08.01.2019
by The Point

Did you know nurses are more trusted by the public than any other profession, even physicians? This has been the case in survey after survey for years. I myself have a dozen nursing colleagues who I would trust with my life and someday likely will. I have been a nurse for roughly 20 years in a variety of patient care areas and I have spent the last decade focused on... READ MORE

05.01.2019
by The Point

What Is Functional Medicine? Functional medicine is an approach to looking at the nature of chronic diseases. This biology-based model sees your body as an integrated system, not just an assembly of different organs. This approach also recognizes that all of us are biochemically and genetically unique. Thus, functional medicine seeks to identify the underlying cause of a disease and design a personalized care for each patient. Functional Medicine: A... READ MORE

04.01.2019
by The Point

Up until very recently, bacterial and viral-based diseases were the biggest health risks to the human population. But while the miracles of modern medicine have made the world a much safer place on one level, the modern lifestyle has created a new crisis of epic proportions. From diabetes and heart disease at all-time highs to depression now becoming the number one cause of disability in the world, chronic diseases that... READ MORE

03.01.2019
by The Point

In a country with wide-reaching levels of depression, poor lifestyle choices are often to blame. The good news is that with minimal effort, and very small tweaks to one’s routine, almost anyone can transform their emotional wellbeing. Here are six simple ideas to try.  Cultivate more face-to-face relationships Ironically, as the working world embraces the idea of the open-plan office and single-occupancy rooms become less common, we’re becoming more and... READ MORE

12.01.2018
by The Point

Stop me if you have heard this one before…. ….at the gym, Bob starts talking to you about this great new keto diet he is doing. “Yeah bro, it is SICK! I can eat as much fat as I want and some protein. I am destroying pounds of bacon, sirloin, whole eggs and coconut oil by the gallons.” At first blush, that sounds fun for awhile. Then as Bob yammers... READ MORE

11.01.2018
by The Point

The Point focuses on Four Pillars to improve the mental and physical health of guests. If you're familiar with the concept of Blue Zones, then you may see some commonalities between Blue Zones and the The Point's Four Pillars of optimal health. Let us show you how the Point Retreat's Four Pillars to health and the features of the Blue Zones do have quite a bit in common. What is... READ MORE

10.01.2017
by The Point

Many Americans lead lifestyles that contribute to a variety of long-term health conditions. Nearly 37 percent of adults are obese, while 9.4 percent live with diabetes, and heart disease accounts for one in every four deaths. These facts alone show us the need for better, healthier ways to live our lives. Our team at The Point sees a solution to this by focusing on four pillars - pillars that provide... READ MORE