March 25, 2021 By Sabiha Pasha, M.D. What is palliative care? Debunking the “end of life” stigma. Palliative care is a lot of things, but “end of life” care it is not. At its roots, it is care to keep living. Whereas hospice focuses on the last months of someone’s life, palliative care is concurrent with a patient’s illness – ideally, starting at initial diagnosis through … Read More Is Palliative Care Right for You? The Answer May Surprise You.
What the bleep CAN I eat? I get this a lot. In one word the answer is “whole” food. Whole food is a natural substance that has not been processed or refined and is free from additives or other artificial substances. This includes lunch meats my carnivorous friends. There is no such vegetable as canola and high fructose corn syrup does not occur in … Read More What the **** CAN I eat??
The food we eat affects our health and it would not be wrong to say that the majority of our illnesses are the result of what we put into our mouth. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is characterized by a high intake of red meat, processed meats, fried foods, refined grains, high sugar drinks and the ubiquitous high fructose corn syrup. Fast food is … Read More A Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Eating
“Said the web to the spider who thought it was a fly……” In ancient Vedic texts Indra’s net is used to describe our interconnectedness. It has a multifaceted jewel at each vertex and each jewel is reflected in all the other jewels ad infinitum. We are like spiders spinning and creating our lives. Then why do we sometimes feel like the fly trapped in … Read More Anger
It is official. I am in menopause. The time in a woman’s life when we finally figure out who we are. Fearless and unconcerned about the opinion of others, living from our heart and manifesting our true essence. I feel fantastic! It did not happen easily. Last year, for three months straight I was experiencing hot flashes that were waking me up every 2 … Read More How I Tamed the Fire Breathing Dragon
NO BODY IS DOING ANYTHING TO ANYONE “The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself.” —Confucius For weeks I was burning with anger. The scenarios kept playing back in my mind over and over again. In meditation as I tried to let it go, it gripped the back of my neck and gave me a throbbing headache. My stomach hurt and I … Read More On Forgiveness
Dear Nephew, You are searching for yourself. “Who am I?” you ask. What is my purpose in life? Should I go to graduate school? Should I become a firefighter? I commend you. It took me 50 years to figure some of this out so I want to share it with you. We are a composite of three distinct entities and they are … Read More A letter to my nephew
Western medicine, over the course of its development, has not only separated the mind from the body when considering treatment, but has further fragmented the body into organs, with a “specialist” appointed to take care of each. Even as scientific knowledge about how our minds and bodies work — and how these different systems interact — has improved, the overall health of the population has … Read More An Integrative Approach to Care
Our life is what our thoughts make it. — Marcus Aurelius 161-180 AD All day long we think and we change our minds a million times. There is a little voice in our head constantly talking to us, telling us what to do and what to watch out for. It even tells us what we are capable of doing and what we … Read More The Space Between Stimulus and Response
What do you want your health for? To be able to walk without pain. To go on a hike once again. To be able to pursue my career and provide for my son. “It’s bad news. You will need surgery.” It was the summer of 2010. My son and I had galavanted through Europe and we had finally arrived in Karachi to visit my … Read More My Personal Journey