The Pulse Test: Book Review

Pulse Test book review - book cover imageHere’s a gem to add to your collection of tools for health. The author, Arthur Coca, MD, claims to have successfully treated the following symptoms as allergic: fatigue, high blood pressure, migraines, joint pain, sinusitis, skin eruptions, dizziness, heartburn, diabetes, depression, overweight, underweight, constipation, colitis, epilepsy and irritability.

How can this be? continue reading »

Jan 17

Fourfold Path: Book Review

Here is a rich approach to the topic of health. I think most of us would agree that treatment of health issues should involve more than the use of medicines. But how to organize our understanding of health? And how to bring the whole self into healthy balance? continue reading »

Jan 03

RBTI: Basic Overview

At its most basic, RBTI (Reams Biological Theory of Ionization) is a method for improving health by addressing body chemistry — more specifically, by remineralizing. RBTI practitioners see correlations between patterns in body chemistry and various forms of degeneration and disease. Shifting body chemistry toward a pattern of health generally results in health problems shifting or even falling away completely. continue reading »

Sep 27

Gabriel Method: Book Review

The Gabriel Method front coverHave you ever tried a calorie-restricted diet? When all was said and done, did you actually gain weight? If so, you’re not alone. Ready to try a different approach?

Jon Gabriel understands that your body is not a machine ruled by the mathematical logic of calories in and calories out. Instead, your body is a living organism steadfastly devoted to your survival.

What’s it like to try that idea on for size? And what does this have to do with diets? continue reading »

Sep 20

Gelatin for Health

I love it when I can find something both simple and effective. So I was delighted this summer when a friend turned me on to some articles about gelatin. Here is a little of what I’ve learned, some sources to consider in your own research and some shopping and tips: continue reading »

Sep 13

Seeking Joyful Company

I recently decided to let some things go and channel my activities in new directions. In spite of the challenges this raised, the emotional result was that I felt joyful — almost giddy, in fact. I know I was beaming because I suddenly started having wonderful interactions with store clerks, strangers in checkout lines, anyone who crossed my path.

At the end of one long and happy day, I wanted to watch a little television. Here was a puzzle: what could I find to match my mood? I surfed around a bit in the Netflix Instant options before giving up and going to bed. The next morning I realized continue reading »

Aug 30

Encouraging Words

Sometimes, I get things right. An opportunity presents itself and I behave just the way I would like to. When I reflect later, I think, “Yes, that was good,” and not, “Oh, no, I should have…”

On a recent Saturday afternoon, a friend and I were out. We stopped at the library so I could return materials and pick up holds. My friend went to peruse the stacks and I sat at a table to wait. I soon noticed continue reading »

Jul 26

Family Tree: My Family at Work


In an aimless word doodle one day, I plotted out my family tree — as far back as my grandparents and including aunts, uncles and cousins. On an impulse, I also made note of everyone’s careers. That was interesting. Here’s an overview of three generations of my family at work: continue reading »

Apr 26

Open Hand: My Favorite Mudra

Mudras are positions or gestures of the hands. In Yoga and various meditation traditions, mudras are used to settle the mind and calm the emotions. You may have seen statues of the Buddha or Asian deities with hands in very deliberate shapes. To the best of my knowledge, what I am going to share with you here is not a classical, traditional mudra. (If you know it and know a traditional name for it, please tell us in a comment.) I think of it as “Open Hand.” continue reading »

Apr 05

Joyful Conduct

You may have already seen this delightful YouTube video — a three-year old boy “conducting” a recording of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. He’s so alive and joyful. Fully present. His whole self connected to the music.

continue reading »

Mar 29