Psychoneuroimmunology is a scientific effort to break down the wall between the mind and the body. But there is something that rat studies of the immune and endocrine features of emotional states can’t show us: cultural context and shared beliefs. Join me in conversation with Dr. Mario Martinez where we deconstruct some assumptions around mind-body
You may have noticed that my approach to women’s mental health deviates from the norm – from what is being taught in medical school and what is being offered by doctors around the country. I believe that our current model is outdated and disempowering. Take a look at posts in this category to discover a new, powerful way to take more control of your health than ever before.
The Path to Wellness Is Through Food If you are one of the estimated 15 million Americans suffering from depression, you may be surprised to learn that the path to wellness and vitality is through food. The Western diet of heavily processed, denatured foods has been widely linked to rising rates of obesity, diabetes, and
One of the primary mythic patterns informing and giving shape to what is collectively playing out on the world stage—as well as within the human psyche—is the archetype of the “wounded healer.” The archetype of the wounded healer has to do with discovering the healing encoded within our wound, as if we are finding light
Forty-five percent less blood loss during spinal surgery.1 Sounds good, right? How’d they do it? Some new intraoperative technique or device? Some promising pharmaceutical product that supports coagulation? Nope. These patients simply visualized less blood loss before surgery. That’s it. I read this study during my medical training, and it has stuck with me. In
Do you know what an abacus is? It’s essentially an old school bead-based calculator. You move a bead to one of two sides to keep the tally. The implication of this tool is that the total number of beads stays the same…they just get moved around within the frame. Could the abacus be some sort