Category Archive: The Holistic Nurse

Feb
17

The Holistic Nurse: What’s So Awful About the Placebo Effect?

I recently came across this post by Dr. Simpson, a plastic surgeon/medical blogger who had some choice words about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). I will admit that there may have been steam coming out of my ears by the end, but here is the gist: Complementary and alternative modalities as a whole are bad/unethical …

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Feb
10

The Holistic Nurse: Naturopathy

One of the most exciting aspects of researching this series is discovering the innovative work being done across the country. Who knew a major health system in the Pacific Northwest had an integrative medicine program? Our amazing guest today is Dr. Ken Weizer, N.D. Dr. Weizer specializes in naturopathic cancer care for the Providence Integrative …

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Jan
27

The Holistic Nurse: Nutrition and Health

Today’s Holistic Nurse words of wisdom come from Kath Younger, a registered dietitian (RD) and popular food blogger at Kath Eats Real Food. Fun fact: Kath and I are both part of a large Davidson College family – we graduated two years apart! Today she lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she owns Great Harvest Bread Co. with …

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Jan
13

The Holistic Nurse: Oriental Medicine

I am absolutely thrilled to be launching The Holistic Nurse with a look at Oriental Medicine. Our guest post is by Kristien Boyle, a practitioner at the Holistic Wellness Center of Charlotte in North Carolina. Kristien is a Diplomat in Oriental Medicine, Chinese herbology and acupuncture. He also keeps a blog, which you can check out here. What is Oriental Medicine, compared/contrasted …

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Jan
06

The Holistic Nurse: Origins

This is the story of the holistic nurse. It really began in 1980, when I was born without a thyroid gland. (Odd, I know.) Thanks to a delayed diagnosis, the prognosis for my development was quite grim. Through a combination of committed physicians, occupational and physical therapists, devoted parents and a whole lot of luck, I …

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Dec
13

Nurse Teeny’s Favorite Things: 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Can you believe it’s already been a year since I last posted a holiday gift guide? My how time flies. We’ll look back at 2011 and forward at 2012 over the next couple of weeks, but first things first…a list of gift ideas for the nurse or nursing student in your life: Tablet – Having nursing …

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Nov
10

Outside the Box

Part of our CNL curriculum is a series of Integrative Health courses offered over three consecutive semesters. The sequence progresses from focusing on self-care, to understanding the evidence about integrative health options, to integrating more holistic options into our practice as future CNLs. It has been fascinating to me from Day 1. As someone who …

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