We are all reeling from the brutal stabbing murder of the hugely admired and respected Sir David Amess at his Essex political surgery and trying to come to terms with the second political assassination in the past 5 years of a sitting Member of Parliament by a member of the public. This is leading to a wider political and social debate about how our discourse in print, in public and on social media has coarsened, spuing vitriol and hate into the global atmosphere. I have been astonished at how it is possible for politicians to be brazenly subjected to threats of violence, even death with impunity, from members of the public via social media; if you or I were to do likewise to a neighbour we would expect to be arrested and charged with hate speech or threatening violence.
Covid 19 remains a major focus of government and media focus with recent reports of false lab tests, and bleak projections of winter strain on the NHS caused by Covid and flu. Here is a brief sample of other professional views of Covid:
The recently published book The Truth About COVID-19 : Exposing the Great Reset, Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, and the New Normal by Dr Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins has been reviewed by David Lorimer MA PGCE FRSA and articulates the battle between opposing forces in medicine and health:
“…the overall context here is a continuing paradigm war between natural and pharmaceutical approaches to agriculture, food and health in which the current battleground is the Covid narrative; this is what Manuel Castells calls communication power… Within this overall context lie the realities of money, power and influence in economic, political and institutional terms. The WHO, GAVI, the FDA, the CDC and NIH are effectively beholden to and/or funded by Big Pharma, and it dominates the medical system as a whole, including universities, research institutions, medical schools, journals and education; all this gives rise to often undeclared systemic conflicts of interest…”
Positive Health PH Online has, since its inception 27 years ago, attempted to embody Integrated Medicine for the 21st Century – i.e. a bringing together of ALL aspects of healthcare – Mind, Body and Soul/Spirit and ALL treatment approaches – i.e. Conventional, Complementary and Alternative utilizing the Expertise of ALL practitioners. I strive with each edition, including Issue 274, to present a selection of well-rounded treatment approaches to improve / benefit many aspects of health and wellbeing. It goes without mention that it is virtually impossible to pigeon-hole the classification of these articles which often transcend narrow subjects.
The following editorial features discuss psychospiritual /mental / mind-oriented approach to optimal health:
Mental Health Concerns during the Pandemic
The Bug Paradox
An Unexpected Healing
Common Patterns of Anxiety - How to Spot and Approach Them
These articles concern psychological, environmental, socio-political and diagnostic issues:
Affiliative and Bonding Behaviour Triggered by Threats Of Violence - The Stockholm Syndrome
Daoist Tips for 21st Century Living - Strength In The Time Of Covid
Extract A Mindfulness Guide for Survival
The Quintessence Above the Tangible and the Mundane
These editorial features inform about nature, food, and diets for healthy children:
The Healing Garden: Berry Season
Vegan Kids; How to Make Sure their Diet is Nourishing
The following articles provide information about craniosacral therapy, back pain, yoga and swimming.
The Butterfly Bone
9 Signs Your Spine is Out of Alignment (You Haven't Considered #8)
The Health Benefits of Yoga
Benefits of Wild Swimming
I wholeheartedly present the entire edition of Issue 274, including editorial features, letters to the editor, research updates and short features and brief takes for your enjoyment, education and stimulation.