Educating the Client:
An Interview with Barry Taylor, N.D. Russ Mason, M.S.
Barry Taylor, N.D., has created a comprehensive six-point model for patient evaluation. By instructing the patient about the various components of this model, Dr. Taylor has re-framed the conventional doctor/patient relationship; an educated patient is better able to integrate his or her body, emotions, mental state, sense of spiritual connectedness and know how to listen to these distinctions to facilitate and encourage healing. This is significantly different from many practitioners who sometimes regard the patient as an object of treatment or therapy. Working with Dr. Taylor, the patient arrives at a deeper understanding of his/her overall condition and the steps necessary to create and maintain vibrant health. In our interview, he referred to those with whom he worked as clients, not patients, a distinction that he has defined in a chapter of The Business of Medicine edited by J.K. Silver. Dr. Taylor is co-founder of the New England Family Health Center in Weston, Massachusetts. He conducts workshops in nutrition, herbology, homeopathy, Bach flowers, stress reduction and attitudinal healing. In addition he offers a Love Your Body Program, a 21-day self-empowerment seminar that focuses on cleansing, detoxifying and healing.
Love your Disease
In 1491 if you were to stand on a beach watching a loved one sail away out onto the ocean you might notice some changes in your physiology as the boat disappeared over the horizon. Your heart rate might increase, your palms might sweat, you might notice some contracting muscles in your body. Our internal conversations (self-talk) and beliefs have profound effects on our body. Our beliefs that there was an edge to the earth automatically, involuntarily affected our body at that time. Even years later with consciously changed belief patterns our unconscious response to a similar scenario might produce the same physiological pattern. As conditioned patterns may still remain.
What you want to know about FISH: Farm Raised or Wild Caught
I want to share important health information about FISH with you. Something is FISHY about some FISH! Why know what's in fish and what fish to buy or eat on a regular basis?
- Wild caught fish eat other fish in oceans or fresh water, so they tend to be stronger tasting.
- All TUNA and SWORDFISH are high in MERCURY ( robs the body of VITAMIN C and interferes with optimal immune, nervous system, and brain functioning); depending on your body's MERCURY levels, these fish either should be avoided completely or eaten minimally.
- All FARM RAISED Fish are not the same
- Most FARM RAISED fish are fed antibiotics
• Antibiotics in our food
• compromise our ability to absorb nutrients from our large intestines
• can cause Candida and other bowel and digestive imbalances
• interfere and disrupt female hormones as women get olde
• challenge our immune responses increasing allergies and decrease our
• resistance to infections ie slower healing time by causing antibiotic resistance
• directly interfere and neutralize certain biochemical pathways that weaken the body and decrease energy