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Connecting Health with Love April 26, 2014

Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus, Honolulu
Connecting Health with Love, Honolulu, Hawaii

At IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health, our wellness coach guides clients to not only get the most nourishment from their food, but also from all these other wonderful parts of life that nourish us –the relationships in your life, community, a fulfilling career, spirituality, living with meaning and purpose and engaging in enjoyable physical activity. Today we want to share a few words about love and relationships..

It’s been the inspiration of songs, movies, poems, paintings, creations and inventions…this thing called LOVE. But what about health? Can love inspire health?

The research in this area is really fascinating and points to a strong correlation between loving relationships and physical, mental and emotional health. Food no doubt forms the foundation of our physical self and strength, but it is love that nourishes us on an even deeper level.

Dr Dean Ornish is probably most famous for the Dr Ornish Program, which was the first scientifically proven program for reversing heart disease without drugs and surgery. Although one of the four aspects of the program is love and support, Dr Ornish is more often referred to as an expert on food and nutrition, than on love. But, in his book ‘Love and Survival’ he notes ‘the most powerful intervention is the healing power of love and intimacy, and the emotional and spiritual transformation that often result from these.’ His book proves this point with detailed descriptions on the scientific evidence that prove this point.

Another inspirational physician who writes beautifully about how more love in your life promotes healing is Dr Bernie Siegal. In relation to health and romantic love he writes;

There is evidence from respected studies that show longer, healthier lives resulting from good marriages. The keyword, of course, is good. Does that mean perfect—no. People can only strive to be better communicators, able to engage in a loving, respectful give-and-take with a spouse, listening and most importantly, not putting conditions on your love for one another.’ (www.berniesiegel.com. )

Let this article be a reminder to us all that health extends further than our food choices, that a life without love is hardly a life at all. Make sure to nourish the love that you have in your life – whether it’s your spouse, your family, friends or community. Don’t wait until tomorrow to show your love. One day without love and laughter is one day too many!

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