The mission of Nurture Healing is to inform, inspire and empower people to create greater wellness in their lives and in the world.
Nurture Healing was created by Dr. Joanna Garritano to provide tools and skills to help people align with greater wellness. When we nurture our bodies, we are better able to reclaim and enhance our health. Aligning with wellness not only effects our own health, it also empowers us to make choices that bring greater health and balance into the world. By making healthy choices, we bring positive change into our families, into our communities, and onto the planet.
Every move toward greater wellness matters.
Despite some of medicine’s finest contributions to humankind, we are currently experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people with complex chronic health issues. In fact, nearly one out of every two adults in the United States, (that’s over 117 million Americans), face chronic health challenges—conditions such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, allergies, asthma, digestive problems, depression, chronic headaches, chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, and cancer to name a few. Today, over 80% of health care visits are people with chronic health conditions. For many of these patients the conventional medical approach is unable to provide a cure for the condition. Instead many treatments and medications are designed to reduce symptoms without alleviating the disease and without addressing the root problems that give rise to these illnesses in the first place.
This is where tools, skills and lifestyle interventions can help. When we use certain skills such as mindfulness, food choices, relaxation, stress reduction, and exercise – we can improve our health and almost always increase our sense of wellbeing. When we take actions that promote health and wellness, we allow our bodies the proper conditions in which to restore the greatest possible degree of well-being.
Whether we realize it or not, we each have within us an inherent strength and resilience. By becoming active participants in creating health and wellness, we tap into our own inner strength and we can help to trigger greater balance and harmony in our own lives and in the world.
Please enjoy the free materials provided for you on this website as you work to create greater wellness in your life.
Dr. Joanna Garritano is a physician who believes in empowering people with skills and tools so they can better improve and support their health and wellbeing. Her background is as a licensed and board certified Emergency Physician. She currently works serving patients in the Urgent Care with Kaiser Permanente Washington. Due to the demands of the current pandemic and her work serving patients in the Urgent Care, Dr. Garritano is not presently able to offer live wellness programs and support. Please enjoy the materials available here on the website.