Welcome to this blog!
I am very glad you found your way here and I hope you will become a partner with me through this blog. I promise to share insights from over twenty years of medical practice as well as some tips and strategies to promote better health that may be difficult or impossible to find anywhere else. You can greatly assist me with these goals by providing candid comments whenever you feel moved to do so, and by sharing with others what you might find here that you believe to be of unique value.
I intend this site to infused with an attitude of tolerance. I do not speak Greek, but I gather from some Greek speaking experts that a good word to use here may be the Greek word “agape.” There seems to be no word in English that matches it very well. It implies a spirit of welcoming everyone no matter who they are and what their background. It also implies the habit of seeing the actions of everyone else in the most positive light possible. It is accepting, supportive and wishes all the best for everyone at all times.
I also intend this site to be comfortable for anyone who wants to visit here. Whatever your religion or spiritual tradition or even if you don’t believe that anything spiritual actually exists, there will be items, ideas and information found here that may be quite useful in your life. I have no interest in changing anyone’s beliefs by this site, nor do I think it would be proper to try to do so. Obviously, people’s beliefs do sometimes change as new experience and new information is received, but I think it is a mistaken motivation to provide information just for this purpose.
Within the spirit of this intent, not everything on this site will be appropriate for every reader. I will do my best to help guide you as to what may interest you and alert you to discussions that may conflict with your beliefs. I will categorize each blog article by its general topic. I am pretty certain that only topics that involve spiritual ideas may be potential problems. Accordingly, I will place all such topics under the category of “Spirituality and Metaphysics.” This category may discuss or assume a belief in God and may even be assuming a belief that intelligent, non-physical beings may be able to communicate with us through the ability of certain individuals to channel their ideas to us. If you find these ideas to be a potential problem in any way, you might best first look at the category of the article and avoid the ones under “Spirituality and Metaphysics.”
I also feel the responsibility to protect my readers from being offended by certain comments. I do not think tolerance means allowing someone to injure someone else or abuse the intent of the site. I doubt it will happen, but if anyone puts a comment on that is illegal, slanderous or overtly disrespectful of another person or tradition or religion, I will delete it immediately to minimize its exposure to others. Anything questionable I will just attach a respectful comment raising my concerns.
Please note another very important item. While I am a well trained and very experienced physician, no recommendations I can give in this format can ever substitute for the hands on care of your personal physician who knows you and your medical history and can examine your physical condition. I would always counsel you to never ignore your personal physician’s advice in favor of what you find on this site or any other location without discussing it with him/her. Sometimes sharing this site link or copying an article for your physician may be your best course of action. If you think you may have a serious illness, always seek the assistance of appropriate medical professionals, first.
A word of orientation may help you in navigating this site also. The menu at the top of the blog, where you found this page, will organize the various articles by category. Just click on the category that interests you and the center column of the blog page will show the headings and first sentences of the articles that are most pertinent.
Contact Link: If, for some reason, you wish to directly and privately contact me about this site, here is my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright info: The articles and eBooks are intended by me to be shared widely with others. However, I do not intend my writings to be used by others for commercial purposes unless approved by me in writing. If, for any item, my intent is different than this, I will place a notice to that effect in the beginning of the item.
I hope you enjoy your time here and find it useful. Thank you for taking your time to consider what I have to say.