The Danger of Effectiveness

The Danger of Effectiveness

Jan 10, 2012

When asked what matters most in a therapy or a health-related product, most practitioners will answer: “effectiveness.” That makes sense, certainly, because we are looking for different effects than we are seeing in the case of a diseased condition! However, the quest for ‘effectiveness’ can be misleading as well, because just creating a different effect...

Is It The Bug or the Terrain?

Is It The Bug or the Terrain?

Aug 2, 2011

You may have heard about the argument at the time of Louis Pasteur surrounding the question as to how to deal with bodily infestations.  Pasteur had, of course, been a powerful advocate for the theory of germ-elimination as a basis for medical treatment. He was opposed in this view by Claude Bernard and Antoine Beauchamp, who insisted that “the germ is...

Taking Back the Meaning of Prevention

Taking Back the Meaning of Prevention

Jun 16, 2011

I expect I’m not the only one who has experienced some frustration with the common use of the word “prevention” as related to health matters. With burgeoning lifestyle-related diseases and the explosion in so called “health care costs” (disease-care costs?) that accompany this situation, with thousands of studies showing the efficacy of safe, natural...

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Mar 24, 2011

How often do you take the time to step back and look at the big picture? When a doctor looks at the big picture we use the term “holistic health.” When an economist looks at the big picture we call it “macroeconomics.” Any system can be broken down into its component parts, but without and understanding of the big picture, the larger view, it is...

Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day

Feb 17, 2011

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson One of the presenters I was privileged to watch at our annual Energetix Lyceum described the methylation pathways of our body. Methylation acts as an on/off switch that allows the body to learn how to deal with the environment and it controls the body’s ability to...

Creative Cycles, Creative Outcomes!

Creative Cycles, Creative Outcomes!

Feb 11, 2011

Between the shoulders of summer and fall lies my favorite ‘tween’ season. The bugs are less common in the cooler evening air while the biological clocks of the furry animals signal a coat change in preparation for the winter to come. The days, in the Great South anyway, continue to impart their only slightly diminished chaleur upon those who brave the full...