The Difference Between Sick, Well, & Whole

As I described here, I don’t think it’s enough for us, as doctors and other health care providers, to aim for helping our patients get well. Yes, it’s critical to help people move from sick to well, but then what? So many of my patients go to their doctors, complaining from symptoms of this mojo-sapping epidemic that seems to be infecting the developed world. We feel fatigued, depressed, listless, unfulfilled....more

How to Cure Gravlax

I love smoked and cured fish, and have since I was a little girl. Lox and bagels and cream cheese on a weekend morning were one of my favorite treats, and I always fought for the biggest share of smoked salmon when it was available.  I don't remember when I first learned about gravlax, the Swedish variation where the salmon is cured in a marinade rather than smoked, but I loved it too, from the first time I tasted it. It has stayed on my list of items I want to make at home for a long time, though I still haven't actually tried it. However, with this round-up of resources at the ready, I'll be curing gravlax in no time at all! ...more

Lisa, I never realized it was quite so simple...and now that I know, I can't believe I haven't ...more