Articles tagged with: alternative therapies

Medical marijuana activism in NYC

published: May, 26, 2016 Written by // Félix Garmendía Categories // Alternative Therapies, Activism, Gay Men, Mental Health, Health, International , Treatment, Lifestyle, Population Specific , Félix Garmendía

Our NYC guy Felix Garmendia recalls with affection and pride his days with the NYC Buyers' Club

Medical marijuana activism in NYC

"I wouldn’t say the weed made me HIGH, but it did manage to wrap me in an aura of relaxation, comfort and serenity. My mind drifted to a peaceful place, far from the horrors of working in a putrid system that just doesn’t work." I have used the “herb” for decades now. It was introduced to me by my “paraprofessional” (teacher’s helper) when I was a New York City school teacher, working in the Bronx in the early 1990s.  One Friday afternoon Miss Rodriguez saw me resting my head

Sharing responsibility for your treatment: you know it makes sense

published: February, 14, 2013 Categories // General Health, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Dave R writes...many people take their daily HIV and other medications as prescribed plus vitamins and supplements in the belief that they’ve got it all covered. However, how much do we really understand about what goes into our system?

Sharing responsibility for your treatment: you know it makes sense

‘Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.’ Robert Staughton Lynd How much interest do you take in what you’re swallowing every day? Okay, wrong article: stop sniggering at the back of the class! No seriously, do we know exactly what’s in the medications and supplements that we take and do we know what they do to our body and exactly how they affect our health? Of course we don’t and nobody reasonably expects you to. However, we do tend to bury our heads,

Naturopathic Doctors: They're not all the same!

published: January, 26, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Alternative Therapies, Treatment, Guest Authors

My name is Timothy Swift. I am a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Toronto, Ontario. Like most Naturopaths I have more then one college/university degree. I have four!

Naturopathic Doctors: They're not all the same!

I am honored to be asked by Brian Finch to present an article for his website.  In my first posting, I am going to introduce you to Naturopathic Medicine, what becoming a Naturopathic Doctor requires and some of what you can look forward to in reading my column. My name is Timothy Swift.  I am a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Toronto, Ontario.  Like most Naturopaths I have more then one college/university degree.  I have four!  Yes a type A, over achiever.  Gu