Lighting the Way to Healing

Photomedicine Therapy (PMT), more specifically Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), is the application of red and near infrared light to areas of the body to assist recover from injury or damage.  LLLT is different from natural light in that it is one precise color; it is also coherent (travels in a straight line), monochromatic (single… Read more »

Business As Usual

Trouble Returning to Normalcy?

“Return to normalcy” was a campaign slogan used by President Harding in 1920 after World War I and the Spanish Flu; both he felt had altered the perspective of humanity. The phrase was used again in the 2020 presidential campaign when the goal was to address the COVID-19 pandemic and end divisiveness between people.  But,… Read more »

Nature Wants Us to Be Fat

Nature Wants Us to Be Fat

We are all survivors of food scarcity as our ancestors lived through multiple periods of famine. We survive by storing body fat.  Richard J. Johnson, MD, of the University of Colorado, is a leading physician and scientist who studies fat storage as the “survival switch” to protect us from starvation. He shares his findings in… Read more »

How to Stay on Your Path After Rehab

For people in early recovery, the journey out of rehab and into the world can be draining, but it can also be full of wonder and opportunity. Leaving the comfort of rehab, a place where healing and inner work was done, can be scary and overwhelming at first; however, staying spiritually fit can help maintain… Read more »

The Forever Dog

Could Your Pooch Live to 25?

This book is about much more than dogs. Forever dogs, forever people. Authors Karen Shaw Becker, DVM, a functional medicine veterinarian, and Rodney Habib, an internationally-acclaimed pet health leader, are on a mission to save dogs from a life of junk food and poor health practices. Since many people take better care of their dogs… Read more »

Illuminate Your Shadow Self

We all want to be seen and experienced as good people. We want to be liked and appreciated. We hope our best intentions are usually on display. But we’re also human, and humans have “shadow selves.” Maybe your temper flares in traffic and your horn makes you heard. Or, maybe you snap at your spouse… Read more »

Affirmations Assist in Healing

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the original “wholistic” medicine practices and affirms that all our bodily functions are connected and work together – physiologically, neurologically and emotionally.  The theory of acupuncture and acupressure, as used in TCM for thousands of years, is that our bodies contain 12 meridians through which energy, or qi… Read more »

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out…While breathing is instinctual, breathing well is a conscious act. So says science writer James Nestor who, in his illuminating book, Breath (Riverhead Books, 2020) compiles some of the science and complexities of breathing. Breath is filled with thoughts and techniques, as well as product and service recommendations… Read more »

Microscopic Nutrition

Microscopic nutrition is the study of your blood, cells and plasma. It offers the opportunity to see how healthy these life liquids are and what is really going on inside your cell body.  The process involves a small prick of the finger to obtain a few drops of blood, which is then viewed under a… Read more »

Bredesen’s The First Survivors of Alzheimer’s: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words

Recovering from Alzheimer’s disease is complicated work. Dale Bredesen, MD shocked much of the world with his first book, The End of Alzheimer’s (2017). The science was clear and published in scientific journals, however, doing the protocol to reverse the disease was not spelled out clearly and was confusing.  His second book, The End of… Read more »

Biohacking the Brain

Who doesn’t want better memory, more focus and enhanced cognition? What can we do naturally to enhance and preserve our brain function? From herbs and mushrooms to nutrients, I will discuss a few of the most common memory and cognitive support enhancers and why people are talking about these “nootropics.”  Herb and extract perks Some… Read more »

Nightmares: Gifts in Disguise

It is easy to forget a sweet dream, but a frightening nightmare can last a lifetime. Have you ever stopped to think that maybe your nightmares are a gift in disguise? Finding that hidden nugget of gold they are trying to tell us can often stop the nightmare forever. If you have had a nightmare… Read more »

FDA Controversy Over NAC Supplement

Cysteine is an amino acid your body uses to create collagen, the major type of protein in connective tissue. Besides building your hair, skin and nails, cysteine helps convert glucose to energy and is a component of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant. Cysteine is classified as “conditionally essential,” meaning your cells can create it if other… Read more »