Because it takes 17 years for basic science research, and paradigm-shifting data to trickle into our doctor’s offices, medicine today is still operating on a one gene-one ill-one pill model. A model that should have been blown out of the water by the massive anti-climax that was sequencing the human genome. It’s Above the Genome
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 I believe that our current model is outdated and disempowering.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.
I used to be a dairy addict. When my naturopath asked me to give up gluten and dairy 6 years ago, it was approximately 2 more years before I stopped fantasizing about cheese, milk, ice cream, ricotta (yes, I’m Italian), and yogurt. It turns out we have a decent explanation for the deep pleasure associated
Worried it may be too late to learn about what a healthy gut microbiome looks like? I am. That’s why studies like this one entitled Subsistence strategies in traditional societies distinguish gut microbiomes, are so exciting. Researchers are beginning to connect the dots about the movers and shakers of the microbiome, and to appreciate that it will
Modern medicine has built a temple to the double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Termed interventional trials, these experiments are thought to best elucidate the effects of a given treatment. This approach can be a limited one, however for contemporary science. We are putting together groups of people who are bringing very different things to the
Ignaz Semmelweiss, a 19th century Hungarian physician was beaten to death by asylum guards. He was committed there because he attempted to get obstetricians of the day to wash their hands before attending births (often coming from other surgical procedures and patient interactions). Despite a literature that supported the utility of this practice, doctors were