March 21st, 2012 15:08 EST
Judyth Piazza and Dr. Hillel Mazansky Discuss Childhood Obesity
Hillel Mazansky, M.D. grew up in Johannesburg South Africa. After graduating with an M.B.B.Ch (M.D equivalent) followed by internship, military service as a first lieutenant in the Medical Corps, he also worked in various hospitals to obtain further experience in Ob/Gyn and surgery. While developing his practice in Johannesburg, he obtained a Masters Degree in General Practice/Family Medicine.
Upon his return from the United Kingdom,where he was elected Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, he obtained board certification in London and subsequently was board certified in South Africa.
In 1977 Dr Mazansky and his family emigrated to the United States and lived in Cleveland,Ohio. He worked as a Fellow and instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Case Western School of Medicine.While in Cleveland he obtained Board Certification in Family Medicine and was subsequently elected as Fellow in the American Academy of Family Medicine. In 1978 he began private practice in Solon, Ohio, where he remained until relocating to La Jolla, CA, where he worked for a short period in a closed end HMO.
For the last 16 years Dr. Mazansky`s interest has been focused in the field of complimentary medicine, particularly in mind /body techniques of Guided Imagery, medical hypnosis, and longevity medicine.His direction has been to prevent illness and complications by engaging in a healthy life style with the use of nutrition, exercise as well as mind/body techniques of guided imagery and medical hypnosis. Within modern day medical practice in America, medicine, especially with regard to chronic illnesses, a great deal of time and expense is devoted to a host of investigative procedures to diagnose and treat disease. Prescription medication is the norm and side effects thereof abound.
After extensive study in mind body techniques as a method of self healing, it has become clear that the power of guided imagery and medical hypnosis empowers the patient to assist in self treatment of physical and psychological conditions. The practitoners of GI/MH, nutrition and exercise enable themselves to live longer, healthier, happier lives (darker from longer to lives).
Dr Mazansky`s focus to help influence positive health outcomes for as many people as possible has led him to deliver talks on guided imagery, nutrition and exercise to employees of commercial and industrial companies, resulting in cost containment strategies of corporate healthcare dollar expenditure,by decreasing absenteeism and work related injury. The lives of employees will be enhanced, and a ripple effect will occur within families, who will influence like minded friends and families to follow new found well being and happiness.
Obesity, especially of the childhood variety, has been Dr. Mazansky`s focus for many years. He volunteers most of his free time to helping children afflicted with this problem. He is in contact with the White House and the First Lady, Michelle Obama and her organizations of Let`s Move and Obesity.net and is a member of the Childhood Obesity Initiative in San Diego. Dr. Mazansky sends out weekly health tips that are internationally read by thousands of his readers.
Dr Mazansky was a past chairman of the Cleveland Academy of Family Physicians, a district director of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Academy of Family Physicians. He was the Chairman of the the Department of Family Medicine at Huron Road Hospital in Cleveland.
He has functioned in various organizations and charitable institutions and has served on boards of parochial schools in Cleveland and San Diego. He enjoys the cultural arts, especially theater and opera.Yoga practice and pilates plays an integral part of daily workout routine. Outdoor sporting activities such as zip lining, snorkeling hiking and international travel are his other fields of enjoyment.
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