Thinking About Optimal Health Through Ecological Pharmacology

Recently a former researcher at the National Health Institutes, Dr. Kevin Spelman, gave a “thought-provoking” lecture on ecological pharmacology, and how its lens can be used to think about optimal health.  In this phenomenal talk, Dr. Spelman discusses the human connection to plants down to their genetic and enzyme make-up. … Read More

Naturopathic Medicine Has Just Been Given an Amazing Opportunity!

Recently, Naturopathic medicine has been given an amazing opportunity through the Affordable Care Act. Section 2076 states that all accredited Naturopathic Physicians will have the ability to be included in health insurance plans in states that are licensed. However, the way in which this law is interpreted is up to … Read More

The Benefits of Holistic Wellness Have Been Proven in Healthcare

Most integrative practitioners have a solid understanding of the dyer state of the U.S. healthcare system. On average, Americans of all ages live shorter lives and get more disease than 16 other rich countries (2). In fact, even well off, health insured, educated U.S. citizens are getting sicker and dying … Read More

Chronic Pain Healthcare Cost Reduction Through Acupuncture

As healthcare costs rise each year, patient, and more importantly employee, health is declining. Of the chronic conditions recognized by the health industry, chronic pain accounts for 20% of them.  Acupuncture has been used for the treatment of painful conditions for thousands of years. Osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, joint pain, and back … Read More

Obamacare is good and bad- Here’s why…

Today the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  Therefore, unless things drastically change (in the next elections), everyone will be required to have health insurance or face a tax penalty. While the tax will most likely be minimal $ compared to the … Read More

Is the New System of Health Insurance in Massachusetts Saving Money?

On June 22nd, 2012 the Massachusetts Attorney General Office (AGO -Martha Coakley) published their report called “Examination of Health Care Cost Trends and Cost Drivers -Report for Annual Public Hearing”.  This report was an examination of health care cost trends and cost drivers in the Massachusetts health care market. In 2008, the Massachusetts … Read More