Alt-Health: Love Is All You Need
February brings us Valentine’s Day, a celebration first linked with love during the Middle Ages. Today, it is a popular boon to florists, greeting card retailers and restaurant owners, but it is not a holiday that many of us would associate with health. Well, think again! As it turns out, love can be as essential to good health […]
The Licensing of Naturopathic Physicians in RI
Rhode Island licenses doctors and dentists, nurses, midwives, athletic trainers and dieticians for the medical community. They also license acupuncturists and their assistants, chiropractors, massage therapists and interpreters for the deaf. They do not license naturopathic physicians. To find out why, I went to the Department of Health, which issues all licensing permits for RI. A supervisor said […]
Ask Dr. Brilliant Cliche and the Granny Doctor: It Just Takes Patience
Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I am so sick of the hypocrisy! Every New Year’s Eve, I listen to people babble incoherently about all the great resolutions they are starting tomorrow. Tomorrow comes and some of them manage to actually make it one day. I’ve seen them go as long as a month. Then — boom! That’s it. […]
Ask Brilliant Cliche and the Granny Doctor: I Can’t Pee In Public!
Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, This is a bit embarrassing, but it’s bothering me and I really want to do something about it. Since as far back as I can remember, I haven’t been able to pee in public restrooms. Men’s bathroom urinals are all lined up next to each other, exposed, and if someone else […]