Since 2006, I have been healing from prostate cancer without surgery, radiation or hormone therapy. Bartlett’s Integrated Medical Journal was born out of my desire to share what this experience has taught me about health and healing. The idea for this project came out of a series of conversations with my friend Anthony Guilbert during the winter of 2010. These conversations clarified my resolve about providing people with the hope for a healthier tomorrow and some ideas about how to get to there.
My biggest obstacle: I’m not a doctor. Other than a couple of stints as a pharmacy tech and physical therapy assistant after college, I’ve never spent much time in the healthcare field. I’m a writer, journalist, and community college professor with a bachelor’s degree in aquatic biology and a master’s degree in literature—not exactly compelling credentials when it comes to the person you turn to for information about your health care choices.
My solution: I began the process of recruiting exceptional healers from a variety of traditions—everyone from surgeons to body workers, yoga instructors to nutritionists. My goal was to create a community of contributors who could provide authoritative information about health and healing in a Web-friendly format. From the beginning, the driving force behind Bartlett’s Integrated Health Journal has been a fervent desire to give back and be of service to countless people I’ll never have the opportunity to meet.
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