Holistic Health for a Healthy Mouth and Body

June 10, 2014
Hosted by Dr. Gordon Atherley

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Max Haroon, a social entrepreneur and an author, is a retired IT and e-Marketing specialist who always has been interested in holistic health and alternative medicine. He’s the author of 7 Steps to Dental Health, www.7stepsdentalhealth.com. He talks about his career and his own experience of family caregiving. He discusses his book and says why he wrote it. He explains holistic health, how he became interested in it, its key principles, and how it differs from conventional dentistry in its approach to mouth health. He describes the processes and causes of tooth decay and gum disease, and the tools and processes that he’s devised for a holistic approach to mouth and dental health. He says what more he wants to do and to see others do more to promote the holistic approach to mouth and dental health. He shares his message for family caregivers teaching their young children to care for their teeth.

Family Caregivers Unite!

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.

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Dr. Gordon Atherley

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.

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