What’s Happening In Marshall, Texas?

Texans have long recognized and celebrated historic battles like the Alamo, and San Jacinto. Now it seems another historic battle is brewing as residents of the small town of Marshall join in a fight to take back their health. A community of approximately 25,000, Marshall is located in the western fringe of the nation’s notorious “stroke belt.” Residents of this …

Good Medicine

“It is more important to know what patient has the disease than to know what disease the patient has.” Sir William Osler Acupuncture, yoga, fish oil, nutrition, mind-body connection, herbal remedies, prayer – holistic and integrative medical practices, once looked upon as frivolous and fringe, are gaining new ground and respect in conventional medicine because you, the medical consumer, demand …

Can You Go S..L..O..W..?

The Slow Movement In 1986 as the rest of the world rushed frantically about its business, gulping down Big Macs on the fly – two all beef patties special sauce pickles lettuce tomatoes on a sesame seed bun – a small group of Italian foodies led by culinary writer Carlo Petrini, armed themselves with bowls of penne pasta doused in …

A Better Way To Treat Chronic Pain

Almost ten percent of the American population suffers with non-cancer related chronic pain, and an even larger percentage of the population medicates their emotional, as well as physical pain with overuse of prescription pain relievers. Pop star Michael Jackson’s recent death serves to highlight the abuse of prescription pain medications. We spoke with recognized chronic pain management expert, Dr. Richard …

Time To Redefine

Two years ago this month I attended a six-day meditation retreat, my first. It was a subtle, yet powerful experience. One that changed my life, though not in a demonstrably dramatic way. I didn’t shave my head, renounce all possessions and run off to a monastery. It did change my life in a very essential way, though, generating a shift …