Bridging East and West: One Doctors Journey

Why am I now doing a medical practice that combines both conventional medical care and complementary (“alternative”) methods? What happened that made me decide, at 58 years of age (!), to put my energy into starting this type of private practice???? Before I even considered going to medical school, I knew that my calling in […]

Cancer and Natural Medicine: A Textbook of Basic Science and Clinical Research

In the preface of this book, the author, John Boik, states that he had written the book because he had looked for a book like it and it did not exist. I know of no other book like it, because it has undertaken to critically describe what we know scientifically about the uses of natural […]

Spontaneous Healing

Andrew Weil, MD once again has produced a thoughtful, useful and challenging book. That is what I like about his books, I always go away with something to chew upon and contemplate. Spontaneous Healing is chock full of testimonials about spontaneous healing and useful prescriptions for healing a variety of ailments. Dr. Weil, once again, […]

Big Guns and Gentle Healers: Combining Eastern and Western Remedies for Coping with Cancer

Talking with a friend some time ago, I told her I’d written a book that blends a review of international scientific literatures with personal narrative, sociological analyses with recipes. Despite knowing that the topic of this book is my son’s experiences with cancer, she laughed. It amused me too. Recipes? However, I wanted to tell […]

Double Vision: An East-West Collaboration for Coping with Cancer

The purpose of life threatening disease is very difficult for any of us to fathom. It is hard for us to see how pain and suffering can lead to anything that is worthwhile, let alone educational. However, our master teachers keep exorting us to look upon pain and suffering as the greatest of the teachers. […]

Drug-Nutrient Interactions

Physicians and well-trained nutritionists are aware of the potential interactions between nutrients and drugs. Many good books exist that outline in detail the large number of reactions that may occur between any number of medications when combined with certain dietary constituents and oral nutritional supplements. It is important that both the clinician and healthcare consumer […]

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