Wouldn’t You Like to Feel Better in 2017?

Wouldn’t You Like to Feel Better in 2017?

It’s that time of the year – the dreaded “New Year’s Resolutions” time! New Year’s resolutions are not a passing fad like gray nail polish or distressed jeans. The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions nearly 4,000 years ago. They made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The...

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When You Have Multiple Symptoms

When You Have Multiple Symptoms

In traditional medicine, it’s sometimes easier to focus on the primary (or only) complaint when patients come in. Granted, some patients who see me do have just one primary issue or complaint, and that’s what I call the beginning of the rabbit hole. In most cases, if asked enough questions, we can uncover more minor issues that end up being just as important as the primary issue. But if you’re feeling multiple symptoms, its...

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The Real Truth of Psychosomatic Conditions

The Real Truth of Psychosomatic Conditions

There is a prejudice in our culture that becomes apparent when particular words are introduced to a conversation … “He’s seeing a psychiatrist.” … “She’s seeing a shrink” Another word that often reveals our prejudice is “psychosomatic,” which conjures images of people who create illnesses for themselves that not not really exist. We assume that a psychosomatic condition is not REAL – only...

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