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So far Doctor Julie has created 35 blog entries.

Slow aging: Meditation is good for your genes!

Years ago, one of my patients told me that life was like a roll of toilet paper.  The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. But what if there is a way to slow it down? Meditation means different things to different people. For some people it is sitting in silence. For [...]

The Golden Rule reversed

We are all familiar with the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would do unto yourself.” Yet have you ever truly considered how do you treat yourself? Too often we live in a constant cycle of self criticism, even if it's subtle. Or worse trap ourselves in the role of the victim of our circumstances. [...]

By | May 13th, 2015|Doctor Julie's Health Tips, Uncategorized|0 Comments

An individualized practice: The best of all worlds

There are several new medical practice models out there and I wanted to explain a few of them and how my practice has elements of each of them. I have blended these concepts to best serve my patients in a sustainable way. I also recognize that by taking care of myself, I will continue to [...]

By | May 29th, 2014|Integrative Family Medicine, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Considering stillness

I recently spent a Saturday at a retreat on Physician Spirituality. How refreshing the simple thought of that is! As physicians we have the honor of sitting in the doorway between life and death more often than most people do. We’re there during births, deaths, and life changing health crises in our patient’s lives. These [...]

Simple smiles: Why ‘Walk with a Doc?’

I smiled. The sky was cloudy. There was a hint of humidity in the air. Birds were singing above our heads. We set up the table with water bottles, a sign-in and pedometers to give away. The blood pressure cuff sat on the bench with the hanging banner behind that read “Walk with a Doc.” [...]

Body cleanses — my perspective

The weather is getting warmer here in Austin and it's almost giving a hint of spring. With spring comes a time for spring cleaning. My home would certainly benefit!  How about our bodies? I had a friend ask me what I thought about a juice cleanse today, and I decided I’d write a blog post about what [...]

By | April 13th, 2014|Doctor Julie's Health Tips, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The simple fun of walking

I couldn’t help but think of Bugs Bunny’s “What’s up doc?” when I held a recent community walking event. Just call me the “Meetup doc.” Earlier this spring I held Austin’s first Walk-with-a-Doc event. […]

Go R-E-D: A woman’s heart is precious

I love acronyms. They help us remember and organize. And there is good reason for this when it comes to the importance of cardiovascular health for women. February as Go Red month for women has been a great reminder to take care of this precious part of us. I've enjoyed participating in several events this [...]

By | February 25th, 2014|Doctor Julie's Health Tips|0 Comments

Announcing the Walk with a Doc program

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right leg.  – G.M. Trevelyan Do as I say AND as I do. As an integrative physician my goal is to help my patients integrate healthy elements into their lifestyle.  It’s quite simple: healthy eating, good sleep, exercise and surrounding ourselves with positive community and support.  Over [...]

By | February 17th, 2014|Announcements & Events|0 Comments

A few of my favorite medical things this year: Telomeres, the microbiome, and neuroplasticity

As this year comes to an end, I am reflecting upon many aspects of 2013.  One of them is the information I have been reading about and how it has shaped and reinforced my integrative medical approach. As I look back on my twitter feed, it shows some of what intrigued me and information I [...]

By | December 31st, 2013|Integrative Family Medicine|2 Comments