Expert Patient: A new approach to chronic disease management for the 21st century

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT Are You an “Expert Patient”? Can your Doctor(s) say the following about you? “My Patient knows more about the disease than I do; as much about the disease as I do, and enough about his/her symptoms that it is easy to communicate with him/her.” Why is becoming an Expert Patient so important? There is plenty of emerging research about the needs of 21st century patients. Most of that research centers around the concept of “Illness Self-Management”, for what is called “chronic illness”. What, you ask, is a “chronic illness”. Health concerns are usually classified as either acute or chronic. Acute illnesses usually begin abruptly and last only a short time. Most people with …

Correct Your Acid / Alkaline Balance with the Water You Drink: What the Experts Say

Word Count: 609 Summary: In health circles there has been much recent talk about acid /alkaline imbalance. Let’s see if we can clarify how experts recommend we correct this imbalance. Keywords: alkaline acid balance water ionizers ionized ionizer pH Article Body: (free to publish) In health circles there has been much recent talk about acid /alkaline imbalance. Let’s see if we can clarify how experts recommend we correct this imbalance. The problem Your body functions best when neither too acid nor too alkaline. Unfortunately almost all of us have become acidic due to diet, drinks and stress — both psychological and from pollution. Acids can build up in our body, causing systems to be out of balance. The effects According …