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 →
Integrative medicine is personalized medicine. When physicians use the functional approach to make a diagnosis, they trace the patient’s own timeline to find clues as to why an individual may have a certain condition. This is in contrast to when … Continue reading →
The road leading to my discovery of integrative medicine started with a realization that there were tools missing in my “box.” Simply prescribing medications for diseases that clearly had multiple origins – physical, psychological, emotional and socioeconomic – was not … Continue reading →
A common condition I encounter in my medical practice is insomnia. According to the website sleepeducation.com, 10% of adults have a chronic form of insomnia. This means they have had problems sleeping 3 times per week for at least 3 … 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.