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Medicine for the Body Politic

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

I am a refuge, I am an immigrant, I am a colonizer, I am an exploiter, I am a victim, I am a murderer, I am a winner and I am a loser.

Neither metaphorically, nor solely out of empathy or solidarity, do I speak this but as a statement of fact. Biologically, I am a product of my ancestors, what they did, and how they adapted to their experiences. The sum total of it all was passed down in my genome and epigenome to me.

It’s not just biological. We ourselves, those we love, and all who came before us have lived out diverse and seemingly contradictory potentials. Through our family history, in our own lifetime, over the course of a single year, or even a day, all history informs our cells and awareness that no one always wins, and no one always loses. Read More→

The Day of Atonement is Here

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Nu, so would a little atonement hurt?

I promise, not too much, only what you can handle. And it’s for your own good. Honestly.

Does that make you feel better? Good, good. Because God forbid you should feel the least bit uncomfortable while atoning. Read More→

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Radio Show: Integrative Pediatric Care

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

On this program, Alison Rose Levy interviews Dr. Lawrence Rosen, MD, a board certified pediatrician committed to holistic child care. Dr. Rosen runs the Whole Child Center in New Jersey and serves as Medical Advisor to the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology. With the health difficulties that Read More→

Thanksgiving Recipes: Relishing Loved Ones and Cranberries

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

When your sole surviving parent is in her eighties, you think about thanks in an entirely different way –one day, one holiday, one small blessing at a time. Because you never know when you’ll next see that person, that familiar face, or share that ongoing, deepening, shared conversation, except for right now over the sweet potatoes and creamed onions. Read More→

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