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Healing the System: A Prescription for Rejuvenating the Hearts of Healthcare Providers is Free for Download for One More Day

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Saturday, September 17, 2022

John McB. Hodson is proud to present a book for medical professionals, Healing the System: A Prescription for Rejuvenating the Hearts of Healthcare Providers maintains #1 best seller in 3 Amazon Categories 

John wrote Healing the System for medical professionals wanting to change the increasingly dysfunctional environment typical of current practices.

Healing the System is a book for healthcare that offers a simple approach to changing the healthcare system in a way that will re-empower healthcare providers to do what they love to do—care for patients, solve problems, and influence the delivery system. Drawing on his vast experience as a seasoned cardiologist who has practiced medicine all over the world, Dr. John McB. Hodgson suggests easy-to-implement changes that healthcare providers and administrators can make to combat the increasingly dysfunctional environment typical of current practice. These changes can bring a sense of fulfillment, joy, and satisfaction back to the practice of medicine. Not only will the providers of healthcare benefit, but patients will also benefit, and the entire system will be energized. The message in this book will encourage physicians and other healthcare delivery professionals to create an environment and culture in which everyone can thrive by providing practical steps for positive change in healthcare administration.

John McB. Hodgson’s Healing the System will be free and available for download on Amazon through Saturday, September 17, 2022. Click here to download. Healing the System is rated 5 stars by those who have purchased the book. Here’s one of the latest reviews:

Dinah – 5 stars
Sage counsel for solving healthcare system ails

Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2022

“Dr. Hodgson provides informative and valuable insights into how to fix the maladies affecting the healthcare system that is resulting in provider burnout and disillusionment in systems that have become dishonoring and lost focus. Dr. Hodgson’s book is not only beneficial to all healthcare providers offering sage counsel on effective, practical, and cost efficient solutions to the healthcare ails, but also for the patients and families they serve to help them understand and navigate an overwhelming system. A must read for all who want to be a part of the solution!”

For more information or to schedule an interview about this press release, please contact John Hodgson at email jhodgson@tsg-ed.com.

About the Author
Dr. John Hodgson is no stranger to the dysfunction of the American healthcare system. As an internationally recognized cardiologist who has served in academic and community hospitals, multicity systems, small rural hospitals, private practice, and academic employed practice, Dr. Hodgson has a unique perspective on what is working and what is not in today’s US healthcare system. With provider dissatisfaction at an all-time high, he is committed to improving the way healthcare systems work so that healthcare providers can get back to doing what they love to do—care for patients, solve problems, and influence the delivery system. He believes it is possible to create an environment and culture where everyone in the medical field can thrive and where a sense of fulfillment, joy, and satisfaction can be returned to the practice of medicine. Dr. Hodgson is a tenured professor of medicine, entrepreneur, inventor, certified life coach, and agent for change. He and his wife, Dinah, reside in Moreland Hills, Ohio.

Suggested Interview Questions

  1. Hodgson, tell us what you experience on a daily basis with the current healthcare system. What led to you writing Healing the System?
  2. You have been a respected cardiologist for more than thirty years. What did your practice used to be like, say in the ’80s and ’90s, before the days of the RVUs and CPT codes? How have things changed in the past decade?
  3. Have you personally experienced feelings of discontentment with your profession? How would you describe that, and what did you do to reenergize?
  4. Where in the world have you practiced medicine, and what was that like? What was your favorite experience? What was the most difficult?
  5. Not all doctors have business acumen, but you do. What can you say to doctors coming into the system about being business minded?
  6. How important are leadership skills as a doctor? How can doctors develop leadership skills?
  7. What do you hope comes out of the ideas you provided in the book? For administrators? Healthcare providers? Systems managers? Nurses and other hospital staff?
  8. In the book, you gave almost a futuristic synopsis of what the healthcare system could be like. Can you summarize that for us?
  9. Can you tell us about the ideas in your T.E.A.C.H. approach? What do the different elements mean and how can they help the current healthcare system?
  10. If you could go back and pick your profession all over again, would you still choose to be a doctor, knowing what you know now?


Queens Naturopath Identifies Tree that Bible Says Can Heal Nations

FAITH NEWSWIRE – A naturopathic doctor in Queens, NY has identified a tree that according to Dr. Simone Lord, “has mythical powers to heal the nations. Its leaves are potently anti-viral and have been used for centuries to treat malaria, flu and other plagues.”

Dr Lord says that she was inspired to find something to help people ‘fight back’ by her 8 year old grandson, who believes in the power of her herbal remedies.

Her path as an pastor led her to the leaves of a mysterious tree written about by St John the Theologian, (who was exiled in Patmos, Greece) in the book of Revelation called the tree of life. The passage in Revelation 22 verse 2 described that the leaves of this tree were for the healing of the nations. Dr. Lord believes this tree to be the olive tree.

According to a 2008 Archaelogy.org interview with Adelphi University’s Anagnostis Agelarakis, scientist, anthropologist and cultivator of olives in Crete, “Hippocrates used olive oil-based ointments for all kinds of uses and for treating trauma, scratches, wounds… it was considered to have healing power.” Agelarakis went on to say that the Greek “considered the olive  not only as a health product but something that had in essence a divine power embedded in it–defined in a pragmatic way not in a occult or abstract way.”

The Greeks used the olive leaf as symbol of peace, prosperity, health and wisdom. Their Olympians and other athletes used olive oil to rub their bodies down before games. The olive leaf was/is a symbol of peace and used as a symbol of truce in Greece.  In Noah’s time, the dove brought back an olive leaf to show that it was safe to leave Noah’s ark.

Olive leaf has been studied to be anti-viral plant that can treat stomach issues. According to Healthline.com, “Olive leaf extract is a natural source of wellness with therapeutic properties that are:

gastroprotective (protects digestive system)
neuroprotective (protects central nervous system)
antimicrobial (inhibits microorganism growth)
anticancer (reduces risk of cancer)
anti-inflammatory (reduces risk of inflammation)
antinociceptive (reduces pain stimuli)
antioxidant (prevents oxidation or cell damage)

These properties mean that olive leaf extract may help with weight loss, heart health, and herpes breakouts.”

According to olivewellnessinstitute.org, “Olive leaf extract has been researched for its antimicrobial and antiviral activity: In vitro and animal studies show that olive leaf extract has some potential activity against the influenza virus. (8) Research suggests that olive leaf extract may reduce the infectivity and inhibit the replication of viruses that cause colds, influenza and lower respiratory tract infections – further clinical trials in humans are needed to validate these findings. (8) Olive leaf extract has been shown to stimulate phagocytosis – which may enhance the body’s response to a viral infection. (8) Gargling olive leaf tea may alleviate symptoms of a sore throat – potentially due to a reduction of inflammation and viral infectivity. (8) Over the past 10 years, in vitro research has demonstrated that olive leaf extract is effective against a wide range of pathogens. (9,10-17) Specifically, oleuropein has been shown to have invitro antibacterial activity against some gram-positive and gram-negative human pathogenic bacterial strains. (11) Despite the antimicrobial effect of specific biophenols found in olive leaf extract, research shows that the antimicrobial activities of the combined phenolics has a similar or better effect than any one individual biophenol. (18) To date, there are no human clinical trials which evaluate the effect of olive leaf extract against pathogens for common infections.”

Olive leaf tea is one of the most common, traditional herbal teas used among Mediterranean people to treat disease. (38) It has been used for centuries for the treatment of conditions and diseases such as the common cold, malaria and tropical illnesses.

According to an April 14, 2020 article in Guardian.com, “Greece’s efforts at keeping the country virus-safe appear to be paying off: in a population of just over 11 million, there were, 2,145 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 99 fatalities, far lower than elsewhere in Europe. Italy to date has registered 20,465 deaths.”

“We have seen the power of preventative and natural medicines like the olive tree. We have been using olive leaf tea, olive oil and other natural remedies, elixirs and decoctions made at our juice bar, including fervent prayers to keep us, our family and our customers safe.  So far we have been doing fine. Some customers who have complained of  viral symptoms are also improving quickly. We offer free olive tea to all essential workers including pastors.” said Dr. Lord.

Dr. Simone Lord is a board certified naturopathic doctor who teaches the proper use of plant medicines and herbal remedies. She operates Mother Earth Juice Bar & Health Food Store in Queens, NY. For webinars and speaking engagements please visit http://www.DrSimoneLord.com


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