Victoria Maizes MD- Your Belief System
No two people are exactly alike. How do you prefer to be treated? On a scale that goes from natural and minimally invasive – to very aggressive treatment, where do you place yourself? What are your beliefs about what precipitated an illness? What does your intuition tell you to do to enhance healing? There are situations in medicine where everyone agrees that there is one best approach. More often, in medicine, there are shades of gray where a patient’s beliefs and preferences become incredibly important when making treatment decisions.Victoria Maizes MD- Practicing Gratitude
One simple way to feel happier (and healthier) is to begin a gratitude practice. I like to practice gratitude before I go to bed at night. Turning over the events of the day in my mind, I acknowledge three people or events or things that I am grateful.Victoria Maizes MD- Reduce your Chemical Exposure
There are over 85,000 industrial chemicals on the market today. Only about 200 of them have been tested to be sure that they are safe when it comes to influencing human health. Does that surprise you? It did me! In 1976 Congress passed the Toxic Chemicals Substance Act which most experts agree has no “teeth.” This has left the chemical industry in the US to be mostly self-regulated with regard to human safety.Victoria Maizes MD- Environment
In addition to being mindful about what we put into our bodies, we need to be aware of the potential toxins in the environment in which our bodies reside.Victoria Maizes MD- Menopause
The “change of life” also provides an opportunity to reconsider and discuss your overall health with a focus on prevention. The goals of an integrative medicine consult for menopausal complaints are to provide relief from symptoms as well as to discuss overall health and satisfaction with life.