Me and My Microbiome

As modern technological innovations are the direct outcome of scientific research, scientists can no longer afford to stand aloof from social problems….The scientist has convinced society that his efforts deserve to be generously supported because he has become one of its most effective servants. As a penalty for his dependence on public support and for […]

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The Alameda County Safe Drug Disposal Assessment

Through his work with Teleosis Institute, Dr. kreisberg helped launch the Alameda County Medication Disposal Initiative, in partnership with Supervisor Nate Miley and the Alameda County Senior Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Workgroup. This initiative aimed to develop safe, convenient and environmentally responsible medicine disposal sites throughout Alameda County. In August, Dr. Kreisberg completed an […]

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12 Practices of Optimal Healing: Meditation

We seem to be emotionally reactive around things like anger, shame, jealousy and envy- it’s like they happen to us.  The truth is we choose these reactions, and with practice and insight we can make entirely different choices when circumstances arise. – Junpo Roshi I just sat through a few days of acute illness. Call […]

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Coaching Corner: Integrative Medicine or Integral Health Coaching?

Integrative medicine or Integral health coaching–is there a difference? Indeed, there is. For many people, medicine is essential for healing.  Chronic and acute conditions require the breath of an conventional and integrative medical approaches.  In my practice, this includes nutritional medicine, homeopathy, chiropractic and craniosacral therapy.  These practices all seek to restore the body’s pathological limitations. […]

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12 Practices of Optimal Healing: Forgiveness

“Life is an adventure in forgiveness.” – Norman Cousins  Anyone need forgiveness? I do. Over the course of my life, I’m sure I’ve done things to others that have been hurtful, and I’d like to ask for forgiveness. How about you? How about forgiving others for the wrongs I feel they have done to me. […]

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Coaching Corner: The Healing Topic

An essential feature that differentiates coaching from medicine is the identification and clarification of a coaching topic.  In Integral Health Coaching, I call this the healing topic.  Whether a patient or client comes in for coaching or for medicine, I always take the time to find and clarify a healing topic. How do we arrive […]

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12 Practices of Optimal Healing: Relaxation

When you think of relaxation, does lying around a beach in the sun, come to mind? Or sitting on the couch, or under a tree, or perhaps listening to music, or watching a good movie? Indeed there are many wonderful ways of relaxing. How about we call the focus I’m describing here, therapeutic relaxation.  Adding the adjective […]

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Poison Oak: Protecting Boundaries, Making Contact!

As the days grow warmer, many of us want to get out for hiking through local wild lands. For some, this seemingly spacious activity is mixed with anxiety and trepidation–there is poison oak in bloom all over California. In other parts of the United States, poison Ivy is rapidly growing new shoots with reddish green leafy […]

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