Recognizing Emotions as Symptoms

I’ve spent quite a while now discussing the symptom as a bodily function. Now I’d like us to look at the emotions as symptoms. Given that at least one-tenth of the North American population is taking some form of anti-psychotic medication, what we perceive to be the...

Addressing the Patient as a Whole

Let me ask you a question: are we really in a world in which ‘superbugs’ are out to eradicate the human race? Or are we really in a world in which we need to learn how to manage and live alongside stressors, even if we believe them to be bacteria instead of our own...

The Makings of a Compromised Terrain

We left off in the last post asking the question, if the Germ Theory of Disease was wrong, and germs did not cause disease, but were rather a response to illness, then what exactly were these bacteria doing? To answer that question, we have to set it into the larger...

Pasteur Recants

In the last post I recounted the story of Pasteur and Bechamp’s contributions to our understanding of the relationship between germs and disease. After initially promulgating the Germ Theory of Disease, even Pasteur, in response to Bechamp’s research and his own study...

Are Germs Infections or Scavengers?

In my last post I introduced the dispute between Louis Pasteur and Antoine Bechamp over the chronology in the development of illness. Advance research methods and technology allowed Bechamp to challenge Pasteur’s Germ Theory of Disease. Bechamp demonstrated that in...

What is Assessment?

I’ve been writing this blog for just about a year now. Though we’ve been required to make a number of detours, exploring some matters in greater depth, it all began with my desire to unpack the meaning that can be derived from the standard SOAP formula. It has taken...

Why You Should Follow Your Path

Everyone talks about finding one’s life purpose, but not many people know what it is. As a child, it’s easy to dream big dreams. You can be an astronaut, a pirate or a mermaid. Children are unafraid even of dreaming what grown-ups would consider dreams that are “too...