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Vitamin D: Irrational Exuberance? – Supplementation, Wellness – Integrative Practitioner (0)

February 16, 2014 • Category: Health

By Alan R. Gaby, MD This article was adapted from Dr. Gaby’s textbook, Nutritional Medicine (www.doctorgaby.com). During the past decade it has become clear that vitamin D deficiency is relatively common among the general population. Potential consequences of low vitamin D status include accelerated bone loss, an increased risk of falls among the elderly, decreased […]

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Bisphenol A (BPA)»

24,000 chemicals in bottled water?! (0)

Well it seems to have taken about 15 years in my lifetime from reading  Nature journal at my friend’s place of residence, which at that time was the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OK… I think I even found it in a magazine rack beside the composting toilet and brought it outside to read the […]

Contemplative Psychology»

Bursting the Bubble of Fear | Tricycle (0)

Here is a lovely article from Ezra Bayda in 2002 in Tricycle magazine. It describes the practice I am continuing to work with, with the encouragement of my teacher, Pema Chödrön. She first introduced me to Ezra Bayda’s writing. He is a senior student of Charlotte Joko Beck and I consider him as a kind […]

Dharma»

7 tips to de-stress your home « Karen Maezen Miller’s Cheerio Road (0)

A tour bus stops in front of my house and two dozen visitors disembark. They’ve come to view the 100-year-old Japanese garden in my backyard. Without a word of instruction, they spontaneously merge into a single file and advance soundlessly along the suburban sidewalk like an order of monks, albeit monks in khaki shorts and […]

Environment»

Psychologist Mary Pipher on America’s Biggest Social Taboo | Psychology Today (0)

  This is a GREAT interview with Mary Pipher about what she describes as America’s biggest social taboo: Climate change. Here is just a taste: Well, one thing I’d say to America as a client on the couch is that the amount of psychic energy it spends in denial around this urgent and terrifying issue […]

Food»

“7 Ways to Eat Good on a Hood Budget” by Stic of Dead Prez (0)

I like to offer a variety of resources for healthy nutrition and wellbeing and here is my first piece form a Hip Hip artist. It’s good stuff and applicable to anyone who wants to eat more plant based healthy food on a budget. You don’t have to live in the ‘hood. I’m reposting it from […]

Health»

Vitamin D: Irrational Exuberance? – Supplementation, Wellness – Integrative Practitioner (0)

By Alan R. Gaby, MD This article was adapted from Dr. Gaby’s textbook, Nutritional Medicine (www.doctorgaby.com). During the past decade it has become clear that vitamin D deficiency is relatively common among the general population. Potential consequences of low vitamin D status include accelerated bone loss, an increased risk of falls among the elderly, decreased […]

Health/Toxics»

How the Smell of Your Home Could Be Making You Sick – The Crux | DiscoverMagazine.com (0)

Great article about toxic mold and how it works…   “…But the smell of mold was another matter. Most things we can smell are volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and some VOCs are known to make people sick. “I knew that a minor theory was that sick building syndrome might be caused by the VOCs that […]

Homeopathy»

The Strange Case of Homeopathy | Psychology Today (2)

This was published in Psychology Today in 2004. Its a good brief overview of why so many people continue to seek homeopathic treatment despite the ongoing opposition to it by medical professionals, skeptics and opinionated onlookers. Just this month the Swiss Government published its extensive review of homeopathic medicine to decide whether to continue funding […]

kid's health»

Identifying trauma risk in small children early after an accident (0)

Sep. 23, 2013 — Small children also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorders after a serious accident. With the aid of a new test, children with an increased risk can already be identified in the space of a few days. The test devised by scientists from the University of Zurich and the University Children’s Hospital Zurich […]

meditation»

Meditation Misconceptions on Vimeo (0)

I am currently involved in a conversation about meditation or “mindfulness” and all the myriad of interpretations and meanings of these terms that have become so common in popular culture and the media these days. Not a day goes by, it seems where someone is talking about mindfulness and how it will make you healthy […]

Pesticides & Organics»

30 Year Study debunks myths on organic farms:: Rodale Institute (0)

  The results are in from a 30-year side-by-side trial of conventional and organic farming methods at Pennsylvanias Rodale Institute. Contrary to conventional wisdom, organic farming outperformed conventional farming in every measure. Full Article from Phoenix Star here: Study debunks myths on organic farms. REPORT: 30 Years of the Farming Systems Trial | Rodale Institute.   Research […]

psychology»

A More Perfect Union :: The Sun Magazine (0)

Interview with Esther Perel: “On Intimacy, Infidelity, and Desire in Long-Term Relationships” But this interview is much more than that, it’s about sexuality, culture and creativity. A really fascinating therapist. The Sun Magazine | A More Perfect Union. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

Toxics»

How Chemicals Change Us – NYTimes.com (0)

From Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times. He also wrote this on his facebook page: There’s a class of chemicals that is linked to everything from cancer to shrinkiing penises. Big Chem is blocking regulation of these chemicals, such as BPA, which are even in food packaging. Please help spread the word! When I […]