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Michael Finkelstein, M.D.

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein, The Slow Medicine Doctor® (slowmedicinedoctor.com), is the executive director of The Slow Medicine Foundation (slowmedicine.org) and the author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, endorsed by Andrew Weil, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Dr. Finkelstein is a medical blogger for Doctor Oz; he has been featured in top media outlets including The New York Times and CNN; and he has presented at leading venues including GE Corporation and Omega Institute. Dr. Finkelstein received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Medical Degree (MD) at The University of Pennsylvania, and he completed an Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona College of Medicine, studying directly with integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, M.D.

Classes and Private Consultations for the 2018 Cruise

Lecture: The Principles of Slow Medicine: Understanding Its 7 Key Components

Most health challenges are the result of an imbalance in our bodies and lives, and most quick-fix solutions actually exacerbate these imbalances. If, instead, we take a Slow Medicine approach – identifying the root cause of our health challenges, then creating a thoughtful, step-by-step and long-term response to it, we effectively bring ourselves back into balance. In this first lecture, Dr. Finkelstein will begin to outline the areas of our lives that, as a composite, reflect our true state of being. Then, he will discuss the importance of touching on all of these to create the best plan to achieve the health we desire.

Lecture: The Fast World and How It Affects Us: Turning off the Fight or Flight Response When It Is Locked On
Dr. Finkelstein will review the underlying physiological principles that interfere with our achievement of immediate and sustainable health. Often referred to as stress, the imbalance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems maintains the unhealthy conditions that produce the symptoms we want to rid ourselves of. The simple answer is to learn to promote the parasympathetic nervous system’s calming and restorative effects, in other words, to learn to live at a healthier, more harmonious, slower pace.

Lecture: Applying the Principles of Slow Medicine: Healthy Multitasking – Weaving Valid Individual Practices into a Single Program
The sophisticated effectiveness of Slow Medicine is based on an understanding that when we assemble one plan—a mind-body-spirit-social- environmental plan—we can finally get the breakthrough we desire. Too often, people work hard at individual elements, or only partially address the full equation. The Slow Medicine approach integrates the full array necessary for a substantial and sustainable shift. In this lecture, Dr. Finkelstein will help participants begin to outline for themselves, practical first steps that will place them firmly on the path to greater health and vitality.

Slow Medicine Consultation - $500/person, 60 min.
Michael Finkelstein, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.B.I.H.M., The Slow Medicine Doctor®, provides insightful health evaluations and customized medical guidance that empower you to achieve and sustain optimal health and wellness, utilizing an integrative medicine approach. Whether you strive to get in shape, eat a more nutritious diet, prevent disease or successfully heal chronic illness ranging from heart disease to arthritis to cancer, Dr. Finkelstein is uniquely qualified to help.

Beginning with a series of comprehensive questions, which he fine-tuned over the years, Dr. Finkelstein thoughtfully explores the many dimensions of your health today – ranging from nutrition and activity, to stress at home and at work, to your associated emotions and their impact. Working with you both sensitively and compassionately, Dr. Finkelstein then helps you understand the inter-connectedness of each dimension of your life and teaches you how to activate a positive domino effect on your health – catalyzing an unfolding that leads to the discovery of unexpected treasures. Ultimately, he will work with you to put together a practical, sophisticated, intelligent and multi-dimensional plan that you can begin to implement immediately.

Books by Dr. Michael Finkelstein

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