A Good Dinner

By |2021-04-07T08:33:54-04:00August 17th, 2010|Dr. Sharp's PlumLine Articles, Nutrition|

A few weeks ago, friends invited Kathleen and me to dinner. They live out in the country and have a neighbor who has a small farm, grows vegetables, and sells them to lucky people who live nearby. We were served cooked spinach that night that tasted like something new to me. It was deep green, velvety, rich and satisfying in a way that surprised me, especially in comparison to some I had a few nights earlier at one of my favorite restaurants.

I remember beginning to get a new kind of tomato in the grocery store 30 years ago. This was […]

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Whole Medicine

By |2021-04-07T08:28:08-04:00June 3rd, 2010|Functional Medicine|

We named our blog Whole Medicine because we think the name conveys a sense of the process we intend for our practice.

I began my journey into Whole Medicine after many years as a pediatrician, when I developed ‘prescription fatigue.’   I became a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and was fascinated and intrigued by the beautiful way it incorporates the belief that everything is connected.   This concept helped me pinpoint my frustration with conventional medical practice– the pattern of subdividing the body and treating each condition as if it were unrelated to any other.   In my experience this is not […]

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