Herbal Medicine – turmeric vs. prozac

Herbal Medicine – turmeric vs. prozac

Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric. “It has been found to have a measurable effect on mood; it induces neural growth factors in the brain, mimicking the action of the anti depressant Prozac.” PROZAC® (fluoxetine capsules, USP) is a selective serotonin...
Acupuncture & PTSD

Acupuncture & PTSD

It appears everybody has PTSD these days. “Ohh that’s just my PTSD acting up on me”, I overheard somebody say at Whole Foods the other day. Is PTSD one of those “modern” diseases like depression or narcissism? Have we become wimps when it comes to tolerating pain and...
The Friends in Our Gut

The Friends in Our Gut

Did you know that we share our bodies with billions of living creatures? It has been calculated, that there are more bacterial cells in our digestive tract than cells in our body! There are more of them inside each of us than us.  Bacteria live on our skin and the...
Contaminated Steroid Injections

Contaminated Steroid Injections

Last week I had an “ear” catching conversation with one of my patients. She has been suffering from chronic neck pain for many years. Finally, her family physician recommended a steroid epidural injection for pain relief. Epidural means getting an injection into the...
A New Year A New You

A New Year A New You

Every year on January first, the resolution to do things differently this year is taking hold of all of us less-than-perfect human beings. So, what happens to all those ambitious thoughts year after year? It is truly unfortunate that so many of us start off on the...