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You may have heard the old maxim “If your mom is a good cook, you are likely one too.” Or “Tell me your friends and I will tell you who you are”. Well here is a new one to add “If your doctor is healthy, you are likely to be one too”


Researchers at the University of British Columbia and in Israel studied health records of 1,488 doctors and nearly 1.9 million patients who were part of Israel’s largest health maintenance organization, Clalit Health Services, which insures over 50% of Israel’s population. They looked at the frequency with which both doctors and their patients engaged in preventative practices


Doctors who regularly got their check-ups and vaccinations — and passed along this information to their patients — were more likely to have patients who did the same.


if doctors were more vigilant about their own health, that might go a long way toward improving the health of their patients

People usually preach what they practice. Personal adoption of a practice suggests that the doctors are sufficiently convinced of the importance of the intervention that they are motivated enough to even do it themselves.

1. Pick a doctor who has kids of his/her own. There is no substitute to real-life test-of-fire.

2. Checkout if your doctor looks healthy. Ask if he/she follows preventive approach.

3. Specifically ask if she has firsthand knowledge of what he/she is recommending

For more information, read: http://healthland.time.com/2013/04/09/if-your-doctor-is-healthy-you-probably-are-too/

Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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