Pain: Our Most Precious Guide

Precious pain is a term that often brings reactions of outrage and doubt from people. Our society generally views pain as something terrible that must be escaped at all costs. Those who view pain as something useful are thought of as masochists or psychotics. Pain and suffering are thought to be inseparable. Pain is a […]

Second Chance: Life After Death

“The fifteen years since I died have been the best in my life,” says Marvin Barrett, the author of Second Chance: A Life After Death. This, despite two coronaries, a stroke, lymphoma, prostate cancer, congestive heart failure and the cardiac arrest which caused his death at 63 in 1984. Barrett wrote of that earlier event […]

American Indian Healing Arts: Herbs, Rituals and Remedies for Every Season of Life

When my sister-in-law returned from a trip to her native Dominican Republic, she told me that she hadn’t felt well while staying at her Mother’s farm up in the mountains. “What did you do?” I asked knowing the closest pharmacy (and town) was an hour away. She told me she did what Native Americans have […]

Feng Shui – Can It Really Be That Simple?

With the myriad of books and articles available these days, sometimes it seems there are still a lot of questions about Feng Shui. Many people ask me “what is it?”, “how do you pronounce it?”, “who is this Feng Shui fellow anyway?” as if a person with the last name of Shui is out designing […]

Give Your Mind A Break

I am a very organized person. However, I’ve never before let you in on the little secret that I have Attention Deficit Disorder (somewhat mild) and that I have trouble staying focused on one thing at a time because my mind is always running in a million different directions. If you’re saying to yourself that […]

Dandelions For Health

It’s incredible how we have developed a sense of utter distaste for the dandelion. Somehow we have taken this potential nutrition powerhouse and turned it into a demon. It’s a common sight to see trucks laden with chemical pesticides and herbicides unleashing their toxic sprays onto lawns that would otherwise yield a plant that can […]

Rhubarb Buckwheat Crumble

Botanically speaking, rhubarb is classified as a vegetable, but is often referred to as a fruit because of its popularity in jams and pies. When you’re choosing rhubarb in the market, look for thin, pink or red stalks instead of the more stringy and tough green stalks. Rhubarb is never eaten raw due to its […]

Tofu Chocolate Mousse

Tofu is made from soybeans that have been made into milk, into which a coagulant (nigari or lemon juice) is added, and the curds are collected and pressed to make tofu. This processing of the soybean makes it easier to digest and creates a vegetable protein source that is high in B-vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, iron, […]

The Carbohydrate-Weight Gain Connection

Obesity and poor health are a growing epidemic in our society. Misleading mainstream information and the development of artificial food products supporting lifestyle abnormalities are some of the reasons for our eroding health and excessive weight. For years the mainstream community of rule-makers had us believing we should eat an abundance of carbohydrates. Lots of […]

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 […]

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