The average time allotted by insurance companies for a medical office visit is 6 minutes. Hardly enough time to meet, greet, and write a prescription for a pill to help the current ill (or what is called “chief complaint”). Health professionals have to find ways to help their clients get the most benefit in the shortest amount of time. One of the easiest and most effective interventions I use with my patients is the practice of gratitude, or what I call adopting a “gratitude attitude.” [Read more…] about A Gratitude Attitude Helps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease
About eight years ago, after finishing another graduate degree, I was literally dragging myself out of bed every morning. I went from an energetic woman who hopped out of bed every morning to go running to a woman who kept hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock. I felt myself fighting falling asleep every afternoon at work. I couldn’t wait to go to bed every night; in fact, it was my new favorite time of day! I was exhausted. My memory was shot. I had been used to remembering every single patient’s story and plan of care without having to refer to their chart. In fact, many of my patients were amazed at what I considered a “normal memory.” However, with the extreme fatigue came extreme brain fog. I became alarmed and started searching for answers. [Read more…] about 5 Natural Remedies for the Energy-Sucking Epstein Barr Virus
Last year I wrote the book, Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle, and one of the things that I talked about in solving the autoimmune puzzle is that we are each a unique puzzle. With any chronic illness, autoimmunity included, there are four corners to each person’s puzzle. [Read more…] about Healing Leaky Boundaries™ to Heal Leaky Gut to Reverse Autoimmune Disease.
This week I had the opportunity to see Mean Girls the Musical in New York City. Because I love anything Tina Fey does, I fully expected to like it. I was wrong; I LOVED it. It contained the themes from her blockbuster movie of the same name: human sexuality, bullying, hierarchical structures of the animal kingdom, and the possibility that people can change. [Read more…] about Mean Girls: Female Aggression Takes on New Forms in Adulthood
When I was in my 40s, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I healed it in one month without chemo, surgery, or radiation. But that’s because I knew where it had come from, why it was there, and what it was there to teach me. But I am getting ahead of myself. Let me start from the beginning. [Read more…] about Cancer Teaches Many Lessons to Those Who are Ready to Learn Them.
You’ve got to focus on healing your skin from the inside out.
To do so, you need to look deeper than the symptoms and flares. There are root causes that lie underneath your skin rashes and perpetuate the vicious cycle. [Read more…] about They don’t want you to have clear skin to look better