Monday Night Live! Gordon Medical Group Panel Discussion..
I wish we had a Gordon Medical Group in my neck of the woods. This was a refreshing video on how I believe all medical establishments should operate. It was amazing to hear these dr’s talk about really listening to their patients, how they got their start, how they all work together. I thoroughly enjoyed the video.. I know you will too- but you must sign up for the newsletter or you will miss out! Click on the picture to sign up for the newsletter.
If you’re living with pain, chronic illnesses, conditions that never seem to resolve, or are seeking to optimize your health, it’s time to look at new solutions and wisdom about your body, mind, and spirit. Gordon Medical Associates uses advanced alternatives in integrative medicine, blending traditional and alternative with a holistic approach. They listen deeply, observe, and communicate about your unique challenges.
About Dr Gordon:
What Dr. Eric Gordon emphasizes is listening to his patients. “I believe my patients. Their description of what is going on in their body is the most accurate way we have to assess what is going on with them. I interpret the information they present, and blend it with laboratory results and imaging and other tests to determine a protocol that is customized to their condition.”
Patients with poorly defined chronic illnesses react differently to all types of environmental stressors and medical interventions. While one patient may respond well to a particular protocol, other patients may not respond at all, or even have a negative reaction.
Dr. Gordon knows there is an interwoven complexity to these illnesses. There is a layering of the body’s adaptations to environmental toxins and infections from pathogens that is unique to every person, depending on their genetic susceptibility, organ vulnerability, toxic exposures, medical history and life circumstances. The body’s various biological systems – immune, endocrine, neurological, gastrointestinal and so on – influence each other and are influenced by each other, both in the development and progression of illness, and also its resolution.
When illness has been present for a long time, a patient’s body is almost invariably dominated by the sympathetic nervous system; it is in a state of hyper-vigilance, a constant ‘fight-or-flight’ mode. Dr. Gordon knows to begin with gentle interventions to help the body find a place of rest and safety. These initial steps allow the parasympathetic nervous system to function appropriately, to let the body find its way, and start healing itself.
This necessitates an eclectic approach. Dr. Gordon says, “As the components of a person’s chronic illness reveal themselves, so will treatment direction. Some patients may immediately benefit from intravenous therapies. Others may respond initially to energetic modalities, such as Frequency Specific Microcurrent or Photon Stimulation. Some patients may require antibiotics while, for others, herbal or homeopathic remedies may be more suitable. Everyone has different supplementation requirements, and needs to follow different detoxification strategies.”
In addition to seeing patients in his practice, Dr. Gordon has organized and served as medical advisor and moderator for a series of medical symposia in Northern California. From 2007-2009, these intensive five-day meetings brought together extraordinary faculties consisting of approximately 30 leading international academic medical researchers and cutting-edge clinicians, respectively focusing on CFS, Lyme, autoimmune diseases and autism.
For Dr. Gordon, however, knowledge and understanding does not come primarily from research, but from interaction and direct experience with his patients. He is first and foremost a private practice physician. His deep respect for the biochemical individuality of his patients is at the heart of his approach.
“The point is to carefully listen to each patient and correlate their subjective experience with pertinent objective laboratory tests, to determine unique treatment guidelines that allow the innate wisdom of the body to overcome illness and restore good health.”
A licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Denise Cooluris is a holistic physician who listens carefully and deeply to her patients, combining the diagnostic skills of a primary care physician with treatment philosophies that address the root cause of health issues.
“My confidence in the body’s innate ability to heal itself is the foundation of my approach with every patient. The body communicates its needs through the language of symptoms; the person communicates needs through their story. Therefore, if I were to choose one therapy that works finest above all others, it would be to listen.”
With specialties in integrative family practice, women’s health, alternative cancer support, and botanical medicine, Dr. Cooluris blends cutting-edge medical science with the centuries-old wisdom of successful natural therapies to yield lasting results.
Dr. Cooluris joined Gordon Medical Associates in May 2009, having completed her family practice residency and serving as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, the nation’s leading university of natural medicine. In addition to having practiced integrative medicine in a diversity of settings ranging from hospitals to directing medical relief efforts in Kenya, she has received advanced training with leaders in the field of integrative medicine. Her unique contribution to our medical community is her use of targeted therapies specific to naturopathic medical training, bringing a different approach to integrative medicine.
A valuable addition to our GMA practitioner team, Dr. Denise brings her extensive experience in addressing chronic complex health concerns, and a strength in working with digestive concerns, autoimmunity, allergies, environmental medicine, detoxification, infectious diseases such as acute Lyme exposure and chronic viral infections. She welcomes patients of all ages, knowing that naturopathic and integrative medicine effectively addresses a diversity of acute or chronic health concerns.
Sunjya K. Schweig, MD, is a Bay Area native. He was born and raised in Point Reyes. He attended UC Berkeley for his undergraduate work in medical anthropology and then spent a year in Ecuador working with both western physicians and indigenous healers.
Dr Neil Nathan: A family practice physician and he is also trained in a number of adjuvant modalities, including classical homeopathy, osteopathic manipulation including craniosacral therapy, prolotherapy, hypnosis and Reichian therapy.
Dr. Nathan’s book On Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Fallen Through the Medical Cracks, with a foreword by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, was completed this May, and is expected to be available next year.
I am so excited to share Monday Night Live! with you. One thing I have learned about being on the raw food diet. If you want to succeed then you need to surround yourself with knowledge. You need to empower yourself. Monday Night Live! does just that. Every week at Cafe Gratitude Shea Lynn Baird presents a speaker to empower you, educate you and support you on your journey. Raw food demos, health educators, motivational speakers and more.
So how do you be a part of Monday Night Live? There are 2 ways. You can sign up for their newsletter to get access to the video of the week for free. It is only available for the week so make sure you take the time to watch it because you will not want to miss it.
There is another way to get access to all of the videos. MNL has an all access pass in 3 forms. You can purchase an all access pass to the 2009 videos or just the 2010 or both 2009 and 2010. By purchasing the all access pass you get access to the videos of all the past presenters (if you get the 2010 you get access to the all 2010 presenters past and upcoming). You also get access to down loadable audio version of the presentations so you can download them to your mp3 players to listen at your convenience.
A PARTIAL list of 2009 presenters includes: Matthew and Terces Engelhart, Happy Oasis, Elaina Love, Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie, Laura Fox, Dr.’s Rick and Karin Dina, Lydia Kindheart, Kevin Gianni, Cheri Soria, Dr. Doug Graham, Paul Nison, John Kohler, Melissa Mango, Sacred Steve Adler, Abeba Wright, Don Weaver, Dina Knight, Matt Samuelson, Gabrielle Brick, Matt Monarch, Angela Stokes-Monarch, Bunny Berry & Jah Levi!!!
A PARTIAL list of 2010 presenters includes: Daniel Vitalis, Chaya-Ryvka, Michael Bedar (of “Simply Raw’ the movie), Dina Knight, Frank Giglio, Shiroko Sokitch & Sivan Garr, Abeba Wright, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dan McDonald (the Life ReGenerator!), ‘Sproutman’ Steve Meyerowitz, DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan, Kevin Gianni, Singing Bear, Nomi Shannon, Dr. Will Tuttle, Ronnie & Minh, Bunny Berry, Elaina Love & Matthew & Terces Engelhart!
I am also excited about the 4 ebooks Shea has available:
The Raw Chef Panels 1 & 2: “How the Top Raw Chefs REALLY Eat”contains over 200 pages of information along with the BONUS MATERIAL of 80 ‘Daily Use’ Recipes!
And for even more information on how to succeed as a raw foodist, you can add the 2 bonus books.
The Raw Athlete Panel: “How to Succeed as a Raw Athlete”(includes 45 Tips for Succeeding as a Raw Athlete
The Raw Doctor Panel: “The Raw Food Diet and Your Health” (includes 30 Tips to Stay Healthy on a Raw Food Diet)
I downloaded and printed the “How the Top Raw Chef’s REALLY Eat” and it is proving to be an invaluable read!
So how do you order any of the above??? Click HERE to be redirected to my website to order the All Access passes and the ebooks. The information is really invaluable. I am so very excited about it all! I am of the first belief that if you want to succeed in this lifestyle you must immerse yourself in it. Reading books, watching videos, going to raw food/vegan events, meeting other raw foodists. I know I said that already but it is so vitally important for success. Having access to the Monday Night Live videos is an invaluable tool towards your success.
The next video I plan to watch using my all access pass is Chef Dina Knight’s presentation TOPIC: Releasing Physical and Emotional Weight with a High Green Diet – and Uncovering Our True Selves. This sounds very good, I am trying to incorporate more greens into my diet- through more juicing and green smoothies. You only have access to this video if you purchase the all access pass.
Next Monday the guest speaker will be Dr Will Tuttle.
Dr. Will Tuttle, acclaimed pianist, composer, educator, and author, has lectured and performed widely throughout North America and Europe. His doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, focused on educating intuition in adults, and he has taught college courses in creativity, humanities, mythology, religion, and philosophy. He is a recipient of The Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award and is a Dharma Master in the Zen tradition. Devoted to cultural healing and awakening, he has created 7 much-loved CD albums of original piano music, and also his groundbreaking Amazon #1 best-seller, The World Peace Diet. He is noted for his clear and inspiring presentations that often include original piano music as well as evocative animal paintings by his spouse, Madeleine, a visionary artist from Switzerland.