Recently, I was asked to give a talk on spirituality and it’s importance in healthcare. I found myself thinking about how I have spent the last few years focusing on the “easy” fixes with my patients such as diet, sleep and exercise. Now, I am not saying that these things are truly easy to fix. However, when it comes to a physician addressing these topics with a patient, talking about the evidence on how certain foods can contribute to or prevent disease and giving specific recommendations based on current science, is much easier than talking to a patient about spirituality and how it can also contribute to or prevent disease.
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