• Slow Medicine for Arthritis

    Arthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is an inflammatory condition that causes intense pain, resulting in limited mobility and a chain reaction of problems – including isolation, sadness, and frustration. Since arthritis is an inflammatory condition, the antidote to arthritis is the anti-inflammatory lifestyle. Find out more in this six minute video with Michael Finkelstein MD, […]

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  • The Slow Medicine Approach to Heart Health

    In the case of heart disease, the first sign of a problem may be a fatal heart attack, as is the case 1/3 of the time. For this reason, it is critically important to take all the necessary precautions to prevent heart disease. Also for this reason, it is wise to consider steps beyond the […]

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  • Slow Medicine for Healthy and Sustainable Weight Loss

    You’ve done everything in your power to lose weight – eating all the “right” foods, keeping your portions moderate, and exercising. So why aren’t you losing those excess pounds? Most people don’t realize that weight loss is less about food and more about lifestyle. This 5 minute video clips explains and gets you started on […]

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  • Slow Medicine for Healthy and Sustainable Weight Loss

    The Key Ingredients of Weight Balance Many of us feel a sense of “lack,” or deprivation, in some area of our lives. Looking for comfort and escape, we turn to food. We then berate ourselves for being “bad” and go on punitive diets, in a never-ending vicious cycle. Diets fail not only because they “feed […]

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  • Stop Exercising, Doctor’s Orders!

    This article was first published in The Huffington Post, on October 8, 2014. I used to exercise. Following the advice of the pundits, I counted my miles, watched my calories burn in the small LCD display in front of me, and stared at the wall. It wasn’t fun. In fact, it felt like a chore. I […]

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  • Raising Children is Not Like Making a Soufflé, or Is It?

    I’m struck by the continued rise in the incidence of ADD and ADHD in children, a condition unheard of when I was a child myself. I’m even more disturbed by the number of our children prescribed medications to treat their “disorder.” I certainly appreciate the importance of evaluating children who are having difficulty in school […]

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  • The Point of a Health Challenge Is What We Make It

    This article was first published in The Huffington Post on August 7, 2014. Since first encountering his work, I have been a great admirer of Larry Dossey, M.D. — a New York Times bestselling author of several books, as well as a pioneer in the intersections of spirituality and medicine. I recently had the privilege […]

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  • End the War on Disease

    This article was first published in The Huffington Post on July 25, 2014. There are 750 catalogued diseases, each of which are caused by innumerable factors and present themselves in a multiplicity of ways. Considering this vast amount of information, medical schools do an outstanding job in training doctors to skillfully identify the facets of each disease […]

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  • Lotus Flower

    The new moon in June is known in some cultures as “The Lotus Moon,” a powerful metaphor for nurturing beauty and positivity in our lives and ourselves.  The lotus roots in mud and, out of the murky water, produces a most beautiful flower. The symbol of the lotus assures us that a person can rise above […]

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  • Mind Matters

    I have a great secret to share. This secret comes from all my years of practicing integrative medicine: If you think of yourself as healthy, or if you believe that you can be healthy, you have a much higher likelihood of transcending illness and transforming it into wellness. Conversely, if you think of yourself as sick, or […]

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