To doctor or not to doctor? That is the question. What does it mean to doctor someone? I tried looking up the definition of “doctor” but I did not really get what I was looking for. When I think of the term doctoring, what comes up is the Latin term docere. I do believe that this is the origin of the word doctor. When I look at the definition of docere it is as follows:
What brings you into the doctor? A headache, chest pain, diarrhea, depression, anxiety, joint pain, bloating, heavy menstrual periods, etc… These are all called symptoms. Symptoms have become the priority within the health care setting and have dominated the conversation for the past 100 years. The time is now to change that conversation. I ask that you begin having the hard
I have been speaking to my patients about co-dependency and their health for the last 3-4 years and I always have patients ask where they can read more about it. I would often direct them to books on co-dependency but they often come up short of helping people understand this topic outside the world of addiction. Below is my first effort to begin putting this concept into a written
This season’s flu seems to be hitting quite a few people, and keeping them down for a number of days. Below I will outline a protocol that will help address and improve your immune system’s ability to move through these acute reactions without the use of suppressive medications. I also want to remind you that how you treat yourself when you are acutely sick has a major
“In the new year, do not make goals for your health but rather understand your choices.” I had a great conversation with a patient recently about how people set resolutions and goals at the beginning of the year. We were trying to understand the logic behind these projections and why it actually aids in failure more than success. When one sets a goal there is an anticip
It is becoming more and more apparent in my practice that people are getting sicker and sicker. There seems to be a waiting game that is happening, where people wait until they are out of conventional options before they think about doing something different. I unfortunately get most people when they are at the end of the line with their health. They’ve been to see all the ot
From a very early age, routine is something that is crucial to health. We see this a lot of when raising kids as it relates to their eating and sleeping schedules. If you forget to feed your children or too much time passes before they get a nap, what happens? Meltdown! The state of their emotional health becomes reactive and in turn, they have to manage states of increased stress.