Give Yourself the Gift of Silence

I talk about the power of silence in my book Integrative Wellness Rules:  A Simple Guide to Healthy Living. Silence gives us the chance to listen to the whisper – that part of us that inspires, invites new opportunities and challenges, and gives us creative ideas. It’s hard to hear the muse when we are chasing out tails; and the pace of our lives encourages us to do...

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How to De-Stress at Your Desk

It’s 3 p.m., you have at least 20 unanswered emails, a long list of deadlines, and meetings that will last you the rest of the day—chances are, you’re stressed out and feeling completely overwhelmed. But don’t throw in the towel just yet! We chatted with Dr. Jim Nicolai, the medical director of the Andrew Weil, M.D. Integrative Wellness Program at Miraval Resort...

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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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Unclutter Your Health Routine

Medicine is focused on what’s wrong with you and not what’s right or how to get back into balance. As I looked into areas where I could guide people, health seemed like it gave me a lot of opportunities. When you think of medicine as just treating disease, then it’s just drugs and surgical approaches. But if you think of medicine as a way to be and stay healthy,...

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Quick ‘n’ Dirty Wellness

Health does not have to be complex or difficult to manage. It can be simple, doable, effective—it can even be fun. And if we pop the right health tools into our daily lives, they can move us closer to where we want to go instead of bogging us down or overwhelming us into doing nothing. Health can be quick ‘n’ dirty. I’ve defined wellness before as a feeling of...

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The Pace of Life

Is it just me or has life gotten really fast? It’s so evident around this time of year. Right when we land on Black Friday, it seems like the lightspeedbutton gets pushed, and we instantly go into hyper-mode, even though we were probably moving pretty quickly in the first place. What’s with all of this speed? I frequently ask this question to guests staying at...

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Home Sweet Home

I just got back from vacation with my family. We spent Fall Break in Phoenix playing at the Zoo and Arizona Science Center, exploring downtown Tempe and the ASU campus. I had major fun living vicariously through my children’s adventures. However, after dwelling in the cramped quarters of a hotel suite for a few days, I was most grateful to cut our stay a bit short and...

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Train Like a Spartan

I have a friend, let’s call him Sean McMannus. He’s an imposing guy, standing 6’3” and every ounce a Scot from the Highlands. You’d almost expect him to have blue paint on his face, lift his kilt, smile and then take your head off with a giant claymore. In all honesty, he’s really just a large teddy bear who’s always laughing and joking. He’s much happier...

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A Garden of Garlic and Berries

I just got back from spending a long weekend with Dr. Andrew Weil at his home on Cortes Island in British Columbia, Canada.  He’s my mentor and good friend.  I call him Andy most of the time, just so you know. Andy’s place is tough to get to.  Tucked away from the civilized world, it’s a 12-hour trip from Tucson, Arizona, where I live and work.  You get...

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