Naturopaths and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
August 13, 2013
Hosted by Dr. Gordon Atherley
Dr. Dugald Seely, a naturopathic doctor, is director of research and clinical epidemiology at the www.ccnm.edu, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Executive Director for the www.oicc.ca, Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre. He describes his background and his work in naturopathic medicine. He explains how naturopathic medicine differs from the medicine practiced by family doctors. He says why he and his colleagues undertook the research described in the article they published in 2013, and tells us about his research colleagues. He explains the research’s purposes, how it was conducted, and its findings. He discusses the research’s implications for persons and families living with or at risk of cardiovascular disease, and for naturopathic and family doctors. He says what more he wants to do and see done to combat cardiovascular disease, especially in light of the research findings, and shares his message persons and families living with or at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Family Caregivers Unite!
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Family caregivers are the people who provide care to partners, parents, children, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, neighbors and even co-workers. They are the people who provide care when everyone else has gone home. They are the people who organize the functioning of the home for the person with special needs, and for the family as a whole. They are the coordinators of care, the managers of appointments, the preventers of loneliness, and the makers of decisions even to the point of Power of Attorney. And they are so often people who themselves are burdened with their own health challenges and who may be in only marginally better health than the persons to whom they are providing family caregiving.
Dr. Gordon Atherley
Dr Gordon Atherley holds the British equivalent of the Canadian PhD and MD degrees, and LLD, Honoris Causa, from Canada’s Simon Fraser University. His awards include Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK. His medical specialties are occupational medicine and public health.
As first President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, the Canadian equivalent of the US National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, he led the creation of Canada’s electronic information service in occupational health and safety, now used in more than 40 countries.
In academia, he held senior, tenured, full-time positions, including departmental chair, in university faculties of physics, engineering, and medicine. He is the author of a textbook and numerous articles and publications.
Since retiring from medical practice, he’s built up Greyhead Associates, which critically researches the safety, effectiveness and fairness of health services for persons with special needs.
Through Virtual Care International, a company of which he’s President, he’s involved in providing sensible technology to family caregivers to help them with their responsibilities, workloads, and concerns.
Now an activist, he urges family caregivers to unite because, more and more, it’s not just their families who depend on them, it’s also the healthcare system as a whole, as it struggles to meet more and more needs of more and more people.