I Finally Found The Answer

By Dr. Gene Clerkin Sometimes my knees would swell to the size of a football. Sometimes it was a wrist and other times a foot or ankle. I was never sure where or when the swelling and intense pain would strike next. I was, however, certain of one thing; with each passing year, and lately…

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The Natural Way to Look and Feel Younger

By Dr. Gene Clerkin My wardrobe was in dire need of revamping, Gretchen said. And Gretchen should know. Gretchen, keen student of such male fashion foibles as threadbare clothes, offered to be my personal shopper for a day. Admittedly, I needed help, and took the opportunity to have a semi-professional guide me through the fashion jungle. Some three…

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Awareness & Action

Dr. Gene Clerkin For quite some time, I had the idea of forming of Conscious Living Group although, admittedly, I wasn’t exactly sure what that would look like. Delaying no longer, I put my foot down, set the date and decided we’d… uh, figure it out at the meeting. There, one of my own suggestions…

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The Vitamin Scam?

By Dr. Gene Clerkin In April of 2010, Reader’s Digest published an article titled “5 Vitamin Truths and Lies.” The article cited several research studies finding the use of vitamin supplements ineffective in improving health. So, what do you think? Were they right? Many people have experienced feeling better through vitamin use. The truth is…

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Center For Holisitic Health

A couple of weeks ago a client, who is also a bee keeper, brought me a jar of honey. Knowing that I’d be abstaining from sugar for a while, I asked weather it would spoil if left too long. She told me that, using their wings, the bees dry the honey to the precise level…

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Wellness is a Habit

Statistics show somewhere between eighty five and ninety percent of all disease is lifestyle related. Lifestyle is simply an accumulation of habitual behaviors. Those behaviors can come in the form of the food we eat, what, if any, type of exercise we participate in, our mental emotional patterns, the way we behave in relationship and…

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Make Consciousness, Not War

It has been said that one cannot fix a problem with the same level of consciousness that created it in the first place. When I read a book or see a movie or observe life around me, I notice how that observation or event relates to the wellness paradigm. While reading Ekhart Tolle’s book, “A…

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Alternative Medicine Isn’t Always Holistic

Many people contact the Center for Holistic Health looking for an alternative approach to addressing their health problems. This is usually after the conventional approach they tried hasn’t worked. Many times they’re not even really sure what holistic means. I recently gave a consultation that exemplifies this point perfectly. A woman came into the office…

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Wisdom Vs Intellect

A couple of months ago, I conducted a workshop for a group of senior citizens. Like most of the workshops I offer, it was based upon concepts of healing and wellness and how they relate and can be applied to everyday life. Since this particular group was associated with a local church, the topic was…

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