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June is National Migraine Awareness Month

June 1, 2015 by


There’s no doubt that I’m the weak link in my family. Sometimes you have no choice in linguistic life but to turn to Yiddish to really say what you want to say. So I’m not going to use the word ‘kvetch’ just because everybody knows it (even if I might have tendencies), but rather, if […]

Pancreatic, Carcinoid, Stomach and Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Beyond “You Are Getting Sleepy”: Cancer and Hynotherapy

November 12, 2014 by


I’m going to kind of go out on a limb here when I discuss one of the treatments I use for many ailments, but also for cancer, and you may think to yourselves: “That Candida.” But I figure anyone who has stayed with me through my harangue on exercise, my advocating pets and plants for your […]

Embracing Pain: An Alternative Way to Deal With Your Symptoms

October 26, 2014 by


“Pain can be endured and defeated only if it is embraced. Denied or feared, it grows.” ~ Dean Koontz, Velocity The discomfort relief industry is a multibillion-dollar one. There are medicines to relieve headache, stomach distress, sore throats, back spasms–seems like if there’s a complaint, there’s a medicine meant to treat it. But I can’t […]

Quiet Doesn’t Come After The Storm: Post-Cancer Depression

October 6, 2014 by


  To use, granted, the lower end of the statistical range, at some point in their lives 10% of women and 5% of men, if left to their own devices, will develop depression. But, according to the American Cancer Society, a whopping  25% of cancer survivors will develop the illness. And that doesn’t touch the post-cancer anxiety. Psycho-oncologist […]

September is National Pain Awareness Month

September 19, 2013 by


“Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself.” (French physician Albert Schweitzer, 1931) You might have taken a look at the title of this post and thought, “An awareness month for pain? This whole ‘Awareness’ thing is getting out of control. Can just anyone have an Awareness day, week, or month?” […]

“Nobody Ever Died Of Laughter”: In Fact, Mr. Beerbohm, It Might Just Keep Them Alive

March 4, 2012 by


“A clown is like an aspirin, only he works twice as fast.” ~Groucho Marx In a family of total characters and would-be comedians, I can find it hard to hold my own in the humor department. When the rest of the crowd gets going, I usually serve in the requisite role that I’ve deemed the “humor-appreciator.” […]

Statistics, Random Facts and Truly Bizarre Information on Cancer

March 3, 2012 by


Ever feel the need to come to a place where you could find out answer to your questions about the most common types of cancer, your queries if animals can accurately assess those who have the disease, your wonderings about the impact of maple syrup on cancer prognosis–and your deep interest in how beer might cure […]