An OCD Diagnosis and 8 Years of Meds Honestly, my obsessions are still here but I just feel separated from them in some way so I can function better. When we first met, this was how Tasha described her experience of health-related worries while on Zoloft for the past 8 years. Her ruminative focus would
Drug Side Effects
The truth is that drugs can’t heal. And yet the primary approach to healing in modern health care is to treat symptoms with drugs. This is based on the erroneous belief that we are broken. We are machines that need calibrating and we need chemicals to feel better. But the evidence shows us that drugs can’t heal – and often, don’t even help.
Don’t you love when modern science confirms ancient wisdom? I was delighted to come across a recent scientific review article about curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric (1). You may recognize turmeric as the bold yellow spice that is often used in curries. Turmeric first caught the interest of researchers because people who consumed lots
If you’ve followed my work for any measure of time, you know that it has been my dream to open a holistic healing center where patients can move through experiences of awakening, suffering, crisis, or dissolution in a space of regeneration – with organic whole food, ancient technologies, community, movement, and a natural environment. Little
Tylenol: Helping or Hurting? Have you ever popped a Tylenol to push through that annoying headache and get on with your day? Most of us have. Each week, millions of Americans take one of the 600 medicines that contain acetaminophen, Tylenol’s active ingredient, for various aches and pains. Acetaminophen is the most common drug ingredient
Physician, heal thyself. More and more of us are bumping up against the glass ceiling of what conventional medicine has to offer when we, as doctors, get sick. Dr. Stephanie Strozuk and I have a lot in common, not the least of which is using the principles of lifestyle medicine to not only heal, but vitalize