Author Profiles: Steve Amoils, M.D. & Sandi Amoils, M.D.

Steve Amoils, M.D., and Sandi Amoils, M.D. are Co-Medical Directors of the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine (AIIM) in Cincinnati. Now a major national clinic for integrative medicine, AIIM averages over 20,000 patient visits each year. The Amoils and their clinical staff  offer integrative therapies and functional medicine assessments in order to recommend lifestyle and nutritional changes that reduce illness and promote well-being. [...]

Book Excerpt from ‘Transformational Medicine’ by Steve Amoils, M.D. & Sandi Amoils, M.D.

Transforming Your Life We have seen the ability to bounce back from stress in many of our most successful mentors, friends, and patients. When they do, they have come out stronger, wiser, and more successful. They have taken a problem that might devastate most people and used it to make themselves—and the world—a better place. [...]

Transforming Your Health—and Your Life

by Guest Blogger Steve Amoils, M.D. & Sandi Amoils, M.D. Have you noticed how the onset of an illness can herald a cascading downward spiral of even more illnesses? Or that someone may get sick and then pretty much give up on life? In our practice as integrative medicine physicians, we have seen how our patients can learn [...]

Transforming Integrative Medicine

by Guest Bloggers Steve Amoils, M.D. & Sandi Amoils, M.D. Do you think of the art of medicine as something that is static, or do you believe it evolves? Do you believe we should concentrate only recent scientific inquiry, or do you think that traditional medicine that has evolved over centuries has some validity?  From our [...]

Desperate for a Diagnosis

by Guest Bloggers Steve Amoils, M.D. & Sandi Amoils, M.D. Do you suffer from symptoms that doctors can’t seem to explain? Many of the patients we see at the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine in Cincinnati come to us after seeing many other doctors. These patients have a variety of chronic health problems that don’t improve, despite time and [...]

Author Profile: Terry Wise

Terry Wise, J.D. became widowed at 35 following her spouse’s death from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), and after surviving a near-fatal suicide attempt, she spent the next several years in treatment.  A former Boston trial attorney, Wise has since devoted her life to international public speaking and full-time writing.   She has traveled to all 50 states and hundreds of cities to [...]

Book Excerpt from ‘Waking Up’ by Terry Wise, J.D.

PROLOGUE The Broken Promise Christmas Day, 2000: I’m not sure but, I think my husband committed suicide.  On December 25th, just fifteen months later, I sat alone, cross-legged on our bed in the very spot I felt his last pulse.  The day was going to become quite different than how I had customarily spent Christmas [...]


by Guest Blogger Terry L. Wise, J.D. I smoothed the mentholated cream over his cheeks and delicately swept the razor across his face at well-rehearsed angles.  My fingers twirled through his hair, foaming the shampoo before carefully rinsing it off his skeletal frame.  I patted him dry, lifted him back into his wheelchair, and rolled him over to the [...]

When I Decided to Die; How I Decided to Live

by Guest Blogger Terry L. Wise, J.D. On Christmas morning of 2000, I swallowed 200 Percosets and 60 doses of Morphine with a pint of gin.  Two days later I woke up and found myself in ICU and then on the liver transplant of a nearby hospital.  There is an enzyme in your liver called an [...]

People Who Care

by Guest Blogger Terry L. Wise, J.D. I was a newlywed and I could hardly wait to die. I am a living example of the unseen consequences of caregiving, as well as how the signs of clinical depression and being suicidal can be completely missed by even the closest of family members and friends. Weeks before [...]