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Gary Foresman

Gary E. Foresman, MD is Board Certified and Fellowship Trained in Internal Medicine, Functional, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, and a Fellow in Integrative Cancer Therapies. He is President of Middle Path Medicine. in Arroyo Grande.

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How we can thrive

By GARY FORESMAN, MD. Why don’t we live life fully? Why don’t we live integratively rather than so dis-integratively? When most everyone knows how to exercise, eat well, and manage stress, why don’t they? Why do we so easily fall back into “bad” habits and into cycles of guilt, worry, and addiction? Why are we […]... (Continue Reading)

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What is Integrative Medicine?

By GARY FORESMAN, MD Several decades ago, while dealing with the forces in the world that control the rudder of this ship we call the American medical system, Andrew Weil MD was developing a program at the University of Arizona that blended different medical systems. Everyone insisted on the pejorative terms “complementary” and “alternative” medicine, […]... (Continue Reading)

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Marketing of Fear and Disease in America

OPINION By GARY E. FORESMAN, MD Recently the media has continued its intentional misinformation campaign intended to create fear in the public and create the illusion of controversy, this time targeting fish oil supplements. The purpose of this campaign is to convince the public that supplements are to be feared and drive the unsuspecting to […]... (Continue Reading)

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Breath-awareness meditation

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part five in a five-part in a five-part series on stress management.) This article is intentionally kept brief, clean and without metaphors or discussions on why we meditate. I am just giving you guidance on one validated method of practice. Place: One can meditate anywhere. Having […]... (Continue Reading)

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What is meditation?

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part four in a five-part in a five-part series on stress management.) Meditation is not stress reduction. Nor is it prayer, or thought control, or “having no thoughts”, or any myriad of concepts you may have happened upon. The only way one can truly teach the […]... (Continue Reading)

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The path to freedom

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part three in a five-part in a five-part series on stress management.) We have now defined “stress” and “stress management” in ways that provide meaning for the remainder of our series. We will conclude with novel approaches to the development of a stress reduction program that […]... (Continue Reading)

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What is stress reduction?

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part two in a five-part series on stress management.) In Part I of the series I gave a very physiologic perspective to the definition of stress. Of course, everyone’s own subjective definition of stress may be more important than my description. Because each individual’s experience of […]... (Continue Reading)

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What is stress after all?

By GARY E FORESMAN MD (Editor’s note: This is part one in a five-part in a five-part series on stress management.) This educational series is my attempt to clarify some salient issues involved with defining, understanding, and treating what is commonly known as “stress.” I am in a unique position as a physician and meditation […]... (Continue Reading)

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Myers’ Cocktail

By GARY FORESMAN As each day goes by, we hear about the epidemics of illnesses not adequately treated by Western medi¬cine. Whether drug-resistant infections or chronic illnesses that drugs may mask the symptoms of but can never actually treat, people search for treatments that can support their body in healing itself. One method of supporting […]... (Continue Reading)

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Re-thinking ginkgo

By GARY FORESMAN Much confusion exists regarding the efficacy, or lack thereof, of ginkgo for the enhancement of memory. Recently a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial assessed the utility of a standardized ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) in the treatment of Alzheimer’s dementia and vascular dementia. A daily dosage of 240 mg GBE standardized to 24 […]... (Continue Reading)

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