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Living with a Visionary

For more than fifty years, my wife and I shared a world. Then, as Diana’s health declined, her hallucinations became her own reality. You would think it was a performance of some kind. When she wakes up, if she has slept at all, she tells me about the giants carrying trees and bushes on what she calls zip lines, which I am able to identify as telephone wires. Beneath the busy giants, she explains… Read at The New Yorker

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All

When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe… Read at Time

The Biggest Factor Behind Obesity May Be One We Don't Want to Hear

The most likely reason for our obesity epidemic is the one we don’t want to hear. Why are so many of us carrying so much extra baggage? It’s a question that has, ahem, weighed heavily on researchers ever since obesity rates started swelling in the 1980s. The chunk of the U.S. adult population classified as obese…
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UC Berkeley launches center for psychedelic science and education

Fifty years after political and cultural winds slammed shut the doors on psychedelic research, UC Berkeley is making up for lost time by launching the campus’s first center for psychedelic science and public education.

With $1.25 million in seed funding from an anonymous donor, the new UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics will conduct research using psychedelics to investigate cognition, perception and emotion and their biological bases in the human brain. … Read at Berleleyside

Lost touch: how a year without hugs affects our mental health

There’s only so much a dog can do, even if that is a lot. I live alone with my staffy, and by week eight of the first lockdown she was rolling her eyes at my ever-tightening clutch. I had been sofa-bound with Covid and its after-effects before lockdown was announced, then… Read at The Guardian

How ancient remedies are changing modern medicine

Long overlooked by Western science, traditional Chinese treatments are yielding cutting-edge cures.

In my hand I’m holding a warm, beating heart. About the size of a softball, it’s a luminous globe of scarlet, pink, and white tissue. I can feel its chambers contracting and hear the whoosh… Read at NG

Struggling to find happiness while you’re stuck at home? Experts say contentment is enough.

Many of us are experiencing hardship during the pandemic. This is a time of extreme challenge, and there’s a lot to feel anxious about right now. We’re in the middle of an enormous social experiment, and the results are becoming clearer every day. For a lot of us stuck at home, it’s what we brought into the pandemic that’s causing us unnecessary suffering: an expectation of happiness. No, this doesn’t mean that misery is the answer. What this means is that pursuing happiness … Read at The Washington Post

Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reëntry

In places around the world, lockdowns are lifting to various degrees—often prematurely. Experts have identified a few indicators that must be met to begin opening nonessential businesses safely: rates of new cases should be low and falling for at least two weeks; hospitals should be able to treat all coronavirus patients in need; and there should be a capacity to test everyone with symptoms. But then what? … Read at The New Yorker

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Book + Product Reviews

Three Books on Race: A Review

Three Books on Race: A Review

Review by Ricky Fishman, DC

One of the things coinciding with the COVID pandemic, has been the explosive growth of social justice movements, including “Black Lives Matter.” Perhaps it was the spate of police killings of unarmed Black men and women–combined with the racial inequities in health care…

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Ricky’s Riffs: A blog about health and healing and a world that needs care.

COVID Diaries, Part One, Naming Our World

COVID Diaries, Part One, Naming Our World

COVID intruded into our world last Winter, then raged through the Spring and Summer of 2020. After taking a small break in the Fall, it exploded again–predictably–on the heels of reckless Thanksgiving and Christmas travel.

So here we are, rounding the turn on our first full year of COVID.

The wreckage of the pandemic is all around us: millions out of work, thousands of small businesses shuttered, over four hundred thousand dead…

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Health GroovesA Podcast

On Staying Healthy and Moving Forward During COVID with Rick Snyder, Executive Coach (E37)

On Staying Healthy and Moving Forward During COVID with Rick Snyder, Executive Coach (E37)

Decision making is one of the most challenging aspects of leading, as we never have all the information we need and yet we still need to act. Especially in these unprecedented times of great uncertainty. Our special guest, Rick Snyder, executive coach, and author of “ decisive Intuition,” researches and implements how to incorporate intuition into the decision-making process make better and faster decisions that impact all areas of the business. And this conversation is more timely than ever.

I talk to Rick about how to stay balanced and keep moving forward personally and professionally in this “time of Covid.”

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Events, Activities, Healing

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

The staff at Polaris Insight Center are dedicated to the ethical and compassionate clinical use of ketamine-assisted, and psychedelic-assisted, psychotherapy.  We share a deep interest in, and a broad range of experience working with, the psychotherapeutic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness and are committed to the integration of alternative and traditional methods psychotherapy.

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Events, Activities, Healing

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

The staff at Polaris Insight Center are dedicated to the ethical and compassionate clinical use of ketamine-assisted, and psychedelic-assisted, psychotherapy.  We share a deep interest in, and a broad range of experience working with, the psychotherapeutic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness and are committed to the integration of alternative and traditional methods psychotherapy.

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- March 3, 2021

The second vaxx dose can be rough. Mine was for 24 hours. Chills. Body ache. Fever. Then...perfectly fine. #Pfizer #COVID19 #Vaxxed https://t.co/qKts70IlXI
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- February 26, 2021

Teens are really suffering during Covid. https://t.co/yFHVqfjhZj
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- February 23, 2021

Live theatre and all of its workers. Livelihoods devastated by Covid. Part of the economic and public health devastation. https://t.co/ttZRnl6Qt3
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- February 22, 2021

Women’s health care. One more casualty of Covid. #WomensHealth #COVID19 https://t.co/zU2NLLYSYk
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- February 21, 2021

I guess the annoying steamed glasses were worth it! https://t.co/XcgaQc3elc
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- February 20, 2021

Steamed glasses are a big challenge during Covid. Some suggestions. #EyeGlassFog #FoggingTips https://t.co/GACz1CybHh
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- February 20, 2021

Finally some potential good news. California's positivity rate drops sharply, a promising indicator for reopening https://t.co/pOioN5duSl via @sfchronicle #CaliforniaCovid #NumbersDropping
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- February 20, 2021

We need to care for our seniors. California Aims to Address the ‘Urgent’ Needs of Older Residents. But Will Its Plan Work? https://t.co/ADgwNb1OBe via @KHNews #SeniorsMatter #COVID19
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- February 16, 2021

Breathing is so important for our health. #Breath #BreathHeals https://t.co/kUKWDg97m7
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- February 16, 2021

More alternative facts from the land of red states. https://t.co/VpujXDH14T
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- February 14, 2021

The psychological effects of Covid on our kids cannot be overstated. #Mentalhealth #AdolescentHealth https://t.co/wPD79c12pd
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- February 14, 2021

Nature can heal. If we disconnect from it we miss out on those healing properties. #NatureHeals #PlantsThatHeal https://t.co/HaU3RlTWG0
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- February 14, 2021

The health benefits of chocolate. Not everything that tastes so good is bad for us! #darkchocolate #HealthySweets https://t.co/1uk6dIzATo
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- February 14, 2021

A much deserved tribute to our health care workers. https://t.co/k6HdzWp4U9
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- February 14, 2021

Everyone Around You is Grieving. Go Easy. https://t.co/PFcz0oz8DV via @johnpavlovitz
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- February 9, 2021

This is amazing. The military joining with the people to oppose the military coup in Burma. https://t.co/kKppvCA8lq
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- February 7, 2021

We keep discovering more unknown effects of Covid. #COVIDー19 https://t.co/YjShVWk2EM
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- February 5, 2021

We should not underestimate the importance of sleep. #Sleep #MathewWalker #SleepHygiene https://t.co/ACBVhixeE3
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Ricky FishmanChiropractor, Advocate,Content Curator

Ricky Fishman has been a Doctor of Chiropractic since 1986. As a leader in the field of integral healing, he has brought together and assimilated the work of chiropractors, medical doctors, acupuncturists, nurse practitioners, psychologists, physical therapists and others. Complementing his clinical work, Ricky has taught both graduate and undergraduate coursework in the history and philosophy of science and medicine. In addition to the treatment of back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries, he works as a consultant in the field of health and wellness with companies dedicated to re-visioning health care for the 21st century. “Condition” is the culmination of his many years in health care; of practice, teaching and research. For more information about his work, visit www.rickyfishman.com

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