The shocking truth about your health | Lissa Rankin | TEDxFiDiWomen

The shocking truth about your health | Lissa Rankin | TEDxFiDiWomen

Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women’s health and wellness community Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can’t quit your calling. This epiphany launched her on a journey of discovery that led her to become a leader in the field of mind/body medicine, which she blogs about at and is writing about in her third book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, 2013).

She teaches both patients and health care professionals how to make the body ripe for miracles by healing the mind and being healthy in all aspects of life, not just by promoting healthy behaviors like good nutrition, exercise, and adequate sleep, but by encouraging health and authenticity in relationships, work, creative expression, spirituality, sexuality, finances, and living environment. She is leading a revolution to feminize how health care is received and delivered by encouraging collaboration, fostering self-healing, reconnecting health care and spirituality, empowering patients to tap into the mind’s power to heal the body, and encouraging women not to settle for being merely well, but to strive for living vital, joyful, authentic lives full of “mojo.”

When not spreading the word, she chills out, paints, does yoga, and hikes in Marin County, CA with her husband and daughter.

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a9347764 says:

explain pain..;)

jivan bansi says:

"IT" goes with "YOU" when you die? NOT TWO.

Tara Thysell says:

But the crisis in health care – or at least health care in the United States – is that people aren't getting "root cause treatment" for their ailments. Period. Pain killers and mood stabilizers are treatments for symptoms, but not the root cause of those symptoms. And that keeps the patient coming back and only getting sicker. And the insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies reap the profits from that continued attendance. Doctors are now contractors, "providers" who can be fired for simply not conforming to the quota-based system behind insurance driven healthcare. They have to see X number of patients per day. They have to delay treatment for those that can wait a few more premium payments down the road. And if the patient dies before they can get treatment, well then nobody's keeping tabs on medical outcomes in the healthcare industry anyway.

The only answer to this crisis is universal healthcare where (a) doctors have tenure (and thus don't have to worry about being fired (unless of course they commit gross malpractice), and therefore don't have to worry about milking the system to prepare for that contingency), (b) insurance companies are removed from the equation, along with their profit motives, and (c) the cost of medical procedures, supplies, and prescriptions comes down as a result.

Today doctors that have the proper skills and education are still having to spend time covering up for their incompetent cohorts. In California, the insurance companies convinced voters to reject a bill lifting the MICRA limits for malpractice awards, because (they said) it would cause healthcare insurance to increase and/or cause doctors to leave the state. Yet this wasn't enough protection, as they now all simultaneously require an arbitration agreement signed before providers will even see you to begin with. What kind of care can be obtained when the doctor-patient relationship begins on the basis of a legal position in a potential unforeseen lawsuit? I didn't think so.

So what Dr Rankin says about lifestyles is true, however it isn't the whole story (although I find it ironic that she points a finger at patients' lifestyles, when her own lifestyle (as she says) consisted of a beach front home, a vacation home, a boat in the harbor, and a growing retirement nest egg).

Sincerely Concerned

ravvraj says:

So eating healthy is not important being happy is important. How does these people even get away with this nonsense. You think they don't have an agenda. So they want you to stop eating. Its well know fact that what you eat especially chemicals in your food affect the lymbic region and they hypothalmus etc and mainly the regions of the brain that control your emotions.
There is enough evidence that certain chemicals like azo dye food colorings can make you angry.
Its just common sense. If you eat a diet that increases your blood pressure then how the hell can you stay happy.
You are fat and sick and you want to be happy.
This is all a different approach to supress this movement of people taking care of what they eat and exercsiing. The BIG PHARMA does not want to that.
So they hire these human scum to smile and convince you to the opposite.
Not only me recently a harcore meat eater who just eats junk food came for a vacation with us. This time we had a lot of raw foods and she also said I don't mind eating vegan food.
Now she has stopped eating meat. She says she feels so calm. She is so happy less irritated.
I have never ever seen it being the opposite. That you force yourself to be happy.
How do you be happy? When your body is in "dis-ease" you are feeding it junk that is why its not feeling "easy" Its very uneasy or you are on the path to disease.
Post I am happy happy happy on the facebook will not magically make you happy

Bopplise says:

Jump to 11min (huge intro till then)

Guppypants says:

Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah for 11 minutes then learn to have "better relationships." Then Oprah shit Blah Blah Blah, it's all about happiness Blah Blah Blah. Here's my advice: be grateful that you have food to eat, and your needs met. Be happy that you're not yet dead, and you don't have to shit outdoors. Don't obsess about what others have or what you don't have. Make the best of it. Don't worry about impressing others: nothing impresses others more than their knowing that they can't affect your happiness. In other words, don't be a phony like this woman was. There, I just saved you 18 minutes. You're welcome.

FitnessGamer says:

Perfect! She did great!

Andrea Martins says:

She looks confused.

Rasha Dirawi says:

Being healthy and happy is when you are connected to the One God then you will be good in everything .. Innocent and spiritual love ..God love..

Jennifer Grossi says:

Disgusted by the Tai Lopez ad preceding the video.

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