The Vulnerability of Practicing Integrative Medicine: Courage and Connection

“God heals. The physician takes the fee.”  – Ben Franklin This is one of my favorite quotes.  It really sets the stage for what seems like a conflict of interest in having a private practice in Integrative Medicine.   And whenever we do something different or new, we are taking a risk.  It is not [...]

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Beyond Yogurt: Probiotics and the Microbiome

As a typical middle child I have always sought to “maintain calm in the family” and be the peacemaker. As a physician, I was trained in a traditional way to view external bacteria as “bad” and something we protect our bodies from. Over the years, my perspective and the science on both approaches has evolved. [...]

Two Wolves: Who and what do you feed within yourself?

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He [...]