Aviva Romm is a midwife, herbalist, ecologist, mother, writer, and Yale-trained MD. She is the author of seven books. Her latest, this amazing book, The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution, was the #1 bestselling thyroid and immune health book.
A marriage of conventional Western medicine with other healing modalities, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), integrative medicine (IM) neither rejects conventional medicine nor uncritically embraces alternative therapies.
We need to reduce our emphasis on disease management and emphasize health promotion instead. How much more desirable—and less expensive—it would be to prevent diabetes and heart disease, rather than to have to treat those diseases and their myriad complications.—Andrew Weil
On a blustery Friday night in 2009, I received a call from my doctor’s office at 10 o’clock. The on-call physician beseeched me to go to emergency room, but informed me that I could not drive myself: I either had to take a cab or have a loved one take me.