Food is a Sink

I’m convinced that maintaining optimum weight has nothing to do with eating less and exercising more.  Balancing calories in with calories out does not equate.  The body does not operate like a scale. It works like a sink. Let me explain. Most of us have heard of insulin resistance.  It is based on the idea that the body overproduces a hormone called insulin in...

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“Ahas” Change Lives

I love aha moments. I live for that kind of profound knowledge—golden bits of awareness or clarity that come through an experience or conversation; a piece of information you get at a lecture; something your coach tells you when you’re ready to hear it, and the light bulb shines on. Brightly. Aha!!! We are in the business of creating aha moments at Miraval Spa and...

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Take a Hike for Enlightenment

I hiked the Grand Canyon recently with a group of buddies. We walked down the South Kaibob trail on a Saturday morning, camped by the Colorado River, and then hiked out Bright Angel trail on an early Monday morning. Never having done this before, I made some important discoveries. One, as somebody who’d like to learn more survival skills, it was key having folks who...

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Emotional Intelligence

Getting in tune with your feelings and those of everyone around you is as easy as 1, 2, 3… 4! Practice following these four steps. As spring is upon us, I find myself thinking about what a difference a change of scenery or season can make on mood. We are often swayed by external circumstances or situations. Sometimes the world makes us feel good—other times, not so...

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Kava Bar

I recently spent time in Hawaii on vacation where I discovered my first Kava bar. I was walking along the market streets of Kona on the Big Island and ventured inward a bit, when I happened across a small outdoor café – a pleasant place called Kanaka Kava.  Behind the bar was a friendly hip-looking guy in his twenties, looking cool stirring a brownish liquid in a...

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The Springtime Sniffles

Spring is finally here. And with it comes the sniffles for over 35 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. Personally, it’s the pollen that gets my eyes itching and nose running.  For others it may be the flowers, grass, trees and plants, or even dust and dust mites inside the house, along with mold, or pet dander as spring stirs things up. Regardless of...

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Dr. Jim On Dr. Oz

Watch Dr. Jim discuss Spontaneous Healing on Dr. Oz. See him explain how his approach to diagnosis as an integrative practitioner differs from traditional physicians...

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Healing With Heart

I recently had a chance to talk with Dr. Oz about the mysterious power of spontaneous healing. How does a mother of three with late stage lymphoma, sent home to die with no treatment, find herself in complete remission two years later?  Most doctors relegate these stories to the corner and categorize them as rare, unknown obscurities. Dr. Jeff Rediger and I are...

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