Selflessness

I could write to you today about COVID and the Delta variant. I could write about how despite the flurry of research surrounding the variants “there is so much we don’t know about these variants on every level. We are so in the dark.” (Nevan Krogan, a molecular biologist at the University of California, San Francisco.) I… Read on…

Three initial points about Whole Health

Under last night’s full moon I took a few moments to ponder wholeness in medicine, our goal at Berkshire Whole Health.  When I think about what whole health is, I come to three initial points: 1. Everything belongs! It all fits. Our successes and our traumas are equally relevant. Both our talents and our disabilities are important.  We are all of… Read on…

Harmony of the Summer Solstice

Greetings, Northern Hemisphere Earthings! 90% of us! We are climbing to the peak of the year, the Sun’s high hour, the time where the light is at its fullest. Dr Karl Konig wrote the following about this time of year [the summer solstice (6/22), St Johns Tide (6/25)]: “The Sun is ascending far into summer heights. Light… Read on…

Know yourself

A special greeting to all the Graduates (current and past)! Can’t you remember when they were just babies?! Off into the world you go. Let’s get busy making the future.  This week’s bulletin offers a roadmap for all of us graduates to be part of a healthier earth by following one rule: Know yourself. It’ll be a guide in sorting all… Read on…

COVID-19 Legacy: Don’t Kill the Underdog!

Brief COVID UPDATE Cases are are at all time lows. There have been basically no cases in the county by my reading of the state’s website. Even if that is lagging, there are minimal. Nationally we are reporting the lowest case totals (16,000 daily positives) since March 2020…when we had an infant testing program. In other words,… Read on…

Pessimism and Optimism

Hey, guess what? It’s Good news Friday. Some Good News to start out your day in addition to all the nice-ness of Spring: A paper this week in the journal Nature found Immune cells active against COVID remain detectable at least 11 months after infection, and counting. Couple that with research from Columbia University which has constructed models showing exactly what we have known all along: actual cases likely have been 10… Read on…

You missed your physical last year

Don’t freak out! You had a good excuse. And we can get caught up! COVID trends are encouraging: only 40 cases all week in the county! less than 300 new cases daily average in the whole state! less than 30,000 new cases daily (7 day average) on the national level! predictions are for persistence in these trends So the doctor’s… Read on…

Times are a-changing!

Tired?… Not getting any younger, that’s for sure. No vacation in a long time?… Nowhere to go anyway. But times are a-changing! As the conversation is starting to include the Pandemic’s end, I would like to give you an update on how we are re-emerging. The key words are growth and reorganization. Most of you know that Jessica, our trusty, reliable and caring NP… Read on…

Age of Chronic illnesses

Technological advances may be the signature of our times… …but we are also living in an Age of Chronic illnesses. Did you know nearly half of millennials (generation born between 1981 and 1988) have at least one chronic condition? It’s always been so hard to understand the youth. Sometimes there is just no easy fix… Read on…

PANDEMIC

“What’s the good word, Doc?” It’s still “PANDEMIC” – Greek Origin PAN = All. DEMOS = People Trends remain encouraging in the US and locally where the case count over the last seven days was down 15% (in Berkshire county) for a total of around 130 new cases. Massachusetts had the lowest 7 day average… Read on…