people to enhance their health.

With increasing knowledge about epigenetics and moment by moment genomic “adjustments”, Ben Lynch, ND has authored a book titled, Dirty Genes.  In it he explains how to use our daily and leisure activities and food to improve the functioning of our genes.  It comes down to Wellness, which does have many definitions and approaches.

But, should Wellness be considered to be "Medical"?  Concepts of wellness may benefit from being distanced from medical care, which has a way of increasing the price of most issues related thereto.  We'll discuss this a bit, too.

A recent editorial in JAMA poked seriously at this issue in a discussion of "Wellness Genomics" : 
"If the paternalistic emphasis of precision medicine, the essentialism of precision prevention, and the perfectionism of wellness genomics go unnoticed and unchecked, precision health risks becoming merely another step on the road towards a new eugenomics that society could come to regret."

Doug Newton who most recently was Program Director for Wellness at WSU will provide a definition and expound on wellness for individuals, colleges, businesses and communities.
Dr. Jonas, your host on the Dr. Synonymous Show and Blog,  will comment on the book by Dr. Lynch and some genomic concepts that reaffirm what Doug is saying about Wellness.  #Wellomics might be coming next!


This will be broadcast on Dr. Jonas internet radio show live and stored as a podcast on BlogTalk Radio at The Dr Synonymous Show and reachable via Dr. Jonas Blog www.DrSynonymous.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Healthcare Transformation: What is New That Might Help You?

Dr Jonas, aka Dr. Synonymous delivers 15-20 holistic health presentations each year, most of which are written about in blog posts on this site.  Here is part of a post on the Beavercreek Women's League web site announcing one of his talks:

"Dr. Pat Jonas, a holistic-minded family physician in Beavercreek will engage the Beavercreek Women’s League in a discussion about current trends and issues in health care. 
How might all the advances in: 
• genomics (DNA sampling),
• pharmaceuticals (direct marketing),
• medical technology (wearables & implanted monitors),
• nutriceuticals (dietary supplements), and
• individual wellbeing
add up to lower cost and higher quality health care? What role might direct pay or concierge practices play in health care transformation? "

The healthcare quadruple aim is "The Triple Aim is an approach to optimizing health system performance, proposing that health care institutions simultaneously pursue 3 dimensions of performance: improving the health of populations, enhancing the patient experience of care, and reducing the per capita cost of health care" PLUS ONE More Aim:  improving the work life of health care clinicians and staff."  from The Annals of Family Medicine Nov/Dec 2014

Forty-three percent of physicians surveyed in 2014 reported spending over 30% of their day on administrative tasks.9 Physicians spend more time on non–face-to-face activities (eg, letters, in-box management, and medication refills) than with patients.10 Even when in the exam room with patients, primary care physicians spend from 25% to 50% of the time attending to the computer.

Individual Wellbeing:  For both patient and physician with human centering instead of patient centering.
              Context is everything.  Personal values, goals and dreams make a difference.
              Stories matter
              You matter
              We Matter
              Money matters
              God matters

 Genomics from DNA to health food store or garden
                    Pharmacogenomics  e.g., Genesight test 
                    Nutrigenomics        from 23andMe, Genetic Genie, Promethius
                    Microbiomics
                    Epigenomics   

Genealogy from Ancestry.com, etc.
                    Could be a basic element of IHR that patients may store and deliver into the healthcare system for engagement.  etc,
More later      



Saturday, February 2, 2019

Wellness: One Way to Clean Your Dirty Genes


Breakfast Chat with Dr. Pat, “ Wellness:  One Way to Clean Your Dirty Genes”

Guest Presenter:  Doug Newton, MS  former WSU Wellness Program Director

February 6, 2019 at 9:15 AM Hosted by The BellHOP Cafe

With increasing knowledge about epigenetics and moment by moment genomic “adjustments”, Ben Lynch, ND has authored a book titled, Dirty Genes.  In it he explains how to use our daily and leisure activities and food to improve the functioning of our genes.  It comes down to Wellness, which does have many definitions and approaches. 
Doug Newton who most recently was Program Director for Wellness at WSU will provide a definition and expound on wellness for individuals, colleges, businesses and communities.
Dr. Jonas, your host on the Dr. Synonymous Show and Blog,  will comment on the book by Dr. Lynch and some genomic, nutrigenomic and epigenetic concepts that reaffirm what Doug is saying about Wellness.  #Wellomics might be coming next!


This will be broadcast on Dr. Jonas internet radio show live and stored as a podcast on BlogTalk Radio at The Dr Synonymous Show.  www.BlogTalkRadio.com/DrSynonymous and reachable via Dr. Jonas Blog www.DrSynonymous.blogspot.com

Thursday, December 6, 2018

DPC: 20 Practices, 40 Doctors for the Miami Valley in 3 Years

Direct Primary Care, the movement, is energized, enthusiastic and expanding.  About 1000 practices currently exist in the United States.  There are two DPC practices in the 13 counties that constitute the Miami Valley around Dayton, Ohio.
I predict that we can have twenty practices including 40 physicians within three years.  Yes, by the end of 2021, we'll have twenty DPC practices.

There are hundreds of disaffected physicians in the area looking for an alternative to the grind that leads to burnout.  Many are already burned out.  Many intend to retire early or at the earliest realistic point in their life to escape and survive.  Many newer physicians and physicians in training are trying to avoid the misery that they notice in their faculty and mentors.
Medical students are avoiding primary care specialties and many are becoming hospitalists instead of pursuing a primary care career.  Less than ten percent of students actually enter into a primary care career.

Its time to reconstitute primary care into a career path that is fun again.  Direct Primary Care is one business model that seems to allow that.  Direct pay practices are here again.

Further definitions and information about Direct Primary Care can be found at www.dpcare.org and www.dpcfrontier.

More later.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Nutrition and Health Interview: Healthy Brains and Bodies

Nutrition is a huge factor in our health.  Our genome and microbiome are other
huge factors. The environment and toxins are others.
The interview with Robert Lovegren on my 12/3/2018 Dr. Synonymous Blogtalk Radio Show
may address all of them. Bob is a retired physicist and electrical engineer.
He is a scholar in health and education.

Some questions that we may discuss include:
How did you get interested in nutrition, Bob?
What would an ideal state of health be?
What factors might lead to an ideal state of health?
What do you mean by “Bio-exhuberance?”
What role might be played by heat therapy?  Cold therapy? Red light therapy?
What are your thoughts about mitochondria in cells?
What toxic diet components are “poisoning” us?  What should we not eat?
What about fasting?
How about exercise strategies?
How do you get people to listen to your strategies for health, especially considering
our addictions to sugar, grains and high fructose corn syrup?

Are you finding like-minded people in the area of cellular and brain health?