Everything Is Connected

Natural or biological medicine acknowledges the interdependence of all living things – a concept at the heart of the PBS documentary of Michael Pollan’s Botany of Desire. Flowers. Trees. Plants. We’ve always thought that we controlled them. But what if, in fact, they have been shaping us? Using this provocative question as a jumping off …

Eminently Quotable: Ron Garner

Conscious health means choosing health. It means choosing health with understanding, awareness, intention, and vision. Conscious health is the active and deliberate creation of a vital body, mind, and spirit, with full knowledge, understanding, and belief. We create our lives, and we have the power to re-create them. When we are fully conscious, we can …

Health Tips Blogaround

Some favorite recent posts from blogs we enjoy reading regularly…   Dr. Best posts an interesting video on the association between smoking and back pain, and the impact of nicotine on bone health Cranky Fitness shares reader tips for healthy living on a budget Dr. Shamira reflects on the wisdom of the body and the …

While We’re on the Subject…Super Duper Wonder Foods vs. the Total Diet

We’re not really fond of articles like this: The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating. Why? Because they always somehow manage to leave you with the impression that if you just eat these “superfoods,” you can directly cause a desired health outcome. Just as our parents and guardians tried to persuade us to eat our …

What’s So Integrated in Integrated Dentistry?

We describe our office as one that practices “integrated, biological dentistry.” But what does it mean, exactly, when a practitioner uses those adjectives? Broadly speaking, biological dentistry considers the teeth, jaws and oral tissues in their physical and energetic relationships with the rest of the body. More, it acknowledges that we are each an infinitely …

Recommended Reading: Choosing to Care, Bipolar Vogue, How We Walk Wrong & Reconnecting with Yourself

Why Bother? (NY Times) Global warming is real and happening, with so many causes that it seems there’s nothing we can do as individuals to help our environment heal. Apathy is the easy choice – until you read Michael Pollan’s encouraging essay on why our choices matter – environmentally and just plain mentally – even …

Positively Living: Leisure and Changing Habits

Two notable articles touching on matters of wellness recently ran in the New York Times – in the Business section, of all places. Both are brief, pointed and worth checking out. The first is Why Leisure Matters in a Busy World,  a short interview with Alison Link on the need for leisure and its role …