Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mammograms Don't Save Lives

If you are a woman you might want to question your relationship with mammograms. The latest nail in the coffin of the efficacy of mammograms just came through the New England Journal of Medicine.   The conclusion is that mammograms do not make a significant difference in saving lives.  Strangely this is not new news. It is old news. The problem is  that this juggernaut is a hard thing to stop. Medicine is an industrial complex and is loosely associated with science. Once a practice becomes entrenched, often not based on rigorous science, and many people's livelihoods depend on it, the truth becomes very inconvenient. In addition to the lack of effectiveness, there is also the very real fact that mammography is radiation, and  it is increasing the risk of the very same disease it is purported to reduce. Every exposure to radiation is cumulative and matters. Women might want to start looking at Thermography, which is harmless and more sensitive, thus more effective at picking up early changes in breast tissue.

Now you can show your doctor why you question mammography without being made to feel like a simpleton. Use the link to the actual study or the well written NY Times article about the topic by David Newman,  M.D.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Acupuncture and Recovery

Acupuncture Turbocharges Recovery

Acupuncture has long been the most effective adjunctive modality in detox and recovery settings.

A Yale study Published in the August 14, 2000 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine found that nearly 55% of cocaine addicts who received acupuncture  tested clean at the end of the program compared to 23.5 percent of those that didn’t receive acupuncture. Another study published in 2006, in the Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 2006, vol. 2, no4, revealed that 61% of those who received acupuncture treatments completed their treatment program, in contrast to 32% of those who were not treated with acupuncture.

Discover how acupuncture can enhance your life.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dissatisfied with Being Dissatisfied?

Sometimes a picture, with a caption, can be worth countless words.
Often, in our culture, we seek a  quick solution to our pain and suffering. Usually it is simply mild discomfort that we are trained to avoid at all cost. Our unconscious mind is trained to monitor and then avoid all unwanted experience.
 Try this; simply sit still, with your eyes closed for at least 1 minute. Within that time, notice how often a thought, or impulse,  to not do what you are doing, occurs. For instance, wanting  to shift or move position, wanting to scratch an itch, wondering how much time has elapsed, wondering if this exercise is"worth it", thinking about what's for lunch, thinking about what you need to do that day, or  thinking about anything other than what is happening in the present moment. Multiply this by a gazillion and you have an experience of life that is dissatisfying,  complete with real health issues. The good news is that there are fun, exciting and easy ways of changing old habits or patterns of dissatisfaction.
Learn more by visiting or by calling 415-488-0201.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Big Money, Big Tobacco Spending, Hoping and Praying You Vote Down Prop 29

If you are a voter in California, do us all a favor and vote yes for Prop 29 on June 5th.
Simply by making smoking more expensive, fewer people will smoke. This has been  proven out by other states doing the same thing. Just follow the money and see where the funding is coming from to fight Prop 29. This would be a great time to quit if you are on the fence. 

Call me now  877-283-4137 and become a non-smoker for good. You don't need to be spending more money each day on this habit that you want out of your life. Discover the power of your own mind and make the decision now.

"California Prop 29 Pits Lance Armstrong Against Big Tobacco"

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rainbow Wisdom

"When a rainbow appears vividly in the sky, you can see its beautiful colors, yet you could not wear as clothing or put it on as an ornament. It arises through the conjunction of various factors, but there is nothing about it that can be grasped. Likewise, thoughts that arise in the mind have no tangible existence or intrinsic solidity. There is no logical reason why thoughts, which have no substance, should have so much power over you, nor is there any reason why you should become their slave."

- Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche -

Often we know what we need to do to gain better health, to improve our relationships, to improve our businesses or work life, yet we don't do it. At the root of our procrastination, or failure to act on our convictions is usually an underlying false belief. Hypnosis is a very powerful tool to discover and transform these inhibiting beliefs. Call now for a free 15 minute consult to see what hypnosis can do for you.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Cheap Health Insurance; Try Happiness

 Want to know the single most predictive  factor to a long and healthy life? More than any medical test, answering this simple question will tell you  more about someone's health prognosis than anything else.
"Are you satisfied with your life?" The more satisfied, the greater the odds that health and longevity will follow.

Here are 5 actions that you can take to increase your feelings of well being:
1. Give yourself a break. Be more forgiving on yourself and others.
2. Exercise. Humans need to move to feel good. It doesn't take much, but it goes a long way.
3. Meditate. A few minutes each day of quiet simple, silence. One pointed focus without judgement on how well one is meditating. Just do it.
4. Rest and relaxation. Stress isn't the issue, lack of recovery is. Take breaks during the day, just a minute or two at a time. Get enough sleep at night. Take a day off each week. Take vacations and don't bring your work with you.
5. Appreciations. Try before bed and upon rising, reflecting on what you are grateful for.It helps break the habit of negative thinking. Beats Xanax.

Studies are showing that these actions on their own have significant effects on our well being. Imagine what can happen if  you do all of these consistently. It's the cheapest, most effective form of health insurance.