In a recent blog post, I used a metaphor of unlocking your specific code (the intertwining of your mind, body and spirit) that makes you, you. These three components make up our essence. Each of us has a distinct way our … Continue reading →
A patient recently gave me a book, something that hasn’t happened before in all of my years in practice. To my suggestion that she try meditation, she responded, “Oh, I’ve been practicing it for years. I use the Silva method.”
Recently, I was sent an article about a novel treatment for rheumatoid arthritis which is a potentially debilitating condition that involves an autoimmune inflammatory response. This type of arthritis develops when the immune cells of the body are “turned on” and attack joints, causing … Continue reading →
“What we have now is doctors who are actually better technically at what they’re doing in their specialty than 30 or 40 years ago, but we lost the relationship, when the doctor would look people in the eye and say … Continue reading →
I’ve been fascinated with the way meditation has improved my sense of balance and overall well-being. I practice most mornings for about 5 to 10 minutes, before I start my office hours. I simply sit in a chair, close my … Continue reading →
Our behavior is largely related to conditioning from our past. We therefore often cope with internal struggles through learned behaviors to food, alcohol, tobacco and other substances that are destructive when we overindulge.
We all experience stress everyday. But what exactly is stress? We experience a situation as stressful because it is perceived as a threat. Our amygdala (the primitive area of our brain) sends out hormones like epinephrine which increase our blood … Continue reading →