01
Sep
2015

Tips for Immune Health

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  • cellular medicine . health . immune . stress . zinc .

Since Ultimate Immunity, my new book, is now available to be ordered, I thought that I'd start adding some wisdom about immune health here. I got into learning about immune functions when I was accepted as a post-doctoral fellow in immunology-hematology at UCSF Medical School.  It was my first introduction to human cells - that, of course, changed my life…

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27
Jul
2015

Healing our Genes

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Many years ago when  I used to do cancer research I was surprised when people didn't always fit into their statistical outcomes - some lived way beyond what their biology predicted, others who 'should have lived' based on the biology didn't make it.  I always thought that disease was all about biology and chemistry.  What was the difference?  Can we…

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29
Jun
2013

Tune your heart strings

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In Brian Green's elegant view of the universe, he attempts to explain "the String Theory" of everything.  He believes that the fabric of the universe exists in the form of vibrating strings; that the universe is made of vibrating strings of energy. (more…)

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06
Aug
2012

STrut YOUR STUFF

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Have you ever wondered what you need to do to stretch your limits? TO Expand the possibilities in your life? One thing is certain, we need to shift our mind and attitudes.  Think differently! Remember the early APPLE ads? One way to stretch our mind is to stretch our cells. If we attach ourselves to a point of view and…

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09
Jun
2012

What are You Saving it for?

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My friend Rabbi David White  (co-founder of WineSpirit) in teaching about wine and life has a wonderful question - What are you saving it for? IT could be a bottle of wine you brought back from Italy. A special piece of chocolate. A year old pie in the freezer. The first time I asked that question to myself, it was…

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25
Apr
2012

Heart of Healing

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Wine portrait: Quintessa 2001 (Bordeaux blend - biodynamic). When I was a medical scientist it became clear that getting better from an illness was more than about molecules. A whole body of research evolved showing how important people are to our overall well-being.  Of course, people can be a major source of stress yet they also are a rich source…

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09
Apr
2012

Body Prayers

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Are there times when you feel you're just not 'there?' Like your molecules are all scattered? Well, to me that state is about being 'out of sorts,' or from being in a different environment than I am used to. I live in the country, in an old apple orchard, it's pretty quiet.  When I go into San Francisco, the whole…

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26
Feb
2012

Cellular Buddhism

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  • cells . cytoskeleton . healing . spirituality . tensegrity .

  A strange idea for sure until you learn how cells 'decide' what to do. First of all, a cell EITHER reproduces OR matures.  It can only do one at a time. What influences the cell's choice is the physical tension on the cell and whether it's ATTACHED to a surface.  When I used to grow cells in the lab,…

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28
Jan
2012

The Art of Life

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I've been thinking about work, working for others, leaving a legacy for the future, and balancing work, play and relaxation.  I must admit I'm not so good at balance yet had an interesting mind shift the other day. Sometimes when I 'work for money' there is an underlying resentment that it's taking away from my "real" work and I just…

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19
Jan
2012

The Art in Wine

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This is a portrait of 2001 Viader cabernet sauvignon (Bordeaux blend) at 3 years old. I started my professional life as a serious medical scientist on the faculty of the University of California Medical School. My specialties were biochemistry, hematology (blood) and oncology (cancer).  This meant that I LOOKED at cells with a microscope for their maturity and abilities. [caption…

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