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Nutritional Empowerment for Brain Health

This is a guest post from David Perlmutter, MD, Empowering Neurologist This year marks a critical turning point in our understanding of the impact of neurodegenerative conditions in the Western world. While cardiovascular disease and cancer have captivated the spotlight … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – February 27, 2012

Question for Bernie: Hello, Bernie. I heard about you on a cancer blog. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Dukes C colon cancer in Oct 2010. I had surgery followed by six months of chemotherapy, completed in March of 2011. … Continue reading

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Patience—Grin and Bear It

Many years ago when our children were wearing me out I went to a healer for help. She told me that if I brought her a hair from the chest of a bear, which lived in a cave on the … Continue reading

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A Merry Heart – Still the Best Medicine

“Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing” – Mark Twain In my early career as a surgeon, I began to keep a journal filled with the painful experiences of my work. I carefully kept it out of sight, but one day accidentally … Continue reading

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Drawing on Our Self Esteem

I have often used drawings as a means to better help my patients communicate their intuitive wisdom and unexpressed feelings.  Below are several examples of patients who expressed their self esteem (or lack of it) through drawings they made.  (Click … Continue reading

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The Healing Aspect of a Positive Patient-Doctor Relationship

Almost all cancer patients remember the moment of their diagnosis, and this is true for me as well. Yet even in the frenetic setting of the emergency room, I received the words “You have advanced lung cancer” as part of … Continue reading

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