Have you ever seen one of those optical illusion paintings? There’s a famous one where some people see an old woman, while others swear it’s a young woman. Or maybe you’ve pondered over an M.C Escher print where the stairs seem to go on infinitely. It’s said that perception is reality. But things aren’t always what they seem to be…or are they?
If you’ve landed on this article, there’s a good chance you may have searched the term “mass formation psychosis.” This term, which is not a scientific term found in research literature, is a term that was used on a Joe Rogan podcast, by medical researcher Robert Malone, M.D.
For patients who have a debilitating medical condition approved under the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program (NJMMP), medical marijuana has been a blessing to help find relief from your symptoms. From the physical and mental anguish of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the distressing symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, and crippling chronic pain, millions of patients have turned to cannabis to combat their symptoms.
COVID continues to be a major source of concern. The acute symptoms of the virus are very frequently minor, if you have a healthy immune system. We are now seeing problems in patients that recovered from COVID in the form of Post Covid Syndrome (PCS). If you have PCS you may end up with all sorts of chronic inflammatory symptoms that can effect a multitude of systems in your body.
It is said that back in the day, the pleats in a chef’s hat were said to represent the number of ways that the chef wearing it could cook an egg. 100 pleats is the ultimate goal and badge of honor to denote the expertise and rank of the chef. Eggs are such a healthy and versatile food and my go to meal whenever time is short or haven’t planned a meal to cook ahead of time.
I’ve been practicing medicine for 30 years and have interacted with many chronically ill patients. I myself was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease which opened my eyes early in life to investigate methodologies to support my own health.
This time last year, we began hearing about a pneumonia like illness infecting people in China. By February 2020, the U.S reported its first death. In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. All around the world, people wore masks, social distanced and as of Jan 6, 2021 via The Coronavirus Tracking Project 260,126,223 coronavirus tests have been performed in the United States alone. Today, millions of people worldwide are currently debating whether you should be taking any of the emergency-use approved vaccines. The best advice I can offer is to do your research and make an educated decision on whether you and your family should vaccinate.
Recently I had a visit with a longtime patient. She went through the wringer, having had a breast cancer scare. While she was recalling the ordeal she went through, one thing really stood out to me: every provider (she had seen multiple doctors, technicians, and specialists) started each conversation with, “Does breast cancer run in your family?”
This year, many parents are extremely anxious and concerned for the well being of their children and keeping them safe from contracting and spreading Covid-19. In an effort to help ease some anxiety and help prepare parents to send their children off to school, we will discuss the facts of Covid-19 in kids.
Before meeting Dr. Rothman, I was under the notion that I was living a holistic lifestyle. I liked to exercise a few times a week, wasn’t taking any medication - not even Tylenol for a headache, and ate well. I always purchased organic; everything from produce, meats, to ice cream!