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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | October 11th, 2014

Stop Exercising, Doctor’s Orders!

This article was first published in The Huffington Post, on October 8, 2014. I used to exercise. Following the advice of the pundits, I counted my miles, watched my calories burn in the small LCD display in front of me, and stared at the wall. It wasn’t fun. In fact, it felt like a chore. I…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | September 29th, 2014

Raising Children is Not Like Making a Soufflé, or Is It?

I’m struck by the continued rise in the incidence of ADD and ADHD in children, a condition unheard of when I was a child myself. I’m even more disturbed by the number of our children prescribed medications to treat their “disorder.” I certainly appreciate the importance of evaluating children who are having difficulty in school…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | August 7th, 2014

The Point of a Health Challenge Is What We Make It

This article was first published in The Huffington Post on August 7, 2014. Since first encountering his work, I have been a great admirer of Larry Dossey, M.D. — a New York Times bestselling author of several books, as well as a pioneer in the intersections of spirituality and medicine. I recently had the privilege…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | July 25th, 2014

End the War on Disease

This article was first published in The Huffington Post on July 25, 2014. There are 750 catalogued diseases, each of which are caused by innumerable factors and present themselves in a multiplicity of ways. Considering this vast amount of information, medical schools do an outstanding job in training doctors to skillfully identify the facets of each disease…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | June 1st, 2014

Lotus Flower

The new moon in June is known in some cultures as “The Lotus Moon,” a powerful metaphor for nurturing beauty and positivity in our lives and ourselves.  The lotus roots in mud and, out of the murky water, produces a most beautiful flower. The symbol of the lotus assures us that a person can rise above…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | May 12th, 2014

Mind Matters

I have a great secret to share. This secret comes from all my years of practicing integrative medicine: If you think of yourself as healthy, or if you believe that you can be healthy, you have a much higher likelihood of transcending illness and transforming it into wellness. Conversely, if you think of yourself as sick, or…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | April 12th, 2014

It’s the Soul that Needs the Surgery

I have a beautiful daughter, Caroline. But is it even OK to call her beautiful? Maybe I should mention her empathy, her love of animals, or intelligence first. Mama said, “You’re a pretty girl. What’s in your head, Brush your hair, fix your teeth. What you wear is all that matters.” Surely that’s not reflective…

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