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Dr Ron ParksI am Dr. Ron Parks. a consultant, teacher, and writer for your support and interest in integrative psychiatry, medicine, and holistic therapies.

My health interests began as a child growing up in rural Maryland. After developing a high fever and stiff neck, I was diagnosed with polio and rushed to City Hospital for Children. I was treated naturally with heated wet packs for over a month until my health returned. This illness and successful treatment gave me a deep respect for natural and alternative therapies.

I feel blessed to have married my childhood sweetheart who shares many of the same interests in health, nutrition and community activities. My wife and son both assisted me in my practice throughout the years. I studied yoga and macrobiotics as a young medical doctor and gained an appreciation for the holistic and the spiritual qualities of good healthcare.

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Expert Mentoring – A Key to Restoring Mental & Emotional Health

Expert Mentoring – A Key to Restoring Mental & Emotional Health

Escalating mental health, emotional or related health issues may signal the need for mentoring or guidance.

When help is needed, it can be difficult to find the outside expert support you need. Developing your own personal self as a resource can also be a challenge.

A person in distress often recognizes that their customary coping mechanism and level of support are inadequate. The dependence on learned ways of dealing with adverse life events often does not help for an overload of stressors and emotional turmoil. The experience for some is like being entrapped in a swirl of thoughts, painful emotions and images. Before distress reaches too high a level, is the time to reach out to others for help and guidance.

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Holistic Approach to High Blood Pressure 2018

Holistic Approach to High Blood Pressure 2018

High blood pressure (BP) can be alarming when found during a medical visit or at any other time.

High blood pressure readings may be a wakeup call to take affirmative steps for your health. Natural holistic approaches, and integrative treatments, whether you are on medications or not, can help lower BP and bring benefits to important areas of your life, health, and wellbeing. Unnecessary medication use can carry the risk of falls, hip fractures, and drug-related mental and physical side effects; and more frequent visits to doctors’ offices and hospitals. A significant proportion of the U.S. national health care expense goes to treating high blood pressure. Inaccurate blood pressure measurements lead to overdiagnosis of hypertension, treatment, and use of unnecessary medications (1–4).

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HELP FOR ADHD – ATTENTION – FOCUS

HELP FOR ADHD – ATTENTION – FOCUS

People with attention, focus, or ADHD difficulties can be at a disadvantage in work, academic, and social situations.

ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or also referred to as ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder), when diagnosed, allows for a workplace or school accommodations under ADA laws (American Disability Act).  Many with less apparent attention/focus (including ADHD) problems may not be considered impaired or disabled, even though they struggle to maintain focus and attention. When someone with focus or attention issues is in a positive fit with their life situation – operating within their capacity, they are often creative, talented, and productive citizens.

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