A Definition of Medicine … a different perspective

We’ve grown up to believe that medicine is that pill or liquid you take for a specific illness.  On many levels that is true but how about if we take a broader perspective on what the definition of medicine means. I love this definition: “Medicine is about the way you live your life.” Dr. Judith Boice What if we did…

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Are Your Supplements Safe?

As we continue along with the focus on building and strengthening your immune system, the next area I want to focus on is supplements.  One of the concerns I have with supplements is that we need to be careful we are not taking supplements in place of making lifestyle changes.  Just like in the traditional medicine community, they have a…

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Six Layers of Fear – Be Own Your Health Advocate!

Recently, I was with a friend who was sharing a story of something that happened to her medically and it was very frightening. She went for her annual mammogram and shortly after that received a letter saying there were some questionable findings and she needed to go for further diagnostic testing. That was all the information she received. (First layer…

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Hidden Chemicals in Your Food

Sometimes something that is bad has a purpose of showing you something good.  Let me explain. About 23 years ago my now 24-year-old son, Joseph, was 18 months old.  He developed night terrors.  I thought perhaps he had an ear infection and that is why he would wake up screaming after being asleep for a while.  So I brought him…

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Traditional vs Holistic/Functional Medicine

Not too long ago, I was in the Hospital tending the needs of my soon to be 90 year old mom.  I brought her to the ER because I thought she might have an UTI, which would explain her confusion, and a possible mini stroke.  After spending some time in the ER, she was admitted into the Hospital and preceded…

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