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27
Jul

Feeling Fulfilled Every Day

“The best business advice I ever received was from my grandfather, who told me that his idea of prison was working at a job you didn’t love.” Integrative Origins I’ve always been involved in “wholeness.” Integrative medicine is the formal term used to define this broader way of thinking about health and disease, but taking a holistic approach to health and wellness has been part of me since I was very young. I went to massage school, studied midwifery and was an avid martial artist in the latter part of the 1970s. I then went on to open my first...
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27
Jul

Focusing on What’s Important

“Success to me is being to be able to participate in a therapeutic relationship with individuals and communities in their journey to achieve wellness and beat the odds of the chronic disease epidemic currently facing the globe.”   Integrative Origins In high school, I lived on a farm, raised sheep, cattle, chickens, rabbits and horses, learning how to keep them healthy with good food and living conditions. From those experiences, I had a deep belief that humans could also achieve health using the same principles and set to enter the healthcare field with the belief every person could achieve wellness...
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27
Jul

A Journey to Integrative Health

“My definition of success for my clients is having a business that is as healthy and well balanced as they are, a profitable business that creates financial abundance and allows them to thrive in their personal lives as well as their professional lives.” Integrative Origins I got my start in corporate sales; it seemed that solving problems and relationship-building came naturally. After experiencing my own physical health crisis with no resolution from conventional medicine, I found my way to the vast field of integrative medicine. As I began to work with many gifted healers on my health, I became aware...
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21
Jul

Treat Your Patients Like Gold

“When your patients earnestly feel you have their best interests at heart, they will be your patient forever and will act as a wonderful source of referrals. I can honestly say that I care for and love every patient I see. I’m taking care of them, and they are taking care of me, too.”   Dr. Peter Bongiorno pictured above with his wife, Dr. Pina LoGiudice speaking at the Mount Sinai Medical School. Integrative Origins Growing up in an immigrant Italian family who had given up Old World traditions of healing through herbs and foods for the “better” way offered...
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21
Jul

Daring to be Different

“Dare to be different. Find a path in practice and in life that intrigues and fulfills you. Find meaningful work, because then it’s not work.” Dr. Julie Beck pictured above, solidifying a patient/practitioner agreement with a high five! Integrative Origins I had a pediatrician for a short time when I was little that was one of the original members of Doctors without Borders. He told amazing stories, showed pictures of some of the places he had worked and some of the people he had helped.  I was so enamored with this man; I would feign sickness for the potential opportunity...
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