Healing and illness occur on multiple levels, the physical, emotional and spiritual. In our culture we focus on the physical as of primary importance, a distant second is the emotional, and the spiritual is typically hardly regarded as significant at all. Science views the body as a complex machine, an isolated separate material object located… [Continue reading]
Today I had the deep pleasure of meeting Dr Georgia Ede, another Boston area psychiatrist, creator of a fascinating website entitled Diagnosis: Diet, that I recommend to all of my readers. It is unfortunately exceedingly rare for me to meet a like minded psychiatrist, one who shares my conviction about the centrality of nutrition’s power to… [Continue reading]
Spotlight Finally on Miralax
On Friday May 25th an article appeared in the New York Times titled Drug For Adults is Popular as Children’s Remedy. It addresses the widespread prescription by pediatricians and GI specialists of Miralax, a colorless odorless liquid laxative for long term treatment of constipation in children, despite the fact that it has never been approved… [Continue reading]
FODMAPs + GAPS = ?
Necessity is the mother of invention, or in this case, it was the urgent distress of my patient and her family, which drove me to seek a supplementary approach to the GAPS treatment protocol. Keiko is an adorable, very bright, not yet 7 year old girl in treatment with me for constipation and encopresis. The… [Continue reading]
The Best Breakfast Ever: The GAPS Milkshake
A copy of the New Yorker magazine from mid November has been sitting on my bedside table, waiting for me to get around to reading an article about Steve Jobs by Malcolm Gladwell (author of Blink and The Tipping Point) called “The Tweaker”. I have a passion for all things Apple, and mourned the recent death… [Continue reading]