Author: Neil Nathan MD

On Language and Healing

Ah, human perception. So varied, so quirky. Ya gotta love it. Our psyche is a somewhat fragile construction. We are shaped, uniquely and individually by our experiences. However, we have an unfortunate tendency to focus on, and to recall, our

My Comments on Healing

Many of my patients are unusually ill and their health is significantly compromised. Most have seen many other practitioners, both conventional and alternative, and they are not satisfied with the progress of their healing. How can I be so presumptuous

Honoring the Individual

When new patients make their appointments, they usually have many questions about how long they should plan to stay with us at GMA. Understandably, they get frustrated when we cannot answer those questions with any kind of specificity. Here’s the

A Weekend with Steven Buhner

I had the opportunity to attend one of Stephen Buhner’s presentations . Having studied his books and used his supplements for over a decade, I was expecting a fact-laden, didactic power point presentation covering the material in his latest books.

On Hand-Holding as a Lifeline

  When you work with patients who are as compromised as some of mine, it is impossible not to reflect on their progress on a regular basis. The individuals who are doing well require little additional thought; but those who

Fast Diet

An Intriguing New Way to Reboot Your Metabolism I had just been studying Dr. Robert Naviaux’s information on summer metabolism and winter metabolism and was fascinated by the possibility that seasonal fasting might be a viable way to improve metabolism—-meaning,


I was quite upset last week to have forwarded to me by several patients and colleagues a blog written by Dr. Shoemaker on his Surviving Mold website called “Dr. Joseph Brewer: Nasal Fungi, Anti-Fungals and Junk Science.” This unprofessional diatribe