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 their emotional health becomes reactive and in turn, they have to manage states of increased stress.
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 majority of doctors and health care providers is centered exclusively around treating symptoms, withou
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 themes, the first being pain and discomfort. Too often as individuals age, their bodies break down
I have done a lot of work with people around the concept of acceptance. When you work on the acceptance of everything and the concept of “loving what is” (Byron Katie), this creates a certain tolerance for you to manage whatever might show up for you in your life. This should seem exciting, because things bother you less. You learn what you have control over and what yo
It just really fires me up that so much time, energy, and money is spent on looking for the next drug, herb, or vitamin that promises to end the suffering that people are dealing with. I was just reading a naturopathic publication that talks about pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) (a compound found in interstellar dust) as a “vital nutrient” that has promise to treat disea
I was researching a condition that a patient of mine has and I stumbled across this: “The cause of adenomyosis remains unknown, but the disease typically disappears after menopause. For women who experience severe discomfort from adenomyosis, certain treatments can help, but hysterectomy is the only cure.” I think this is pretty interesting. Let me clarify a few terms f
This post is a reminder to all my patients and really anyone out there who is working on their health. Improvement can and will happen as long as you walk down the right path. And yes walk, not run. When you are hurting there is a natural inclination to want to feel better and if you start making the appropriate changes in your self care routine you will feel better. There is a com