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From time to time I like to share resources from people I truly respect. As far as health role models who are physicians, I do like Dr. Oz because he recommends things like yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation as a part of a healthy life. We should all have such well-rounded cardiologists, right?
This gentleman, also, Dr. Daniel Amen (love that name..) impressed me when he did a PBS special called "Magnificent Mind at Any Age". If you have a chance to look at his PBS program, do so. One of the things I loved about his presentation the most, is he admits to having been a "write a prescription" psychiatrist, in the past. Nowadays, he is all about holistic treatments first, and if those don't work, then perhaps consider a pharmaceutical.
I don't have anything against pharmaceuticals personally, but they all have side effects of one sort or another. More prescriptions for anti-depressants are written in the USA than any other kind of medication. However, if you can empower your physical and mental health with things like antioxidants, sunshine, nutrition, meditation, avoiding toxins, .. why wouldn't you?
Here's a short snippet of his presentation style:
I believe the entire PBS lecture is available on YouTube .. Looks like it was uploaded by a YouTube account named "Success1Series". Part 1 of 7 is found here.