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.
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Here is some more info on the Gordon Medical Group– from Monday Night Live’s Website:
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
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.”
For more Information or to contact Dr. Eric Gordon
please see his website: www.gordonmedical.com
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Dr Denise Cooluris:
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
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.
For more Information or to contact Dr. Denise Cooluris
please see: www.gordonmedical.com
There were 3 more speakers on the panel-
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
For more information, or to contact Sunjya Schweig please see
his websites at: www.gordonmedical.com and www.drschweig.com
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.
For more information, or to contact Neil Nathan please see
his websites at: www.gordonmedical.com and www.neilnathanmd.com.
And Certified Nurse Practitioner Jane Kennedy
For more Information or to contact Jane Kennedy
please see: www.gordonmedical.com
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.
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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
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His doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley,
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Ronnie and Minh of UBRAW will be speaking on 8/23!!!! Can’t wait for their presentation!