Ethical Will Writing Workshop This workshop was born from the need of my patients/clients/friends/family/colleagues who fear death, who resist talking about death and who suffer needlessly when end-of-life conversations were never had. I have designed this workshop to "practice" talking about "it" in a non-threatening way. My people have found immeasurable comfort, healing, peace, laughter , satisfaction and closure in this process. What does Ethical mean? Ethical means doing
The Body Trauma of Grief By Dr. Nancy Gahles,DC, CCH, OIM Grief is a physiological reaction to an event or events that you think should not have happened. The happening is one of loss. Loss is usually deemed as something that wasn’t timely. “It should not have happened, not at this time, too soon, too late”, are some of the laments one might hold inside. It is the bond, the affection attributed to the person, animal, possession or state of being that has been lost that trigg
The Energy Body I began my professional career as a Chiropractor by accident. I was a college student, studying to be a Doctor, preparing to take the MCATS, when I was involved in an auto accident. At the time, I was working part time for a dermatologist and part time in the ER at our local hospital. Steeped in the only form of medicine I knew of, I enthusiastically prepared myself to practice in this caregiving field. I was born into a matriarchal lineage of Celtic healers.
Adrenal Fatigue Presenting as Allergies Many people have suffered from allergies all their lives. Some will relate that they only recently developed allergies, perhaps after a prolonged grief or loss when the immune system takes a dip, or after a hormonal shift such as adolescence, pregnancy or menopause. Although winter is not typically the season in which we think of an allergic presentation, the stress of holidays, the change in environmental temperature and dietary indisc
Compassion and Wisdom are the two wings of a bird Flying to Enlightenment ~The Buddha 2018 began with top industry contenders parlaying prevailing medical paradigm into enlightenment through wisdom. The Integrative Healthcare Symposium 2018, a bastion in the vanguard of education for Integrative Medicine, led the way in February. Wisdom traditions were widely represented and their well worn paths to enlightenment were revealed. Among those were homeopathic medicine, acupunctu
By Dr. Nancy Gahles, DC, CCH, RSHom(NA), OIM (reprint from IP.com) Type 2 diabetes is known among healthcare professionals as a disease that is amenable to diet and lifestyle changes. Reducing obesity, one of the comorbid conditions associated with Type 2 diabetes, has been demonstrated to reduce risk factors and the condition itself. Diabetes represents one of the largest cost factors in our healthcare system and one of the most prevalent in our lives. Lifestyle is a word of
May is Mental Health Awareness Month A reform movement in mental health in America was fomented by a former psychiatric patient whose institutionalized treatment was horrifically abusive. In 1909, Clifford W. Beers, a Yale graduate and Wall St. financier, suffered the acute trauma of grief and loss following the death of his brother. His symptoms were characteristic of a manic depressive illness which continued unabated driving him to attempt suicide. He survived only to be h
Vitamin D and Colorectal Cancer Study: More Evidence it is Time to Rethink the IOM Recommendations June 18, 2018 by Kim Stewart Could the third leading cause of cancer be prevented with Vitamin D? A new study authored by scientists from the American Cancer Society, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and more than 20 other medical centers and organizations finds that higher circulating vitamin D concentrations are significantly a