Personal Stories

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Personal Stories...
Just finished the 2021 Half Marathon – here’s my takeaway message

Just finished the 2021 Half Marathon – here’s my takeaway message

My lesson from running the Princeton Half Marathon? You've got to fight....for your right....to party!
When all else fails there’s always Walt Whitman

When all else fails there’s always Walt Whitman

Inspiring poetry of Walt Whitman
Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Touch has a broad spectrum of healing benefits; oftentimes lighter massage techniques trigger these beneficial effects more effectively than deeper methods.
Results of my testosterone boosting supplement program

Results of my testosterone boosting supplement program

Though I raised my testosterone with a nutritional supplement program, it had little effect on my blood pressure, so I needed some fresh ideas.
Boost testosterone naturally

Boost testosterone naturally

The vitamins and herbs that helped boost testosterone by enhancing its precursors.
Blood pressure and low testosterone

Blood pressure and low testosterone

In my quest to improve my health, I focused on my low testosterone and its relationship to high blood pressure.
My blood pressure quest. Chapter 4: results of my detox program

My blood pressure quest. Chapter 4: results of my detox program

The results of my mercury detox were disappointing, so I had to decide what to do next.
Chapter 2: My blood pressure quest. Heavy metal testing

Chapter 2: My blood pressure quest. Heavy metal testing

Determined as I was to delve into the causes of my high blood pressure, one of the first areas I explored was the ...
Do you like my diploma?

Do you like my diploma?

It shows that I’ve completed my training with Functional Medicine University and now I’m a Certified Functional ...
Guest article: Fear dreads resilience

Guest article: Fear dreads resilience

For today's guest article, I thank Cameron Stout, who writes Light At Sea - Self Care in the time of corona and ...
Running efficiency at any speed

Running efficiency at any speed

When I was training for the half-marathon, I wasn't too concerned about my speed. I just wanted to finish. And not ...
Training for a half marathon. Chapter 6: I nearly passed out

Training for a half marathon. Chapter 6: I nearly passed out

I must have looked wasted. My wife was quite worried. She was ready to meet a friend for lunch but wouldn’t leave ...
Regaining health – one man’s story

Regaining health – one man’s story

Personal story of one man's recovery from poor health.
I’m running a half marathon. Chapter 5: I can talk myself out of anything

I’m running a half marathon. Chapter 5: I can talk myself out of anything

Despite a temporary issue with right trochanter pain, my training was going well. So I set off one morning to ...
I’m running a half marathon. Chapter 4: My hip rehab program

I’m running a half marathon. Chapter 4: My hip rehab program

After a few training runs I began experiencing some hip pain (trochanteric regional pain syndrome -- here's a link ...

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