Entries by Rose Kumar M.D.

What Do You Value?

“There is perhaps nothing worse than reaching the top of the ladder and discovering that it is up against the wrong wall.” ~ Joseph Campbell In the past few years, a significant number of my midlife patients have been questioning what they really value.  This is a key question that arises spontaneously in midlife when […]

The Health Benefits of Maca

Maca is a South American root which belongs to the radish family.  The powder of the dried root is termed Maca Powder.  It is high in vitamins B1, B2 and B6 as well as Vitamin C and E. One ounce of maca contains 4 grams of plant protein and high levels of the minerals zinc, […]

Protect Your Brain

Did you know that one in two Americans who live to be 85 will get Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia?  That is correct, 1 in 2. After decades of research and errors in medical judgement about the causes of Alzheimer’s and pharmaceutical treatments which actually worsen dementia when stopped due to intolerable side […]

The Power of a Symbol: Notre Dame on Fire

“What is not brought to consciousness comes to us as fate” ~Carl Jung By now everyone has seen the images of flames leaping from the iconic cathedral of Notre Dame. Notre Dame is an extraordinary symbol of the Feminine, dedicated to the Divine Mother Mary.  The Catholic Church commissioned Notre Dame to be built in […]

The Courage to be Ourselves

Do you ever wonder why it is so difficult to be who we truly are?   The first half of life is the platform where we are more vulnerable to external imprints (including our family of origin) than our inner voice.  If our family values money, prestige, and fame this is what we are imprinted […]

Vegan Spinach Pesto

  Print Vegan Spinach Pesto Ingredients 1/2 cup toasted walnuts almonds or hazelnuts 3 cloves garlic 1 cup flat-leaf parsley lightly packed (tender stems only) 2 cups baby spinach zest of 1 organic lemon ⅓ cup/ 80ml freshly squeezed lemon juice about 2 lemons ¼ cup organic extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup / 35g […]

The Heroes of Change

We have not even to risk the adventure alone for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known … we have only to follow the thread of the hero path. And where we had thought to find an abomination we shall find a God. And where we had thought […]