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Date:9/25/2008

Whole Health Educators Form Army in the Battle Against Chronic Disease

Wellesley Hills, MA (PRWEB) September 25, 2008 -- Can overeating be a symptom of negative emotions? Could a skin problem be caused by not getting enough time outdoors, poor diet or anxiety? Yes, says an international organization whose uniquely trained Health Educators empower their patients with knowledge about how their emotions, nutrition, spiritual beliefs, environment and physical health are making them ill. Working in concert with other health practitioners, this growing profession is providing the tools and knowledge for good health and longevity with education rather than drugs, while saving health insurers, patients and employers millions of dollars annually.

Today, the National Institute of Whole Health (www.niwh.org), an organization that has trained thousands of Health Educators in a unique model of whole-person health education focused on empowering behavioral change, has announced its increased effort to push for change in how healthcare is delivered. Following the report from the Trust for America's Health that was released in July, which showed that an investment in disease prevention could save American more than $16 billion in five years, the organization is beginning a nationwide campaign. They are urging health facilities to invest in one Whole Health Educator per facility to help solve our current healthcare crisis. A massive letter-writing campaign and petition to healthcare executives and legislators is underway.

"People are getting sicker and healthcare is getting more and more expensive because people do not have the right kind of information to make changes in their lives," said Jerry Kantor, Executive Director of the National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH). "For the past 32 years, we have researched and uncovered the most effective methods for empowering individuals wi
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