Dr. Beerman founded the Alpharetta Wellness Clinic in 2009 in collaboration with Dr. Ben Johnson, MD, DO, NMD. After over 20 years of experience caring for patients with acute illness, it became her passion to help prevent disease. She also sees patients with acute and chronic illnesses, hormone imbalances, obesity, as well as emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, stress and chemical dependence.
Pastora received the Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Trinity College of Natural Health, the Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Southern Indiana, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of the State of New York, and Registered Nurse Diploma from Jackson Memorial School of Nursing in Miami, Florida. She is Board Certified as Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and as Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP) by the Oncology Nurses Certification Corporation. She has over 20 years of nursing experience in the areas of Oncology, Intensive Care, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Integrative Medicine. LEARN MORE
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Do you have it?
Coping with emotions is a must for a healthy lifestyle, combined with all the rest: healthy diet, physical activity, adequate sleep, fellowship and socialization and mental stimulation. Unfortunately, far too many attempt to dismiss and ignore the emotions of others along with their own. The sad result is multifold, from perfunctory existence to downright impairment; from the walking wounded to the psychiatrically hospitalized; from the irritable and lonely to the depressed catatonic.
I take issue with the idea that EI is actually a construct of intelligence; I don't think it is, nor should it be. Unfortunately the term emotional "intelligence" has muddied the waters of our thinking but I do understand the parallel to cognitive intelligence. What Dr. Daniel Goleman seemed to be saying in his book, Emotional Intelligence, is that there are levels and layers of emotional achievement just as there are with IQs. But emotions are quite different from intellect and arise from different areas of the brain, so let's separate them for the sake of the discussion. READ MORE
VEGAN LEMON CAKE
Dr. Vasant Lad and his wife Usha, in their cookbook, entitled "Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing", describe sour foods: "when used in moderation, they are refreshing and delicious to the taste, stimulate appetite, improve digestion, energize the body, nourish the heart, enlighten the mind, and cause salivation." Click HERE for entire recipe!
SUPPLEMENTS & SUPERFOODS
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GLYPHOSATE: Will the EPA Capitulate to its Cronies?
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