My Blog

I am in the business of empowerment and I am a true consumer advocate. I strive to help you “think things through” and put the dots really close together so you can own your own healthcare. I can’t do it without you, so come on in! Join the conversation!

A Personal Note From Me

First of all, thank you so much for visiting my BLOG! I do love that word, as very few words are both a noun and a verb. Yes, this is my BLOG (noun) and I will BLOG (verb) on issues and topics, which I feel, will stimulate […]

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Comfrey is Back

Comfrey is Back! I see a lot of active people in my practice. Many of them have sprains, cuts, bruises, scrapes, and all kinds of minor (and sometimes not so minor) trauma.  In times past, comfrey was considered a powerful healing plant and would have been a […]

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Avoid Statins, Let The Cats In!

I have a radio show that airs every Wednesday at noon Pacific Time on RadioMD.com called “Mindful Medicine”.  It is simply another format for me to hopefully “knock ‘em alive” with empowering information that can help people be their own PCPs “primary care providers” and have their […]

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A Sauna a Day Keeps The Doctor Away

When I was in medical school, living on a shoestring budget, one of the treats I used to give myself was a trip to the day spa.  Even though I lived in a very warm climate, there was nothing more invigorating and soothing to me than being […]

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Let’s Think Things Through!

One of my biggest passions in this life is to be helpful in people using their own minds and thinking about what is good for them regarding health, wellness and medicine.  There are so many confusing messages, ideas and advice available.  I feel it we can just […]

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Estrogen Dominance

Too Much of a Good Thing can certainly be BAD!  When there is an excess of any hormone in relation to the whole intricate system we call the “endocrine system”, an overall imbalance develops, and health problems can arise. When there is too much estrogen and not enough progesterone […]

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How to Keep Your Cool When You Feel Like a Stress-Ball

With today’s stressors being multiple, constant and prolonged, it is quite easy to lose one’s cool which, unfortunately, just makes any situation worse.   I call it “having a short fuse syndrome”.  So, how can you keep your cool and “lengthen your fuse” during times of strife such […]

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Nobody Cares What You Know Until They Know That You Care

Oh boy do I care! When I first began practicing over a decade ago, my boundaries with my patients were flimsy at best.  I was so motivated and passionate about them doing well and following through with my recommendations that I would end up walking them to […]

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Eggs Aren’t Dairy!

Eggs Aren’t Dairy (and other things you think you might know) My friend and mentor used to say all the time to me “be careful what you think”.  I would in turn say WHA???????  Like what the heck does that mean?    Well throughout my years of practice […]

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Secondary Succession

SECONDARY SUCCESSION  Definition: The ecological succession that occurs on a preexisting soil after the primary succession has been disrupted or destroyed due to a disturbance that reduced the population of the initial inhabitants. An example of secondary succession is the development of new inhabitants to replace the previous community of plants and animals that […]

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