Category: General

I practice what I call Good Medicine, combining the best of modern contemporary medicine with the best of alternative and complementary medicines. It blends the knowledge we’ve gained from science with wisdom of ancient healing traditions. I use and recommend conventional medicine (drugs and surgery) when appropriate, but I also embrace complementary approaches, e.g. Chinese medicine, Nutritional medicine, Herbal medicine, bodywork, yoga and meditation, etc. I may use different therapeutic techniques, but I always take into account the patient’s belief systems, attitudes, feelings, social relationships, environment, patterns of eating, working, resting, sleeping and exercising and never lose sight of the body’s ability to heal itself

I believe many complex factors interact to cause disease and my method of both looking for the cause and of treatment is therefore a multi-factorial one, never losing sight of the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

And finally, instead of suppressing symptoms with drugs, which is often like putting on a band aid masking the problem, I look for the underlying imbalances causing these symptoms or I try to uncover the root causes of the dysfunctions.

In this section, you will find blogs on different medical systems and the way view health and disease.

10 Ways to Stay Young, Slim and Happy This Summer

As you continue to enjoy the warm summer days, we want to make sure you are supporting your healthiest and happiest self! Pulling from Dr. Lipman’s most recent book, 10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat…and How You Can Stay Young, Slim and Happy, we created 10 tips you can use to be well all summer long!

Over-Medicated Me

Whenever I tell people I used to be on eight different types of medication, they immediately look shocked. I think it comes from the fact that I’m 5 feet tall and petite. From the outside, I don’t look like I’d be a candidate for that many meds.

How Acupuncture Works

Have you ever wanted to try acupuncture but weren’t sure how it worked? Acupuncture is a type of Eastern holistic medicine that was developed over 2,000 years ago. It uses a unique system to diagnose any imbalance the body may have and uses specific points on the body in order to restore and regain balance. By using this method of therapeutic intervention, acupuncture allows us to treat a wide variety of illnesses.

Your World, Your Microbiome

Buzz around the microbiome is growing louder.

You may have read in the news: Our bodies are home to a vast community of microbes, forming “the human microbiome.” Research at this point is centered largely around the gut microbiome, and studies have been done on such diverse topics as obesity and the gut microbiome, fecal transplants to combat c. diff infections, and which bacteria can be returned to the gut via various foods and probiotics.

Is a “Clean” Bar of Soap Too Much to Ask?

As United States citizens, we are considered innocent until proven guilty. This is a comfort we are guaranteed, and as a country we value our rights. Is this right something that should be given across the board—not just for citizens, but for industries as well? When it comes to consumer goods and ingredients, should suppliers enjoy the same luxury? Currently, suppliers and manufacturers of cosmetic ingredients in the U.S. do; this is in contrast with other countries that have more stringent premarket regulations. Since these manufacturers of ingredients and products do not have to prove their safety, the burden falls on consumers to determine toxic from safe, right from wrong, good from bad. Without sufficient information and education, we have to be our own advocates for our health and well-being.

5 Reasons You Need to Eat More Olives

When I was a kid, olives were one of those foods I just didn’t quite get. They were salty and had a pit in the middle—a bit of a nonstarter for a kid in the market for sweeter treats. Fast-forward a few decades (OK, more than a few), and now my eyes light up at the sight of olives. Why? Because they’re a wonderfully tasty snack and/or mealtime ingredient that’s also a good-for-you indulgence.

The Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman and Hyatt Collaboration:
Recap of the Chef Workshop in New York City

Last month, it was announced that Be Well would be joining forces with Hyatt Hotels to bring healthy hospitality to a new level, bringing overall health and wellness to guests in a variety of ways. To kick off the collaboration, Hyatt and Be Well brought together Hyatt chefs and the Be Well team to create more options in Hyatt’s food and beverage experiences that deliver on this mission.

Forever Fit

Getting older doesn’t have to mean retiring from your favorite activities and sports.
Here’s your guide for staying fit for life.

I’m 70. There, I said it.

None of my previous milestone birthdays — not 40, 50, or even 60 — got my attention. But 70 did