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
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 I believe that our current model is outdated and disempowering.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.
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
Background This case illustrates the relationship between gut, hormonal, and brain function in that dietary change, mindfulness interventions, and detoxification led to resolution of disabling luteally exacerbated psychiatric symptoms. Summary A 45-y-old, married, Caucasian female with a history of diagnosed bipolar disorder with psychotic features, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, panic disorder, and repeated occurrence of suicide
Waiting sucks. That’s why we have instant coffee, quick dry nail polish, and Amazon Prime. We have industrialized an entire culture around the premise that waiting is an unnecessary waste of time, and that quicker gratification of our impulses and desires is the whole point of technology. There is a tacit assumption imbedded within this
“The most powerful path to our brain—and peace of mind—is through our gut.” Today, millions of people have gut dysbiosis that leads to poor digestion and mood as well as a constant state of low-grade inflammation. While restoring optimal gut flora demands a variety of interventions, it begins with eliminating grains, dairy, sugar and GMOs