Where is the Care in Conventional Health Care? (Guest Post)

Posted on Friday, May 21st, 2010

My entire orientation to health and well being is from a holistic perspective, so it astounds me to see the majority of our population allowing themselves to be “treated” by a system run by insurance companies and pharmaceutical giants. These industry giants dictate scientific study and treatments geared toward the ultimate goal of selling us […]


Privileging Drugs, Bashing Herbs

Posted on Monday, April 5th, 2010

Not long ago, we ran across a couple of hmmm-inducing headlines on news stories involving herbal medications. The first covered research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on problems that can arise from mixing “heart drugs” and some herbal supplements. According to WebMD’s report, [Researcher Arshad ] Jahangir says the danger […]


Eminently Quotable: Ron Garner

Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2010

Conscious health means choosing health. It means choosing health with understanding, awareness, intention, and vision. Conscious health is the active and deliberate creation of a vital body, mind, and spirit, with full knowledge, understanding, and belief. We create our lives, and we have the power to re-create them. When we are fully conscious, we can […]


How Concerned Do You Really Need to Be about “Swine Flu”?

Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2009

Thinking about how events have shaped up since the swine flu – now officially called H1N1, influenza A (its scientific name) by the World Health Organization – outbreak was first reported, we can find a few reasons for concern. At last count, more than 100 people have died after contracting it. Thousands more are sick […]


Beyond Pills

Posted on Monday, April 13th, 2009

This is one of those good news/bad news kind of stories. Okay, maybe not “bad news,” but at least news that makes you wonder: In flusher times, Ms. Parham said, she spent $50 a month on prescriptions for her asthma, allergies and other chronic problems. Now, she pays $6 a month for over-the-counter protein supplements […]


Mindfulness and Healing

Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Dr. Kevin Barrows of the University of California, San Francisco, discusses the concept of mindfulness in healing as part of the “UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public” series of talks:    


Biosis 24: Dental Foci & Early Cancer Detection…and More

Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2009

  The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is now available online. Check it out now to learn more about: Self-renewal as a lifelong habit Dental foci and early cancer detection – fact or fantasy? What truly preventive health care looks like Biosis: Integrated Health Solutions, #24  


Healthcare, Not Disease-Care

Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2009

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an excellent opinion piece by Deepak Chopra, Dean Ornish, Rustum Roy and Andrew Weil. While we have had occasional bones to pick with these folks, we are really pleased with this call to President Obama to consider the use of holistic therapies and a truly preventive approach […]


Stressed Out Decision-Making, Vaccines and CFS, and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2008

Stress Hinders Rats’ Decision-Making Abilities (Science Daily) A little bit of stress goes a long way and can have far-reaching effects. Neuroscientists from the University of Washington have found that a single exposure to uncontrollable stress impairs decision making in rats for several days, making them unable to reliably seek out the larger of two […]



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