The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Health: Reduce Stress

The Leading Health Challenge That You Face I am often asked what the secret is to good health?  And while there are certainly many things that we can do to be healthier, one thing stands out above the rest. And that one thing is...stress reduction. I can say with complete confidence as a healthcare provider that stress is not only deleterious to our health; it is a major contributing factor in the disease process. I have been called “The Medical Minimalist.” A title that I am quite proud of. And while it is true that I try…

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Healing Our Brain’s By Increasing Oxygen

Oxygen Is Vital For Brain Health Did you know that something as simple as deep breathing could improve the health of your brain? This is because getting adequate amounts of oxygen to your brain is necessary for your brain to function optimally. When we are not getting adequate oxygen; one of the first signs and symptoms is poor brain function. Signs and symptoms of low oxygen to the brain may include, difficulty concentrating, poor memory, frequent brain fog, depression and mood changes, fatigue, and poor concentration. What Can Impair Oxygen Flow To The Brain? There are a…

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Improving Mood and Depression with Mineral Supplementation

Depression And Mineral Loss Many of the people who come to see me in my offices in Los Angeles, suffer from depression. Depression can be a painful and crippling condition; that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Depression can affect those around us, and even our capacity to do our jobs effectively. Consequently, one of the main challenges I face, as a naturopathic doctor, is to find the root causes of the condition, and treat the challenges as simply and effectively as possibly. One of the most effective ways to treat depression, I have found,…

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Using Energy Medicine to Assist In Healing A Trauma

Offering Energy Medicine While I work as a naturopathic doctor in Los Angeles; I also practice shiatsu massage and energy medicine.  In fact, many of the people who come to see me—report that it is the most therapeutic part of their visit. A Little Bit About My Training Long before I went to medical school, I trained as a massage therapist. After completing a year of training at the Swedish Institute of Massage in New York City, I trained both as a massage therapist and as a shiatsu practitioner.  Shiatsu is a form of Japanese massage that…

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When Healing Trauma in the Drug Addicted Patient

“For the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning Treating the Cause of Disease One of the key ideas we see in…

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Alpha-Stim in the Treatment of Depression, and Addiction

An Introduction to Alpha-Stim Therapy Recently while attending the Integrative Addiction Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I was introduced to the medical device alpha-stim as an effective tool in the treatment of anxiety, depression and addiction. Alpha-stim has been an intriguing and exciting addition to my existing practice; because I treat many patients who suffer from many of these conditions. Alpha-stim is a small electronic device that offers small electrical pulses to the brain. This type of therapy is known as Cranio-Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) and it has been used, and studied, for the treatment of a…

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