Category Archives: Healing Journeys

Dr. Pedre’s Holiday Wellness Gift Basket

As the holidays approach, and you’re thinking of gifts to get your loved ones and friends, I have put together a wellness gift basket full of ideas to help keep you healthy and well during the coming year.  Holiday pampering … Continue reading

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Occupy Sandy Relief & Volunteering — It’s Good for Your Health and for the Community

Recently, I joined a group of volunteers helping in relief efforts post-superstorm Sandy, in one of the markedly affected areas of the Rockaways in Queens, NY.  We spent the day helping distribute food and medical care to those still without … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11: My Personal Account

Ten years ago, I was in my residency training at Mt. Sinai Hospital here in New York City.  September 11, 2001 started as a routine as any day could.  I remember what a gorgeous sunny blue-sky day it was — … Continue reading

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Day 5 of 21-Day Meditation Challenge

I started the Chopra Center Meditation Challenge five days ago on Monday.  Some days I’ve done the meditation once, but other days, I’ve actually done the meditation twice, or repeated a meditation from the previous day.  Life had gotten really … Continue reading

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Food as Medicine Conference 2010

Stuck in a holding pattern, due to inclement weather flying back from Washington D.C. to New York LGA, I have an opportunity to reflect on this weekend’s conference.  Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”  … Continue reading

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Calculating Your Target Heart Rate for Fat-Burning

If you could only find that sweet spot in your cardio workouts, you could burn off that extra tire of weight around your waist.  Well, calculating your target heart rate is a simple equation for which you’ll need your 1) … Continue reading

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