The Five Layers of Health

© 2018, Allison Peacock/Lake Travis Integrative Medicine At Lake Travis Integrative Medicine we realize that we are all dynamic, creative beings with a wide variety of histories, genetics, exposures, and lifestyles. This requires a non-linear, individualized approach to healing, as well as a balance between the advances of Western medicine and a completely Holistic mindset. [...]

The ABC’s of SNP’s: The basics of using genetic information in my practice

You may or may not have heard about how genetic information can be used as a guide to improve and maintain your health.  Likely you’ve heard of testing for the BRCA gene that predisposes breast cancer, or newborn testing for inborn errors of metabolism. The potential for using genetic data for managing your health goes [...]

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 [...]

Being your own Superman or Wonderwoman

I recently watched this amazing TED Talk by Amy Cuddy about how your body language shapes who you are, and I find it a great place to share my thoughts on Halloween. Here we are, in the shadow of Superstorm Sandy, with many people still without electricity and so much damage done to the Northeast [...]