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Teaching and Living: Physician, Heal Thyself

Integrating “Physician, heal thyself” into our Naturopathic Colleges Self-healing deserves the same emphasis in our curriculums as academic learning and clinical practice.  The integration of Physician, Heal Thyself into the education of Naturopathic Physicians will transform our colleges and our profession.  Presently our Naturopathic curriculums, like our culture, overemphasize intellectual learning.  Under the academic pressure, many students compromise their wholesome disciplines and Health in order to succeed in school. Integrating …Read More

Illness is Intended to Transform Us

Illness and the quest for Health are intended to transform us. It is more about us than the illness.  “Obstinate are the trammels, but my heart aches when I try to break them. Freedom is all I want, but to hope for it I feel ashamed. I am certain that priceless wealth is in thee, and that thou art my best friend. But I have not the heart to sweep …Read More

How cold water can heal your harmful habits 💦

I frequently prescribe water cure therapies to heal my patients who are unable to control their eating, or get themselves to exercise or generally are in want of the power to govern their actions wisely.  One such therapy is to end your morning shower with a brisk cold rinse and then vigorously towel dry every body part, intentionally using the towel to invigorate and Heal that body part. I find there …Read More

Gratitude- your suffering stops here

I wrote this article on gratitude 11 years ago at the age of 58. Reading it today at 70, this first paragraph is no longer true for me. I’m leaving it in anyway. At 58, I am not one inch closer to satisfying my desires or avoiding my fears than at age 6. They have only changed form. It’s a losers’ game. Fear of pain and poverty and insatiable desire …Read More

“Alternative” Healthcare: Health Education

What is the alternative to your learning and practicing the activities of nutritious eating, regular rest and exercise, Self-reflection and caring relating? Each is absolutely essential to your Health. There is no alternative to them and they are not something that anyone else can do for you. No pill nor therapy can ever remove the ill effects of junk food, lack of exercise, lack of rest and recreation, ignorance, worry …Read More