Eight years ago former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill No. 1520 into law, which will prohibit the sale and production of foie gras in California. On Sunday, July 1, 2012 that ban from 2004 will finally go into effect. The legislation states: “The bill would prohibit a person from force feeding a bird for the purpose of enlarging […]
In my work as a cardiovascular surgeon, I use the most sophisticated tools of modern medicine to separate patients from their diseased hearts and replace these organs with healthy ones. While my training was in the science of the Western world, I also rely heavily on an ancient Eastern technique–meditation–to help my patients prepare for surgery and to steer them gently toward recovery.