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The Story of Rocco

In the first year of medical school, you have to get used to not sleeping very much. You also have to get used to taking your clothes off to practice exams, and there is of course the dreaded cadaver lab….

That Time of the Month

Many women spend three weeks out of the month dreading that one week. Your regular doctor tells you to get on the pill. Some women are lucky and have no problems with their periods. These ladies are definitely the exception….

Meeting Real Pirates

I was thinking today about my first (and thankfully only) encounter with pirates. I don’t mean the Johnny Depp sort, but real pirates. I was in Indonesia on a small, tropical island to study monkeys. There were about 15 students,…

The Optimal Thyroid

Many of patients come in thinking they have a problem with their thyroid when they are having issues losing weight. Though it is not the only organ system important for weight loss, it is one of them. In mainstream medicine,…

Real Life Happens

It was my week of hard things happening. Things went wrong, but not necessarily enough to warrant time off from work or responsibilities. You have a horrible fight with your spouse. Your car won’t start and you don’t know how…

The Hormones of stress

There is a great story in the book, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, by Robert Sapolsky. The book presents a lot of the effects of stress on the body. It can be a little heady at times, but overall the…

What No One told me About Running a Practice Part Two

This is a continuation from Part one, and the list continues! Even though I am amazing and brilliant, it will take longer than I think.  Somehow I thought starting a business would be easier.  Even though colleagues all said it…

Balance Rocks!

I have spent some time recently thinking about the logo that I chose for my practice, three balancing rocks. They represent the three parts of a person: the bottom representing the spiritual, the middle the emotional, and the top the…

What No One Told me about Running a Business Part One

Running a business is nothing like a television show, I can tell you that. It has been a year of great joy, and some frustrations. There is a lot to be learned about owning and running a business, and none…

Is Drinking Alcohol Safe for Women?

A research study by the World Health Organization came stated that no amount of alcohol is safe for cancer prevention. In some analyses of previous studies, it is linked to breast, cervical, and mouth cancers. As a woman that enjoys…

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