Category Archives: integrative medicine

Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare

If you haven’t already seen this award winning documentary, you will have your chance this Sunday March 10th, at at 8 pm EDT. CNN has acquired broadcast rights and will air the film along with a 30 minute discussion with … Continue reading

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Dean Ornish TEDx

Dr. Dean Ornish, Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and one of the giants in the revolution in medicine that we call integrative medicine, recently delivered this lecture at TEDx San Francisco Dr. Ornish offers … Continue reading

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Mindfulness in Medical School

Seated, cross-legged on the floor of gate 35A, Washington National Airport, life swirls chaotically by while 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation preserves equanimity, calmness and open heartedness. Mindfulness, or voluntary, non-judgmental awareness in the moment is a human trait which … Continue reading

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Healing Goddess

Pamela Wible is my hero. A family physician in Eugene, Oregon, she had grown despondent about the practice of medicine which dehumanized both her and her patients. After ten years on the treadmill, I was tired of being rude to … Continue reading

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Am I Truly Present for My iPhone?

Don’t get me wrong, I really love my iPhone. I love most all things Apple. We are a 4 iPhone family and are proud owners of an iPod, iPad, iMac and I am happily typing on my new MacBook Pro. … Continue reading

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Positive Emotions

In his 2009 book, the Dalai Lama outlines methods to achieve happiness in a troubled world. Key are the cultivation of positive emotions to combat the effects of negative aspects of modern life. He recommends contemplation of our social nature, … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Yoga has the power to heal even when cure is not available. I am moved by the story of a disabled Gulf war vet who used the power of yoga to heal his mind body and spirit. The Healing Power … Continue reading

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The Way It Is

I am old enough to remember Walter Cronkite closing his nightly CBS news broadcast each night with “…and that’s the way it is”. Those were difficult times as the Viet Nam war raged on with no end in sight, and … Continue reading

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A Mindful Nation: Book Review

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) not to be confused with Paul Ryan (R-WI) has just published a book entitled A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance and Recapture the American Spirit Hay House 2012. … Continue reading

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Orthogonal Reality in Health Care

Health care has become all too much disease management. The confines of this two dimensional care-space has become intolerable for patients. More than 80% of patients surveyed are generally dissatisfied with care. As a result many turn to complementary and … Continue reading

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