Compelling statistics document an increasing proportion of Americans visiting alternative health practitioners in addition to seeing their physicians. Studies also show that patients are unlikely to tell their medical doctors about their visits to the chiropractor,...read more
I've been writing a section of Chapter 3 ("Science and Culture Moving Forward") on how scientific research is opening the door to ideas that used to be considered very "woo woo." So this week I've been doing FUN reading in the journal, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. I...read more
I had planned to write a single chapter, "Moving Toward Mindfulness," that would cover three streams: secular approaches, the yoga boom, and growth of American Buddhism. But -- suprise! that's too much to cover in one chapter. So, the current plan is to have a section...read more
"How's the book coming?" I get asked (repeatedly) by family and friends. "Good," I say. "Great, when will we get to read it?" Ah, I'm thinking . . . that's hard to say. I spend more time researching than I do writing, and then when I make sense of the research, I may...read more
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