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Tricks to Get Adults to Eat Healthier

Changing the name of healthy foods can have a significant impact on children's eating habits (as I showed in my video Tricks to Get Kids to Eat Healthier at School). Are adults as gullible? Yes. For e…

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What Heals Most: The Pill or The Practitioner?

In response to my blog post Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself, Mind/Body Medicine expert Dr. Susan Bernstein wrote a comment that bears highlighting. In a rousing conversation in the comments, we…

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Do We Have the Power To Heal Ourselves?

The Art of Medicine Consists of Amusing the Patient While Nature Cures the Disease.  --Voltaire Just for a moment, forget all we have been taught about evidenced based medicine and the hallowed hal…

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Scientific Proof We Can Heal Ourselves

There’s a lot of “woo woo” talk out there in the land of metaphysics, the law of attraction, and mind/body medicine about our capacity for self-healing. As an open-minded physician, I’ve always been f…

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You’re Healed If You Think You Are

As research for my upcoming book The Prescription: 5 Spiritual Steps To Healing Yourself From Illness, Trauma, Or Loss, I have been digging deep into the medical literature, going back as far as the 1…

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Is Alternative Medicine Just a Placebo?

As someone who supports many forms of alternative medicine, who has included many alternative medicine practitioners in my integrative medicine practice at the Owning Pink Center, and who empowers my …

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