For the past 35 years, I’ve had the great fortune of bearing witness to the incredible struggle and amazing resiliency of the human spirit. Day after day, year after year, patients have shared their most intimate stories with me — each one unique and each one special in its own way. Whether they were depressed,
Gut Health And Mood
Over 90% of the cells in our body are non-human. This microbial ecology, found largely in our digestive system, is intricately connected to processes in our bodies that make us healthy – or make us chronically ill. Modern life is wreaking havoc on the healthy balance required for health – including brain health. We are nature and nature is us. See how the latest science supports this truth.
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
Deciding it is possible When I first looked at the details of the dietary reset in A Mind of Your Own, I knew I needed a plan. Like so many others struggling to get by yet living below the poverty line, my food budget was very limited. In fact, my food budget was only what
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
May 1998 – My personal health transformation had very innocent roots. I remember standing with my medical school graduating class at what was then Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, reciting the Hippocratic Oath. I was excited about my future career in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and was ready to dive head first