The illusion of cure in healthcare


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Let’s look at the definition of the word “cure.” Cure- to relieve a person of the symptoms of a disease or condition. This is actually a fair definition of the word. However, in our current healthcare model I believe that we impose a much different concept of the wor
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I don’t see a lot of doctoring going on anymore in healthcare.


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To doctor or not to doctor? That is the question. What does it mean to doctor someone? I tried looking up the definition of “doctor” but I did not really get what I was looking for. When I think of the term doctoring, what comes up is the Latin term docere. I do believe th
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Your symptoms are not the enemy. Become the expert of your own health.


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What brings you into the doctor? A headache, chest pain, diarrhea, depression, anxiety, joint pain, bloating, heavy menstrual periods, etc… These are all called symptoms. Symptoms have become the priority within the health care setting and have dominated the conversation for the
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The impact of co-dependency on your health


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I have been speaking to my patients about co-dependency and their health for the last 3-4 years and I always have patients ask where they can read more about it. I would often direct them to books on co-dependency but they often come up short of helping people understand this topic ou
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How to treat the flu!


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This season’s flu seems to be hitting quite a few people, and keeping them down for a number of days. Below I will outline a protocol that will help address and improve your immune system’s ability to move through these acute reactions without the use of suppressive medica
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Goals vs Choices


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“In the new year, do not make goals for your health but rather understand your choices.” I had a great conversation with a patient recently about how people set resolutions and goals at the beginning of the year. We were trying to understand the logic behind these projecti
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Be smart: start treating yourself today for diseases of tomorrow!


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It is becoming more and more apparent in my practice that people are getting sicker and sicker. There seems to be a waiting game that is happening, where people wait until they are out of conventional options before they think about doing something different. I unfortunately get most
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The importance of routine when working to stay healthy


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From a very early age, routine is something that is crucial to health. We see this a lot of when raising kids as it relates to their eating and sleeping schedules. If you forget to feed your children or too much time passes before they get a nap, what happens? Meltdown! The state of t
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The mismanagement of individuals using pharmaceutical therapy


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After a recent new patient intake I continue to be amazed at the amount of mismanagement that is going on in our current healthcare environment. There seems to be this complete disregard to the concept of “cause and effect.” The resources and advice that comes from the maj
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“It sucks to get old”….. if you have not taken care of yourself!


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A patient just told me the other day that “it sucks to get old.” This is an interesting belief system around something that is an inevitable part of our lives. The aging process seems to be something that most people fear. I believe this fear is centered around two primary
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