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Acupuncture and Pregnancy

Of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practices available to help alleviate the nausea, fatigue and everyday aches associated with pregnancy, acupuncture is one of the most widely used, yet one of the least understood. For this reason, I have reserved an entire post to understanding its foundation and the benefits it provides. Please see […]

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Other Common Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practices For Pregnancy

Introduction There are a number of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) practices that are being utilized, in addition to traditional medicine, to help alleviate the nausea, fatigue and everyday aches associated with pregnancy, and to aid in labor and delivery. In this post, I will discuss some of the most common practices available. Please note, […]


Let Glade B. Curtis Be Your Guide: Your Pregnancy Week by Week, 8th Edition

 “Plan your pregnancy. Start taking your prenatal vitamins early in your pregnancy, or when you are trying to get pregnant.” Interviewed by Rick Kleffel For nearly 30 years, the go-to guide for couples who were seeking information about having the healthiest possible pregnancy has been Your Pregnancy Week by Week. Now in a recently updated 8th […]

Pregnancy, and Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Practices

A holistic approach to wellbeing takes your nutritional, emotional, spiritual and physical health into account…   In addition to the benefits of traditional medicine, a variety of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) practices are available to help pregnant women relieve common aches and pains, reduce stress, fatigue and morning sickness, feel more energized, and even […]


Dr. Sebastian Giwa and the Organ Preservation Alliance

About two million life-years have been saved by organ transplantation in the US alone… the potential [of] how many lives it could save is about 1.5 times the amount than would be saved by curing cancer. Interview by Rick Kleffel Some science is easily extrapolated. For example, when we went to the moon, it was […]

Main market fresh Thai food herbs and spice ingredients in a colorful arrangement in an old vintage wooden compartment tray on an old wooden table. Ingredients include lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, finger root, dried and fresh chili peppers, Thai aubergines, garlic, coriander, holy basil, sweet basil, tamarind, peppercorns, spring onion, onion, tomato, lime and coconut.

Joel Fuhrman, MD Predicts ‘The End of Heart Disease’ : Rxpocalypse

  We are digging our graves with our knives & forks. Interviewed by Rick Kleffel Our approach to illness, and especially to major organ failure, such as heart disease, is largely reactive, and based on the cutting edge of both surgery and pharmacology. And to be sure, there are miracles aplenty to be found in […]

Power Paradox

Dacher Keltner Explores The Power Paradox

“What does power do to the human nervous system?” Interviewed by Rick Kleffel Few words are more front-loaded than “power.” When we hear it, we bristle, we tense, and our stress response kicks in. Dacher Keltner took a life-long fascination with the word and has crafted a page-turning examination of how power affects humans in […]


Dr. Nortin Hadler, MD By the Bedside of the Patient: Patients, Not Products

It’s not what’s going on in your back that’s causing the pain…it’s what’s going on in your life that’s confounding your ability to cope with it. Interviewed by Rick Kleffel Dr. Nortin Hadler has more than a few thoughts about how medicine has worked, does work, might work and should work. His book is a powerful […]