Native American Medicine: The Medicine Wheel

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / October 1, 2019

Native Americans have a deep connection to nature that helps establish and maintain balance, health and wellness. Nature is referred to as “Mother Earth” and is adopted into many numerous Native American customs and traditions…including medicine. Do you know about the Native American “Medicine Wheel”? Read more

Ayurveda: Balancing Life Forces for Vibrant Health

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / September 30, 2019

What kind of balance would you like to see in your life? Health is the happy expression of a balanced life. Would you like to experience this? Using the practice of Ayurveda and its balancing of life forces, one can experience health benefits. It requires establishing proper diets, lifestyles, exercise, spiritual well-being and…importantly… being in tune with one’s body. The result is a physical and mental balance that resists disease and allows wellness to be ever- present. Read more

Auras, Chakras, and Health

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / September 23, 2019

Who has an Aura? Everyone! Aura is the energy that everyone radiates at a very low level of electricity or magnetic field. It is a colorful, multilayered oval energy field that surrounds each individual. It is sometimes referred to as a psychic energy field. This energy field can be seen and captured using special photographic equipment. Of course, individuals “radiate” different colored auras with varying intensities of color and these auras are a reflection of one’s state of mental being and health. Surprised? Read more

Breaking Free from the Narcissist’s Web

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / September 18, 2019

As today’s practicing pharmacist knows, unique counseling may need occur with patients who are taking anti-depressant or anti-stress medications like Lexapro (escitalopram) or other similar medications. One such unique counseling that has grown in prevalence relates to helping a patient deal with a narcissist in his or her life. Do you know a narcissist? Do you know what a narcissist is? Do you know how a narcissist plays the control game? Read more

The NBC Television Interview --Almased

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / August 28, 2019

The popularity of the weight management product, Almased, was showcased on NBC affiliate Channel 11 in Atlanta. How it works, why it works and where it can be purchased was the focus of the interview as part of the America’s Healthcare Tour sponsored by Read more

Seven Points of Difference With LGHP Diet Impacting Change of Life

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / August 27, 2019

Why are individuals seeking a Change of Life today? How is Change of Life defined in today’s fast paced world? For many it is about seeking holistic wellness in mind, body and spirit. This wellness through a Change of Life can be achieved by adjusting our mindset and embracing daily seven key elements. Why is this important? These seven keys can cause release of restrictions that slow our progress toward longevity. What are these seven points of difference that can define Change of Life today? Read more

Change and Age: How Key Mindset Changes Help Us Advance

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / August 21, 2019

As we age, we need remember a lyric from a song by Crosby, Stills and Nash. “Don’t let the past remind us of what we are now”. Why? Staying positive is a major component of happiness and it is known that increased lifespan is linked with our years of happiness. For the older population, constant changes in health and money issues can cause unhappiness and can neutralize a positive outlook. What’s back there is back there. Avoid dwelling on the past! Read more

If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now: For Men Only!

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / August 19, 2019

For many men, concern for their health during their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s is not at the top of the important list. It wasn’t for me as I recall. Lack of health care monitoring earlier in life for any man can open the door for serious specific disease challenges later in life. If I only knew then what I know now! Read more

The Complex Science of Pain: Where To From Here?

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / August 15, 2019

“Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world is so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes”. This quotation, offered by George Orwell, author of the dystopian classic, 1984, is still valid. Most physicians will acknowledge that pain is a complex response that includes not a distinct sensation but also motor activity, changes in emotion and re-focusing of attention causing a brand new…elusive memory. Yet for most it is not a slow burning memory…it is ever present. Is state of the art today about not killing the pain but just making it go away? Read more

Device Addiction Is Reality Today

In Healthcare Advances By Dr. Charles Shively / August 6, 2019

Is device addiction caused by a thirst for wholeness through a constant need for reassurance? Is this a type of bliss? Although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (DSM-5) has not yet classified device addiction as a type of mental personality disorder, it may surprise many to realize this is a serious addiction. Addiction comes in many ways to every individual in this modern world: Desire and Need for Acceptance and Reassurance, Rapid Communication, Alcohol Consumption, Opioid Dependence, Smoking, Need for Visualized Comfort, Sensory Experiences, Online/ Computer Gaming and others. What is your addiction? Read more