The shocking truth about your health | Lissa Rankin | TEDxFiDiWomen | Poris Radio - VIDEO

The shocking truth about your health | Lissa Rankin | TEDxFiDiWomen

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Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women’s health and wellness community OwningPink.com. Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can’t quit your calling. This epiphany launched her on a journey of discovery that led her to become a leader in the field of mind/body medicine, which she blogs about at OwningPink.com and is writing about in her third book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, 2013).

She teaches both patients and health care professionals how to make the body ripe for miracles by healing the mind and being healthy in all aspects of life, not just by promoting healthy behaviors like good nutrition, exercise, and adequate sleep, but by encouraging health and authenticity in relationships, work, creative expression, spirituality, sexuality, finances, and living environment. She is leading a revolution to feminize how health care is received and delivered by encouraging collaboration, fostering self-healing, reconnecting health care and spirituality, empowering patients to tap into the mind’s power to heal the body, and encouraging women not to settle for being merely well, but to strive for living vital, joyful, authentic lives full of “mojo.”

When not spreading the word, she chills out, paints, does yoga, and hikes in Marin County, CA with her husband and daughter.

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Vince Boyle says:

"…the plague of the developed world."

ezekiel e says:

As always, another great TED talk. It sounds like Dr.Rankin should pursue a career in psychiatry.

a2cg2ogle says:

you can just read about health on wikipedia…. dont waste time watching this obnoxious bitch talking about some pseudo enlightenment….

inertiaforce says:

her voice sounds like an 8 year old girls voice lol

Cold Fury says:

her last few words sounded like and fuck you too , poor people.

Cold Fury says:

hippies had it right all along !!… but without money none of this shit is possible and it's getting harder and harder to acquire it.

Deborah Hopper says:

Finding balance, Thank you!!!!!

Michael Mallal says:

Yes my specialist sacked me. I was happy if I only saw her every six months or year.

Aisha TheGoddess says:

truth. I was in a very toxic relationship and I felt the responsibility to continue it for years. I developed cfs and fibromyalgia, was completely debilitated for years. left the relationship, a year and a half later symptoms began to reverse themselves. the work to get better was just as equally as it was physically. I'm better though.

SuckYourBone says:

her voice is soo sweet im gonna throw up

Crystal Zapata says:

I completely agree. when we get sick, is due to an imbalance.. and EVERYTHING counts. feed your soul you guys. Don't ever ignore your soul and your body's callings

Gabi Huggins says:

wonderful explanation of mind body soul balance. Love your story and your soul. :)

jogurt burek says:

is this stand up comedy ?

Jess R says:

I have to say it’s a little refreshing to find a health video that doesn’t just focus on physical health, but rather mental health. I do feel as though many a quick to dismiss mental health issues, mostly because there is a huge stigma against it, but also because many feel as though it doesn’t fit their situation. The truth of the matter is you can eat as healthy as you want, exercise regularly, go to the doctor for checkups and do all of the “right things” but if you are ignoring your mental health, none of the other things matter. Many feel trapped in their situations, but you don’t have to be. It is all about perspective. You don’t have to have a lot of money or options in order to change your situation you just need to have a positive mindset. You are always going to be happy if you continue to tell yourself you have no options. I may not be an expert, but I have suffered from depression, and I have gone through long periods of unhappiness feeling like I was trapped in this world with no escape. I have spent nights awake in bed wondering if any of it is actually worth it, only holding on for the sake of my family. I won’t lie, sometimes I still have troubles, but I’m working through them and I am doing so by taking a few moments out of every day to make a short list of what makes me happy and by taking a few moments to step outside and breath. You need to take time for yourself and if you don’t feel like you have the time in your day for that then you need to make time. You will always have at least five minutes to slow yourself down and reflect. You don’t always have to take some form of medication for what’s bothering you, although if you do there’s most certainly nothing wrong with that. You are as strong as you make yourself out to be and there is no force in this world stronger than your own mind. The message that Dr. Rankin is trying to get across is a very powerful one. Your mind is a tool. Use it, find out what makes you happy, and free yourself.

Sonya Morrell says:

Frustrated with the patients. Idiot. It's the system you should be frustrated with.

Wendy Johnson says:

Great Ted Talk! I like this because it validates so many of the issues we have today. I meet people everyday that have checked out of life. Sometimes it's just talking to someone else about your problems and you realize you are not the only one going through a crisis. I realized this when caring for my parents. There has to be a balance of all things in life.

Wild Swan says:

Her warning about ignoring the whispers of the body is an excellent one. Even without lots of resources, people can change things such as mold at home, bad stuff in their diet, etc… good stuff here. Though I wish she'd focus a bit on things that can be changed without resources such as food and home environment. Good thing is she discusses the fact that prescriptions didn't help her

Karen Stevenson says:

it's Darla from Buffy!

Lydia Feliz says:

Thank you! Very nice light!

Shanice Cooper says:

Overall, this was an well spoken presentation. Many of the times when people don't feel well, could be because their not happy with their overall life. I agree that happiness is the apart of what determines your wellness, right alone with taking good care of your body. However, their is no medication for someone's happiness as Dr. Ranki stated. Most of the time, it's time for people to reevaluate their life and what they want to make their life out of to make them happy. In other words, "it's time to stop doing what you should and start doing what you feel" (Dr. Ranki) to make you happy. I do agree with Dr. Ranki's overall presentation and what is the shocking truth about your health because your happiness can not be treatment with prescribed medication from the doctor, it has to start within yourself to make changes within your life, in order to be where you want to be in life.

sherwinjtb says:

For some people the basics like being financially secure is a priority. If you have a good foundation with a stable income then you're less likely to stress. One thing that was probably missing is putting our dreams into action. It's good to spread ideas, but dropping everything and moving onto something better without a plan can lead to disappointment. Good luck!

Cory Miller says:

An old Biblical proverb "A Merry Heart Does good, like a medicine"
After listening to this I would have to say it probably originally meant "A Merry Heart is Good Medicine"

Tatiana Marie Piras says:

i could listen to her voice all day. she seems so sweet

Apoorv Salar says:

She was SOOOOOO right. Ted Talk is a blessing to humanity.

Kevin James Parr says:

YES So I see what you mean dear Lissa. This Baronet is searching for love. Never saw that before.

Debbie Strang says:

Jesus is the Light!

Khamakazy says:

I love this woman, she helps me not hate women as a gender.

Colin Maharaj says:

Have not taken a break in 6 years. No real vacation in 15-20 years. And I am getting angrier on the job, where I want to retire, but I think I will be fired. I am 47.

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