Never underestimate the power of plants! Curcumin, the active ingredient in the Turmeric spice, has gone head to head with NSAIDS in studies on arthritis pain relief. You can get curcumin in supplement form to get the maximum effect – it’s a powerful antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory. If you have chronic pain or chronic inflammation I highly recommend making it part of your daily routine – you will avoid the downsides of over the counter pain relievers.
I was honored to speak last night for the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons Integrative Medicine club! I was the president when I was at P&S. thank you Christine and Ravi for inviting me! It was surreal to be back on campus. I’m so happy you guys are carrying the torch for a more holistic health care system. you rock!
I really love this video about success. The greatest achievers in history all faced set backs, tough years, and big questions, but they played the long game and for that reason they have gone down in the history books, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Tiger Woods.
The same applies to health. You may face set backs but if you play the long game and invest in your health every day you will see the big payoff: strength, vitality, energy, calm, clarity and happiness.
I am a functional medicine doctor practicing in New York City. This means that I not only diagnose and treat disease, I look at the whole person, listen to my patients’ stories, and work to find the root cause of their symptoms.