Welcome to episode 284 of the show, with Dr. Jeffrey Rediger, MD, MDiv, faculty member at Harvard Medical School, Medical Director of McLean SE Adult Psychiatry Community Affairs at McLean Hospital, and Chief of Behavioral Medicine at Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Dr. Rediger is author of Cured: The Life-Changing Science of Spontaneous Healing, and covers ways that people have been cured or healed without the need for regular types of treatment. Taking into account well-being and a person’s specific needs is something hospitals are doing more and more.
- what a medical director does at a hospital, and what Dr. Rediger has been part of for nearly two decades
- some of the medical issues that his psychiatric hospital is skilled at dealing with
- concepts in Cured, including how healing can take place outside of typical treatment
- the way that well-being comes into play, and how placebos can showcase the ability of the body to heal itself
- the importance of a diet that has specific elements kept out, which were not natural to humans for most of history
- insights about mental health, and the effect of the term
- a message to all who could use a guide for their mental well-being