In 2014 Dr. Daniel Craviotto, an orthopedic surgeon in California, wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that declared his independence from forces that would undermine the sacred patient-doctor relationship. The piece went viral, with over 1400 comments. And it helped lead to the formation of Let My Doctor Practice, a movement to provide a [...]
After reading Nassim Taleb's book Antifragile, I realized how crucial it is to apply this to medicine. So I wrote about it here. This is large enough to become its own tenet and a major addendum to our original paper, Unique Self and the Future of Medicine.
I've written a new e-book on what you don't know about heartburn. Members of our Conscious Medicine Wellness Program can download it here.
For those of you who are members of our Conscious Medicine Wellness Program, you can download your binder as an e-book here.
Can we unlock the door to good nutrition and health through the pursuit of pleasure? Find out through this presentation, which is available for download by clicking here.
Here at Conscious Medicine, we've been busy outlining a renewed framework for the future of health and wellness. Available for download is our white paper, Unique Self and the Future of Medicine. We hope you enjoy reading it; at stake is no less than the future of how we care for ourselves and each other.
In my last post I talked about motivation, and how finicky it can be when we rely on it to modify our habits. This is the motivation that naturally waxes and wanes, as BJ Fogg describes it. It can be fleeting, like waves rising and falling in an ocean. You can surf this motivation wave as [...]
I've been thinking lately about why we change. What is the most effective approach for people to change their behavior? This question goes to the engine of Conscious Medicine. This is where the rubber meets the road. A fundamental tenet of Conscious Medicine is that we will not bend the healthcare cost curve down without [...]
Mike Tyson, if nothing else, has led a pretty dramatic life. Growing up an unruly kid on the mean streets of Brooklyn. Becoming boxing's youngest undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Getting shockingly knocked out near the peak of his career. Serving time in prison for rape. Biting off a piece of someone's ear in [...]
We physicians are a stubborn lot. Much of how we practice is based on the same determinants that underlie, say, our eating choices. Tradition. Habit. Culture. The argument that medicine remains a cottage industry, clinging to antiquated methods of practice, is a strong one. It's the impetus behind evidence-based medicine, which seeks to standardize health [...]