Slow medicine with Dr Christine Walker
For someone who works online and uses social media as well as I can, I have to admit, I don’t love it. Sometimes it feels forced and other times it just feels like another item on my to-do list. BUT there are many times where it’s lead to a great connection or even friendship, so for that, I’m super grateful for the weird world of social media.
One such instance happened a few weeks ago, when I asked people on Twitter what they’d like me to discuss on future episodes of the podcast. I got loads of excellent answers, as well as a message from today’s guest, suggesting I look at Slow Medicine.
Turns out I didn’t have to look far, because Dr Christine Walker has a great deal to share about slow medicine. Christine is a PT with a private practice in North Carolina, and is adopting many elements of slow living to her own home and life, meaning she was the perfect person to chat with about the role Slow has when it comes to our health.
We talk about her personal experience with stress, fatigue and illness and how a realisation that her frantic lifestyle was exacerbating these issues became a pivotal moment in her own journey towards a slower, more intentional way of living.
We also talk about the wider issue of stress and its impact on our bodies, as well as her personal experiences with meditation and the impact it’s had on her physical and mental well-being.
This conversation has some exceptional insights into modern medicine and the opportunity we have to combine the preventative benefits of mindfulness and overall health, with the incredible advances of traditional medicine over the past few decades.
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