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Pain, Sleep, Seizures: Windows to Healthy, and Imbalanced, Wakefulness 

The beginning of August offered a powerful experience for me when a wide-ranging group of anthroposophic doctors, nurses and therapists gathered for a conference about “Transforming Chronic Pain–a Spiritual Task for Our Time.” The meeting included very inspiring presentations from several doctors in Europe, especially one with deep experience in palliative care and another with very poor and challenged patients in central […]

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Why Trying Harder Doesn’t Make Anxiety Better

In many areas of life if you try harder, focus more, consciously push further, then performance and success improve.  It is tempting to extend that logic to all areas of life, but medically that principle does not always work.  In truth, only specific portions of our body’s activities are open to conscious guidance, while many other realms […]

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Stomach Flu, Probiotics and Digesting the World

Here are three paragraphs about supporting and strengthening your digestion: When you have an acute gastroenteritis (more commonly know as the stomach “flu”), a simple, but very helpful trick: If you get a stomach virus–the kind that quickly goes around schools and workplaces and causes multiple episodes of vomiting–it is very easy to get dehydrated.  This […]

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What is an allergy?

April 2013 Three Paragraph Newsletter It's clear that allergies are much more prevalent today than they were in the past. One study estimated that rates of pediatric allergy have increased by 600% since 1970, so that a child today is about 7 times more likely to have an allergy than 40 years ago. What is […]

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What is an anthroposophic medicine and how is it chosen?

December 2012 Three Paragraph Newsletter   The medicines that are used in anthroposophic medicine (also often referred to as “remedies”) come from the natural world. Most are prepared from plants and minerals, a select few from the animal world, with very special attention given to the purity and quality of the substances. While most conventional […]

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