March 2015, Volume 5, Issue 3

Happy March, SynerLINK friends,

We have exciting news here at SynerGenius this month!  I’m so proud to be one of the first 121 physicians in the world certified by the American Board of Integrative Medicine. ABPS is one of the two governing boards that certify all medical specialties and I am pleased by their recognition of IM as a legitimate and important medical specialty. So, our article of the month is trio of articles that explain what this development means for the future of health care.

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Best wishes for your health and happiness,
Chanel Helgason, MD

QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.”
Dr. Laura

 

THIS MONTH’S LINKS

Links of the Month:
http://www.abpsus.org/news/uncategorized/aboim-welcomes-inaugural-class-board-certified-integrative-medicine-specialists
http://www.abpsus.org/why-integrative-medicine-matters
http://www.alternativemedicine.com/alternative-medicine/departments/big-picture-what-doctor-integrative-medicine

Yes!  You are awesome!
http://momastery.com/blog/2015/01/13/parenting-and-life/

Are you brave enough to be real with your patients?
http://www.idealmedicalcare.org/blog/the-1-thing-patients-want-from-doctors/

An insightful look into why some doctors don’t take insurance.
http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/01/psychiatrists-insurance.html

Fearlessly honest look at body image.  Adult language but too powerful not to share.
http://www.whimsydark.com/blog/2015/1/31/we-hate-our-bodies-and-its-not-our-fault

Excellent overview of the problematic relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies.  This is why I don’t talk to drug reps or attend their events.  Apologies for the off-color humor at times.
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/video-john-oliver-eviscerates-stunningly-corrupt-practices-big-pharma

A great overview of the sad state of maternity leavein America and how it harms working women.
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120939/maternity-leave-policies-america-hurt-working-moms

Interesting and important article about the interaction between your mind and your gut:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mental-health-may-depend-on-creatures-in-the-gut/

A BIT OF HUMOR
Fish oil – it’s good for you! 🙂
http://www.gocomics.com/closetohome/2015/01/28

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