Patients as People.
Nodding Syndrome on the Spectrum
It has been said that “every newly emerging disease begins with a mystery,” and yet the cause of Nodding Syndrome (NS) remains elusive after over a decade of searching.
Nodding Syndrome (NS), originating deep in the remote jungles of East Africa, is a neurological disorder characterized by seizures, cognitive decline, behavioral and language impairment, muscle weakness, physical wasting and stunted growth. Many thousands of children have been affected by the disease’s devastating impact, resulting in lifelong physical challenges as well as
We all know that exercise is needed for a multitude of health reasons. But our often-sedentary lifestyles now as compared to years past have clearly taken a toll on our bodies: for the first time in U.S. history, younger generations are expected to live shorter, unhealthier lives than their parents. That’s a statistic that is truly frightening on a number of levels from worrying about the fate of future generations to realizing the impact that more chronic illnesses will have on an overwhelmed healthcare system.
Why do I have MS?
It is estimated that 25 to 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases - one million alone have multiple sclerosis (MS). But I have always said that no one just walks in the door and gets MS. So we must look at the root cause of this and any disease to best provide a treatment plan with real benefits.
Helen Fisher is a biological anthropologist who has studied love for decades. She is sometimes referred to as "Dr. Love" and is a leading expert and the most referenced scholar on the science of love and attraction. In her profound discoveries, she tells us that our human evolution has created brain circuitry wired for romantic love and for deep, profound attachment to another individual. These are the very hallmarks of humanity.
Love is in our DNA.
We already have on our website information for “how to beat the flu,” but people have been asking what to do when they travel so I wanted to share some additional information here.
I was actually just on a flight this past weekend and noticed quite a bit of coughing and sneezing, which isn’t all that unusual for this time of year. But with so much in the headlines right now about the outbreak of the coronavirus, it’s understandable that people are even more concerned – and scared - about any signs of illness.
So what’s the big deal about 5G?
Someone asked me last week what I thought of the “crazy” (their word, not mine) theories about 5G technology. The term 5G refers to the fifth generation of mobile technology with its advertised promises of faster browsing, streaming, and download speeds, as well as better connectivity. Sounds like a good thing…right?
“Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.”
– Thích Nhất Hạnh, a Buddhist monk, author and mindfulness teacher
Have you given much thought to how we seem to be racing through our days and our lives? Just look at how we spend our time in a quest for immediate gratification, where everything is available at the click of a button. Most of us live with constant stimulation of our senses and resulting stress. We’ve become experts in multitasking, but to what end? The average
Why are we here? What is our greater purpose? And what is the meaning of life? Existential questions such as these are more than captivating, they are considered to be fundamental to the human condition.
Dr. Suzanne Gazda, Integrative Neurology