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The Need to Return Home to our Inner Life: Lessons from the Pandemic

  “The more a man’s life is shaped by the collective norm, the greater is his individual immorality.” ~Carl Jung  I’m not alone in reeling from the fragmentation we are feeling and witnessing in our country.  How did we lose our kindness and our connection to one another and accept beliefs as facts? How did […]

Decoding the COVID19 Vaccine

December 2020 heralded the release of the COVID19 vaccine. It was created at an unprecedented speed after a clinical trial demonstrated its efficacy. The vaccine was shown to be 95% effective in protecting humans against the COVID19 virus.   Many in the public are skeptical about this vaccine.  I would like to offer some basic knowledge […]

Belonging in a Time of Separation

“Love and compassion are necessities not luxuries.  Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ~His Holiness, The Dalai Lama XIV If there is anything I’ve learned this year, it is that life is full of uncertainty.  Yet there are some certainties that we can all agree upon:  If we are born, we will die;  Struggle cannot be […]

How To Make Tofu Taste Good

  Soy has been viewed with controversy in the US for years. The truth is, scientific evidence has shown soy to be beneficial and protective as a plant protein source for decades. Asian countries that consume soy as a normal part of their diet, have less incidence of hormonal cancers (such as breast and prostate) […]

What Should I Eat

“What should I eat,” is a question my patients ask on an almost daily basis. With information overload on the internet and ‘public opinion’ invading evidence-based medicine, I thought it would be helpful for you to have some evidence-based suggestions that would make conscious eating more enjoyable and fulfilling while knowing you are also supporting […]

Reducing Stress Can Be As Simple As ABC

Over the past three decades, the stress level in our world has escalated.  This year, as the COVID19 Pandemic has unfolded, stress has taken center stage.  Research has shown stress to be an underlying risk factor for most of the common diseases in our society, in fact, 75 to 90% of all doctor visits have […]