Just watched the movie ‘House of Numbers’ and was blown away. It’s time to revisit the faulty science that led to our current view of one of the leading infectious diseases this world faces. I never thought I would consider myself an HIV denialist, but watching the movie and reviewing other literature makes doubt the scientists and politicians that created the landscape of HIV...
Learning to Fly
So, midterms week is over. I don’t think it is just my imagination that these exam weeks are getting harder and harder. I made it through, though, as usual. Today was the most beautiful end to the week I could have hoped for. A bright, sunny, Spring day in Portland. Not a cloud in the sky, not a worry in my head. I decided to skip the gym, and instead read in the herb garden at my school...
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.– Frank Lloyd Wright
“When we have to do with an art whose nature is the saving of human life, any neglect to make ourselves masters of it becomes a crime.” -Samuel Hahnemann I guess this describes why I push myself past all limits in learning. By the way, Samuel Hahnemann is the founder of homeopathy, a very powerful healing tool that is greatly misunderstood. Despite what Western docs would want you to...
Such a beautiful song! I have not been able to stop listening lately. ‘You will survive, will never stop wonders You and sunrise will never fall under We should always know that we can do everything.’
If a man’s only tool is a key, he will imagine every possible problem to...– Abram Maslow
The initial mystery that attends any journey is: how did the traveller reach his...– Louise Bogan, Journey Around My Room
We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that makes the...– Dao De Jing
Another victim of Western medicine...
This time they got my grandma. I am only a second year naturopathic medical student, and I suspected she had some kind of intestinal bleeding for months. What did her doctors do? Nothing! Fatigue and shortness of breath comes with old age they say. Fools! No one that is not a menstruating female should be iron deficient, unless they are bleeding somewhere in their bodies. Yet, she has gotten many...
The Quest for the Heart in Classical Chinese... →
Most people think Chinese medicine is all about weird herbs and acupuncture. This should help clarify what the medicine is really about. Watch this video. Chinese medicine is all about the transmission of the laws of nature. What is going on in nature is mirrored by what is going on in our bodies.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature’s way.– Aristotle
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you...– Rumi
10 Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict →
The Sun Never Says
Even after all this time The sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me’. Look what happens with A love like that. It lights the whole sky. -Hafiz (I have to remind myself of this poem way too often. No matter how often you think you may give too much, just know that with every gift you give, you are creating endless beauty. Never stop.)
Why am I an optimist? Well studies have shown that optimists live longer and...– John Wells
How Do I talk to a little flower?
‘Through it, I talk to the infinite. And what is the infinite? It is that silent, small force. It isn’t the outer physical contact. No, it isn’t that. It is that still small voice that calls up the fairies. When you look into the heart of a rose there you experience it. But you can’t explain it. You can talk and talk, but the longer you talk the further you are from the...
Cut a blade of grass and you shake the whole universe.– Chinese proverb
A Poem by John Diamond, M.D.
The root cause of all our suffering is not knowing our Godliness, our Perfection. And we never will until we know Belovedness from our mothers, from She, the Goddess Supreme. (For such she was in our infancy, and so she still is now.) Only then can we act as Gods, bestowing our Love back to her, and then to all. So, the task of life is to find our Perfection, and this only comes ...
Modern man is sick because he is not whole.– Carl Jung
A new video blog on natural health? Let me know what you think.
Snowing in Portland!
God, this is the most beautiful city ever.
Thanks for the amazing winter break. It was great to spend some time in the beautiful nature here. Got to spend some good time with the friends and family I love. I even made some new friends. Everyone made my trip very memorable. Thank you and see you again soon! Off to Portland in the morning.
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly, Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams go, Life is a barren field, frozen with snow.” Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)
7 more exams in the next 36 hours...
Then I can breathe and sleep. And head to Florida!
2 more weeks of non-stop finals...
Then, Florida vacation! Can’t wait to see all my friends in Gainesville and Clearwater! And hopefully Atlanta, too!
Alternative medicine wouldn’t exist if Western medicine actually worked.
Goodbye to a Home and A Lesson in Misunderstanding...
I knew I was in for an interesting adventure the moment I stepped into my new house, having just arrived to live in Portland, Oregon. The walls were covered with abstract, mismatch artwork; there were no couches, only a bunch of blankets and cushions strewn across the living room floor; tacky sculptures of Jesus and other biblical characters lining the shelves. I was in for even more of a...
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the person who planted them -Chinese proverb
Love After Love
The day will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart. Take down...
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Empathy and Surfing
When asked to define empathy, Marshall Rosenberg compared it to surfing… When you ride the wave, the thrill is so exhilarating that you forget everything else. You live in the moment when nothing else matters, so intent on riding the wave perfectly that you and the wave become one. Pain and worry disappear, replaced by euphoria… Similarly, when giving empathy, you want to strive for...