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What Does Trust Mean to a Patient?

I have been working on this essay for some time now. It has been difficult for me to convey in words this complex issue of physician-patient relationships that, to me, is the crux of the art of medicine.

1 year

Diets to (Live and) Die For

This past week I was privileged to publish a column in New York Magazine that Mark Bittman and I wrote together over a span of weeks. The editors, who did a great job with it, told readers that it answered every last question about diet and health. Extensive though it is, that obviously can’t quite be true, and isn’t. 

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Motherhood is More than Giving Birth

For days on end, she looked out of the bedroom window, rocking her baby back and forth on her glider. The maple tree waved at her daily as the breeze came through its branches. Gradually, the leaves made their annual change from green to red and orange and yellow. She watched as the leaves transformed, jealous of their seamless change as she struggled to make her own transition to motherhood.

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How About Doctor Consumerism?

The latest sick care-ism is medical consumerism. This latest affront to the profession—one that affects medical insurers as well—comes as a direct result of the national effort to encourage people to take greater control of their medical care. Obamacare made citizens aware that they had choices and challenged them to educate themselves. Suddenly, yesterday’s patient became tomorrow’s potential customer.

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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the top natural health remedies that I use every day. Due to the amazing natural ingredients (acetic acid, probiotics and enzymes), it is also one of the products I recommend to my patients in place of prescription and over the counter medications.

1 year

3 Natural Steps for Getting Rid of Headaches

I think everyone can agree that headaches are extremely annoying and always come at the most inconvenient times. Headaches are a very common symptom. But, just because they are common, doesn’t mean they are normal. I used to get weekly headaches, with the occasional migraine. At the time, I considered this normal and thought taking pain relieving medications was my only option to help relieve it. Fortunately, I now know that I have more natural options that work with my body instead of increasing my toxic load.

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Keeping Our Wits With (and About) Our Cholesterol

We have long known, and right we have been, that elevated blood cholesterol levels, notably LDL levels, are bad for hearts and arteries, and the bodies and minds those suffuse and serve. What then accounts for headlines like “High Cholesterol Linked to Better Brain Health in People Over 85” issuing from a study just published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia?