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10 Questions Pregnant Women Should Ask Before Giving Birth

As an OB/GYN, I know pregnant women have a boatload of questions as their due date approaches. But so often, they fail to plan ahead and get their questions asked until they’re huffing and puffing in labor. And trust me. This is NOT the best time....more

4 Questions To Help You Heal

My new friend Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine & Miracles, and one of our newest bloggers on Owning Pink, asks his patients four key questions I wanted to share with you.4 Healing Questions ...more

1 in 5 Americans Takes A Psychiatric Drug

A recent study reported that 1 in 5 American adults takes at least one psychiatric drug to treat depression and/or anxiety, a 22% increase since 2001. Do you get what this means? ...more

Is It Your Fault If You Get - And Stay - Sick?

I am currently writing the hardest chapter in my book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself.  Any time you write about self-healing, one painful issue comes up for any sick person. “If I can heal myself and I’m still sick, is it my fault?”As a healer at heart, I think blame, guilt and shame have no place in the therapeutic relationship, but how should I address the fact that we have the power to heal ourselves without blaming sick people for their illnesses?...more

Collaboration Trumps Competition In Health Care

As I wrote in my post about The Healing Round Table, you shouldn’t have to choose between opposing sides when it comes to your health care. You shouldn’t feel tension or division between your doula and your OB/GYN, or your Chinese medicine doctor and your Western physician. Or your psychiatrist and your psychologist....more

Why Ask “So, What Do You Do?”

The 15 minutes of fame garnered by my blog, my books, and my social media success lead strangers to reach out and ask to meet me from time to time. Lately, I’ve been saying no because I’ve been in my book-writing cave, pounding away on my next book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself....more

10 Tips To Help You Find The Right Doctor

If you weren't getting what you needed from your massage therapist, hairdresser, or yoga instructor, you would find someone else, right? Why should your doctor be any different? And yet, your doctor is even more important. This is serious stuff we're talking about here. ...more
It is sooo important that the entire staff is in 'sync'. I love my doc, but sometimes the staff ...more

10 Reasons People Don't Cleanse (And Why You Need To Get Over Them!)

My inbox has been jammed and my phone has been ringing off the hook since my green juice cleanse teacher Tricia Barrett and I officially launched the Pink & Green Detox Cleanse yesterday. (Check out what I’m talking about here).I’m hearing the same message over and over from many of you, so I figure it warrants a blog post.The gist of the message I’m hearing is “I know I should cleanse and I want to cleanse, but I’m scared.” Why are people scared? Here’s what you’re telling me. And here are my answers....more

20 Health Conditions Most Amenable To Self-Healing

In this post that proves with scientific data that you can heal yourself, at least a percentage of the time, I made the case that perhaps we should be embracing, rather than dismissing, the placebo effect.But it begs the question - do all health conditions respond equally to placebo?...more