Recently Gallup did a survey on residents pride of living in a state. Most survey respondents did not say their state was the single best place to live, preferring instead to say it was "one of the best." Residents who have a lot of state pride also generally boast a greater standard of living, higher trust in state government, and less resentment toward the amount they pay in state taxes.
Top 10 places to live:
7. New Hampshire
8. North Dakota
Texans were most likely to say their state was the very best place to live. J
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.