Prescribing Meditation for Depressed Patients

Meditation Before Seeing Patients I usually take a few moments to meditate and prepare myself for the work I am about to do, before seeing a patient in my offices. This simple ritual helps me to feel that I am fully present when my patients come to see me,  and that they have my undivided Read More …

The Difference Between Treating a Disease Versus Curing it

The Difference Between Treating Versus Curing a Disease Recently, while on my way to the office, I had a very interesting conversation with an UBER driver. He wanted to know what I felt was the main difference between prescribing drugs to treat disease and the use of naturopathic medicine. And I found myself in an Read More …

Having Fun is Serious Business

Having Fun is Good for Your Health When it comes to health, having fun can be serious business. That’s because having fun is associated with longevity, improved cognition, better brain function,improved heart health, and general well-being. To be happy, to play, to have fun, to engage in activities that bring you true joy will decrease Read More …

Want to Stay Clean and Sober? Learn Something

Learning is Associated with Sobriety Have you ever dreamed of playing a musical instrument well? Or perhaps you always wanted to be fluent in an exotic language. Decades of research into brain placidity, has shown that; people who make a conscious effort to learn something new everyday, can change their brains and their over-all outlook Read More …

Before Everything Else, Take Care of Yourself

Sometimes when we find ourselves in the middle of a crises the right thing to do seems counter intuitive. Instead of directing our thoughts and energy to people and things outside ourselves; it may be best to turn inward, and focus on self-care instead. Or as my friend, who is a professional therapist, likes to Read More …