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Integrative Medicine: How I Got Here and How I Envision the Future

I have had a long history with medicine. It began as a child with chronic sinus infections, fatigue and body pain and evolved into painful gynecological problems, depression and migraines that left me virtually debilitated as a teenager and young adult. Doctors were often stumped by my conditions, and I ended up seeing a lot of them. Some doctors were nice and really tried their best, some were indifferent, and some were flat out rude…

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Why Drinking Cold Beverages can be Bad for your Health

This has been coming up a lot lately in clinic, so usually that means it’s time to write about it. I often tell my patients to stop drinking iced beverages, or even cold water, and they will look at me like I’ve lost my mind. For some people this is not as important, but for any patient that has heard me talk about them having “Spleen Deficiency”, or someone who is experiencing any kind of…

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5 Steps To Breaking Bad Habits

I find myself musing more and more on the concept of healthy choices and behaviors, and why we, as logical beings, would choose to do a behavior that is unhealthy or detrimental to our health. It is so easy to give advice to patients about ways they can improve their lives, but so difficult to see that advice followed through to fruition—with myself, my family, and my patients. The answer is obvious, and has been…

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