A few years ago, a patient came in with some unexplained symptoms. She’d been to the hospital twice, and even had a small surgery that didn’t help the problem. Bad as that was, she’d also gotten some bad news on a related genetic test. You can imagine she was pretty scared.
I told her: “Epigenetics is your friend.”
Translated: Your genes are not your destiny. Your choices can protect against, prevent or override the genetic cards in your hand.
With that in mind, I was gratified to read a New York Times story confirming the power of lifestyle choice on health outcomes — even with uncongenial genes. (more…)
December 11, 2013
So many options. Which is the best fit for you?
Like so many Americans, I’ve been tearing my hair out trying to figure out my personal medical-insurance options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare). My priorities: Overall coverage, a broad network and access to naturopaths, chiropractors and acupuncturists. (Every single option saves me $200 to $300 over my existing insurance.)
From a professional perspective, the ACA had great promise for people looking for naturopathic care. (more…)