Category Archives: Integrative Medicine

Dear Shingles, Quit Riding My Ass

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It always only lines up in retrospect–the consecutive days of splitting headaches upon waking, nerve pain coursing through my body, and extreme fatigue. But sometimes headaches are an independent event, nerve pain can be attributed to post-herpetic neuralgia, and I live with chronic fatigue as a consequence of permanent lung injury regardless. So, it’s hard […]

Food Allergies Are For Real

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I’m lying in bed late this morning, after being up all night racked with diarrhea, intestinal pain, cramping to the point that I can’t stand up straight, a painful levator spasm, along with bleeding and irritated anal fissures. Uh huh. I said it. Anal fissures are tiny paper cuts all around my rectum that, when […]

Cancer Camp at Commonweal

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If you lose fat at fat camp, maybe you lose cancer at cancer camp? Ok, so I’m not really that naïve, but I arrived at the Commonweal Cancer Help Program last week after having been on the waitlist for two years. So much life had happened since, that I carried only a vague memory of […]

Aloha Recovery

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Why do you need an addiction problem to steal away to paradise for healing? I so deeply do want to do better health-wise, but since better health isn’t trying to do me, I settled for a retreat – Kalani Oceanside Retreat in Hawaii. I basically just wanted to attune myself to nature and be left […]