Archive for November 2015

New Book & Rethinking Reviews

November 25, 2015

Hello all,

My new book below, Osteopathy for Children, is now officially available on Amazon.  My publishers would like to thank you ahead of time for your 5 star review of my book that you will post here at

So far the direct feedback I have been given are appreciated.  Please feel free to comment however you wish.  For whatever you have to say, my feeling is that either extremes make the review more “real.”

For instance, when I read Yelp reviews and I see over 50 reviews of someone, and they are all perfect, I want to “call it BS.”  Of course they were prompted to do it, so it is all fake.  I have read my own reviews and applied my contrarian views to myself.  I have been advised several times to respond to the “bad” reviews because the professionals have told me that it really affects people’s decisions.  I have read other doctors responses to bad reviews and it seems like it is too much for me.

  1. if I have time to address every bad review, then I must be a not so good doctor because I am trying to reel in more patients; even the ones who can’t find the balance between the good and the bad.
  2. I really do not have time because I am too booked seeing patients.
  3. I could farm out the responses, but then it would not be me and that would really be fake.
  4. My worst review and my best were written without my being aware of them:
    1. the worst – people will just have to read between the lines to get a sense of the person writing it; it was a frustrating relationship for me too.
    2. the best – Thanks Hillary! seems to me so genuine because it is and because I did not even think to ask.  Man, what a compliment, I never thought was MIT material.



November 12, 2015

Several months ago, I went to a Green Festival Expo. One of the booth exhibitors was an “artisanal vegan cheese” company. Hmmm, that sounded good. I was hungry (never sample foods on an empty stomach). I tried a couple sample bites. It was delicious. I went back for more. Then I went back a third time. I tasted every sample they had out there. Initially, I thought, “Wow, this is wonderful. I am dairy sensitive so now I can eat this yummy cheese-like spread without problems.” I looked at the ingredients and I discovered that vegan “cheese” is made with cashews.
The next day, my sinuses started feeling full and I found myself clearing my throat. I thought “Uh-oh, I think I am sensitive to cashews.” As I thought about it some more, I realized the “wrongness” of what I had done to myself. What really happened was that I consumed a product that was altered from its natural form to deceive my taste buds into believing I am eating something I shouldn’t be eating. Maybe when we cook our food using multiple ingredients (herbs and spices) or go to fancy restaurants that make complex depths, flavors, and textures we are really trying to hide and deceive ourselves into believing that the raw food/protein isn’t the real original form, that it is really altered from how that animal/food should be raised. I used to watch Food Network and I always liked and appreciated it when a chef says that a good meat (this applies to vegetable and fruit) should only need a little salt and pepper. For this reason, I keep my kids vegetable side for every meal very bland and unsophisticated. I don’t believe I am “stunting” my children’s palates. They don’t need this experience this early. Do we, should we even have this experience as adults? Hmmm. Let’s think about this.

Big News -Book!

November 8, 2015

Hello all,

I am pleased to announce the arrival of my first book, Osteopathy for Children, available on Amazon or wherever books are sold.  With this book I hope to explain all the subtle clues often overlooked by conventional pediatrics and specialists for that matter. These clues are picked up by the astute, concerned mommies and brushed aside by doctors of the CMS.  Almost 200 pages, it should be digestable for non-medical people.  For the curious, the avid reader, for the tree-hugging, natural health types below is a great teaser.  This little girl is my patient.  Forty minutes after treatment, her whole face has changed.  Besides the obvious, there are 8 other features that are not normal for her.  Can you guess?  What happened to her?  Was she born like this?  How was this change accomplished?  How many treatments did she need? (only 12 with me, vision therapy did the rest, 60 sessions).  What is the end result?  No surgery.  Better depth perception, better coordination, ability to read and comprehend, school work not such a struggle.  I love what I do because she is now…free…to live her life the way it was intended…not needing me, not needing surgery (which would never have corrected the facial imbalances)…isn’t that just beautiful?

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