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Over the last decade, I've read, studied, trained, and practiced my craft in the emergency department, dedicated to doing my best for each patient. I also realized that while I am a part of the medical care system, I am not actually part of a healthcare sy
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Many years ago, I was a regular with a personal trainer. I would begin my day at 5:30 in the morning, three times a week with a workout of 30 minutes of weights and 30-60 minutes of cardio. I was often doing about 3 10K runs on the treadmill every week. I
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I was living the Standard American Life, eating the standard American diet, living with the standard American diseases. I was truly fat, sick, and nearly dead and a professional dieter my entire life.   My daughter came home one day in 2012 declaring she
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{Editor: Thanks Andrew for sharing your story so that others can hear} Seventeen years ago, I missed out on an opportunity to learn. A group of us were having our blood pressure taken as part of a routine screening and I was flagged for extra monitoring.
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I'm going to tell you a story about bending a spoon. If you think I'm going to share a magic trick with you, please stop reading now. ........ Still here? Many years ago a trusted and respected colleague shared stories of spoon bending with me, sending
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Today is March 17th, 2020. Covid-19 is dominating all of our thoughts or at least almost all. Today I'm choosing to be kind, choosing to try to be an agent of change. I'm hurting. I am a patient in the Healthcare system, diagnosed with rheumatoid arthriti
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Spoiler Alert: The answer is a resounding “yes”, but first some disclaimers and a story. Disclaimers Disclaimer 1. I have no idea what the real facts to this story are, and what will ultimately be shared with the public. But neither does anyone else, and
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There is a war taking place. The target is Integrative Medicine, and the losers are the patients of the healthcare system as well as the healthcare system itself. The Winners are those that are making (bucketloads of) money off of the patients that find th
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Wellness woo? Wellness industrial complex? What do these things mean? What's the context? How big is the sickness industrial complex? Timothy Caulfield is one of a few debunkers using Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop as the "models" that define the "wellness indu
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Are you an empowered patient? Do you see how empowered patients (and health care practitioners that encourage their patients to become empowered) will heal the healthcare system? At the risk of screaming too loudly, here is my overriding thought. The empo
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