Recently, I was in Dharamsala, India, to give a speech at the Tibetan Medical College that the Dalai Lama sponsors. I was one of four American "scientists." That was interesting—the cross-fertilization among Tibetan and western doctors, with Buddhist monks and astrologers very much in the mix. It was also a treat to have, once again, some time with the Dalai Lama, to feel his support for the marriage between Buddhism and psychology, as well as his interest in our work at the Center for Mind-Body Medidcine.
The Bravewell Collaborative is bidding a fond farewell to the integrative medical world it has helped foster.
For decades, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and other guardians of conventional wisdom about heart disease have urged physicians to follow rigorous "evidence-based" protocols based on defining treatment targets for LDL cholesterol, and then focusing statin prescriptions to reach these goals.
Data from a newly published study of vitamin D supplementation in older people with "essential" hypertension showed no pressure-reduction benefit after a full year of treatment.
As clinicians scramble to get a handle on the gluten problem, researchers are turning attention to another potential culprit in chronic digestive disease: FODMAPS--poorly-absorbed, highly-fermentable short-chain carbs found in wheat, rye and many fruits.