Opening the Door to Compassion

Compassion is generally seen as necessary for any successful society, and many religions espouse compassion as a vital ingredient in human interaction. But what is it compassion really? And how do we have compassion for others and then ultimately, for ourselves? I...

Give Yourself Grace

I’ve been thinking about grace lately: How little grace we offer to ourselves and to others. Maybe it stems from perfectionist attitudes about life and love or maybe we feel we just don’t deserve it. Do you ever remember a time you just cut yourself a break and...

Life is Crazy Out Here! What’s a Woman to Do?

Hey everyone!  I wanted to take a few minutes and acknowledge that life is super hard sometimes. In fact it can downright stink. Many times, in the age of digital togetherness we exist in a vacuum of loneliness. I see patients every day, so I see your pain in so many...

Marriage vs. Health

Having a health problem sucks a lot already, but the stress your health may put on your marriage can stress your life even more. Symptoms can be tough on your spouse: You’re tired. You don’t sleep well. Your lab shows your adrenals are in level 6 failure,...

Using Supplements Correctly to Regain Health

      If you’ve used supplements in the hope of feeling better or achieving better health but haven’t had good results, this article will show you: Why you’ve had trouble How you can be ultimately successful in regaining your health, even from long-term...

Participatory Medicine

What would you do if you discovered that your best friend or a member of your family had a serious health problem, but were unwilling to do anything about it? Unfortunately, I know a lot of people reading this are trying to answer this question right now. And others...

Difficulty Explaining Holistic Health Care

    Holistic health Care: Those actions which improve a person’s overall health so as to facilitate rapid healing of health problems, and to create stable good health throughout their life.       Your friend gives you a condescending...

What the BLEEP Should I Do?

What the BLEEP Should I Do? “I have health issues, and I need to improve how my body works. Nothing I have tried has really solved this. What the BLEEP should I do?” You may have severe and long-term health problems, OR several problems that annoy you occasionally, OR...

Detoxification: A Very Different View

Detoxification is one of the most cherished tools used by many holistic or alternative healthcare practitioners. It’s an easy to understand concept: we live in a toxic environment, eat toxins in our food, slather toxic personal products on our skin and often...

It’s None of your Business. Except that it really has to be!

            You almost certainly have an acquaintance that is suffering to some degree every single day because they have bought into a lie. Your coworker suffers from depression that they are sure is from a brain chemical imbalance (the drugs...