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October 2020

Supporting Skagit County (WA) Families in Need

It is told that Frederick II, Holy Roman emperor, and King of Sicily in the 13 th century wanted to find out what kinds of speech children would have when they grew up if no one spoke to them beforehand. He conducted an experiment whereby the children were fed and bathed, but the foster mothers were not to speak or play with them. The king labored in vain because the children all died. Seven hundred years later, a whole series of studies of children raised in institutions without the loving...

A Better Normal Community Discussion - Reimagining Health Care

In a conversational style, join physician Drew Factor who will speak with Dr. Tracy Gaudet, Liza Guroff and An é Watts in a discussion entitled "Reimagining Health Care". Dr. Gaudet will speak about her experience engaging in transformational change at the Veterans Administration and how this has shaped the development of her own Functional Medicine Institute , while Ms. Guroff and Ms. Watts will speak about their knowledge of a Trauma-Informed Approach both at a systems (National Council...

Supporting Skagit County (WA) Families in Need

Good day and welcome to this blog. I look forward to discussing with you something I observed some eight years ago; something that immediately caught my attention and is no less important to me today. Retired (from a career in maternity nursing) for not too long, I learned a food bank was starting up in my community and decided to volunteer. It took several months to really get things up and going; but we eventually got very busy. One day, a couple of young women came in looking for diapers.

NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND: The Repressed Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Well-Being, Disease and Social Functioning: Turning Gold into Lead (Dr. Vincent J. Felitti) [avahealth.org]

The ACE Study reveals how typically unrecognized adverse childhood experiences are not only common, but causally underlie a number of the most common causes of adult social malfunction, biomedical disease, and premature death. Moreover, it enables one to see that the Public Health Problem is often an individual’s attempted Solution to childhood experiences about which we keep ourselves unaware. A renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Vincent J. Felitti is one of the world’s foremost experts...

 
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