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Why This Doctor Struggled as a Patient for a Day

Ever felt disempowered in the doctor’s office? You’re not alone. Even doctors feel this way sometimes. I read how my friend -- a Yale-trained physician -- had so much trouble getting the kind of me…

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When Medicine Doesn’t Heal

From time to time, pain grips Anna’s belly so severely that she has to excuse herself, hide in the bathroom, double over on the toilet, and dab herself with lavender oil to try to keep from puking. Th…

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The Nocebo Effect: How Negative Thoughts Can Harm Your Health

Most of us have heard of “the placebo effect,” the heal-inducing effect patients in clinical trials experience when they believe they’re getting a fancy new drug or surgery but are actually getting fa…

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Has The Health Care Industry Lost Its Moral Compass?

Medicine is filled with good people doing the best they can to operate in a bad system. In my experience, most people in the health care industry are doing their jobs well. They just don’t realize tha…

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5 Reasons Not To Be Afraid Because We’ve Never Been Safer – Part 3

If you think your body – or the body of someone you love – might be at risk of being overmedicalized, keep reading! In Part 1 of this blog series, I discussed The Shocking Dangers of Medical Overdiagn…

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How Being An Empowered Patient Might Save Your Life

Elsie was 52 years old when her belly started bloating, accompanied by bursts of intermittent abdominal pain and bouts of nausea and diarrhea. As a nurse, she knew enough about her body to feel convin…

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Aspects of Spiritual Healing

By Daniel J. Benor, MD, Contributor to Energy Medicine on Allthingshealing.com Aspects of Spiritual Healing and the Spiritualization of Matter ~ Part One Editor's Note: This is Part 1 of 2 In o…

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A Patient Contract

Imagine if you and your doctor signed a contract like this: As patient and doctor, you and I are entering into a partnership. As such - and with all due respect - I’d like to clarify a few things a…

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What’s Your Sh*t Pickle?

As part of my blog series about Pink Medicine, I wanted to share with you the story of an exceptional patient, who I’m blessed to have as a friend. This woman has made straight A’s in activating her I…

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Collaboration Trumps Competition In Health Care

As I wrote in my post about The Healing Round Table, you shouldn’t have to choose between opposing sides when it comes to your health care. You shouldn’t feel tension or division between your doula an…

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