• Slow Medicine Sees the Body as a Plant, Not a Machine

    This article was first published in The Huffington Post on December 30, 2014. For many years, I have been an avid gardener. Not only does gardening have numerous health benefits related to breathing fresh air, touching mineral-rich dirt, and eating the bounty of the earth, but it also provides an inspirational model for living in sync with […]

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  • The Slow Medicine Benefits for a Medical Practice

    This article was originally published in The Huffington Post, on December 17, 2014. Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D. is an extraordinary, heart-centered physician — an integrative neurologist who combines the best of conventional and Ayurvedic medicine, with a primary focus on caring about and for her patients. She is the Director of Neurology at Wellspring Health in […]

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  • Paradoxically, Slow Medicine Is the Best Quick Fix for Your Health

    This article was first published in The Huffington Post on November 3, 2014  I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Hyman, M.D. — a leading functional medicine doctor and author of numerous books, including The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet — about “quick fix” vs. “slow” approaches to medicine. Here are some excerpts from our conversation. Michael Finkelstein, […]

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  • Slow Medicine Is the Medicine of the Future

    This article was first published in The Huffington Post, on August 26, 2014  Kenneth R. Pelletier, Ph.D., M.D.(hc) — clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine and professor of public health at the University of Arizona School of Medicine, and clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and in the […]

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  • Why Conventional Medical Doctors Are Opting for Slow Medicine

    This article was first published in The Huffington Post on August 12, 2014. As a child, I always wondered why we are here and why people suffer. Not surprisingly, I ended up becoming a doctor, driven by a heartfelt devotion to helping people get well and experience relief from suffering. I embraced the world of […]

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  • Doctors Have a Moral Responsibility to Discuss Alternatives to Conventional Medicine

    This article was first published in The Huffington Post on May 21, 2014. A growing number of scientific studies underscore the need for more training in and, by extension, dialogue about alternatives to conventional medicine, for a few reasons: First, education and information about such alternatives will empower doctors to guide their patients through the maze […]

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  • Americans Deserve Open-Minded Discourse on Medical Options

    This article was first published in The Huffington Post on April 30, 2014. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), half of America suffers from at least one chronic illness; chronic illness causes 70 percent of deaths in the United States each year; and the percentage of children and adolescents with chronic illness has quadrupled since the 1960s. Among […]

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