This is the story of an extremely bright student who, although he was captain of the his nationally recognized robotics team, had all but given up the idea of higher education. He was one of those students that I say, “slips through the cracks.”
According to the Institute of Functional Medicine, “Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes into account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.”
When I hear this statement my mind switches into a questioning mode. What kinds of things don’t they remember? Can you give me an example of what they can’t remember? Is it just one thing? Is it multiple things?
“I’M NOT DOING THIS ANYMORE! My head hurts, I keep losing my place, and I can’t remember what I read!” These words assailed me as I walked into our fifteen year-old’s room.