March 6, 2014
In Mexico each year I reconnect with a great Yoga teacher and friend, Maria. This year I got advice from her about a good doctor, a homeopath. He does not speak English but often finds someone who does who can translate. At one visit I brought my friend Bella to translate. I had several issues that he addressed including asthma and a painful knee that I had had diagnosed in NYC. A fancy MD who would not take Medicare charged me $400 + consultation plus Medicare was charged $709.00 for X-rays. And he would not treat me with (PLP,Platelet Rich Plasma), said my knees were too far gone. No cartilage left in the joint to inject glucosamine and platelets. In Mexico, (Ixtapan de la sal) Dr. Linares offered me the treatment. He took my blood and centrifuged it and added glucosamine and injected into both knees. I really feared the treatment would hurt and give me problems walking. Neither of these events happened. I walked out of his office without pain or disability. I had a second treatment before I left Mexico. And I plan to go back in the Spring for another treatment or two. He also gave me homeopathic drops for my asthma which helped me breathe.The cost was approximately
$ 50.00 for the PLP in Mexico.
Thanks to Maria and Dr. Linares.
February 3, 2014
I saw Dallans Buyers Club this outstanding movie last night. Matthew McConaughey was great as an activist for people with early in the epidemic AIDES. He deserves an Academy award for his performance.
The movie points out the harmful impact of practices by thedoctors and the pharmaceutical industry.
The most disturbing aspect of the evening were the empty streets around the Kew Gardens Cinema void of cars, cars buses and people Due to the Super Bpw;e.
February 1, 2014
One of the most difficult things to do, but is essential to our well being, is to be able to forgive those who have hurt us and to forgive ourselves for our shortcomings and the hurt we have caused others.
Jack Kornfield has written a great deal on this subject including his own and his family’s horrendous experience with an extremely abusive father. It took him many years of meditation, therapy and forgiveness practices to be able to be with his father when he was near death and ultimately forgive him.
Kornfield quotes a dialogue between 2 former prisoners of war:
“Have you forgiven your captors yet?’
“Well, then they still have you in prison don’t they?”
Kornfield adds: We begin the work of forgiveness primarily for ourselves. It is painful to hate. In forgiveness we let go and find relief in our hearts.
January 23, 2014
Unshovelled too…I hope someone can come help release you from your snowy palace…! Stay warm.