B. Leonetti, MD
There is a lot right within the conventional medical community,
and there is a lot wrong too. One has only to look at how we doctors
are trained, and that should be enough to raise eyebrows about
our ultimate wisdom. During our medical and ensuing intern and
resident years, we are deprived of the sleep required to adequately
carry out our complex duties. And what does the medical establishment
do about it? Nothing. It takes the legislature to pass a law requiring
residents not to work over a certain number of hours without rest,
so that the patients they serve will be protected from our mishaps,
misdiagnoses, and mistreatments.
We are taught nothing about healthy foods, subsist on empty nutrition,
high caffeine, and sugar diets that ultimately burn out our adrenal
glands and lower our immune states. We go from those long hours
in the trenches home to study and then to bed, so that we rarely
exercise, relax, have fun or smell the roses. Then we are expected
to be sensitive, loving and caring with our patients when we have
taken no time at all to nurture ourselves. Who has all the wisdom?
I have finally seen the light and now I am shining it like a
beacon to my soul sisters who need nurturing, healing and reminders
that they are indeed magnificent. My belief is that our birthright
is perfect health. My teachers:
* Deepak Chopra
* David Winston, and fellow herbalists
* Doctors from the American Holistic Medical Association
* Dr. Richard Schultze, ND
* And most of all, my patients
A Healthier You
Featuring Dr. Helene B. Leonetti
A Life Enhancement Book From Insight Publishing
It's been said that information is power! When it comes to your
health, information is life! What you know really can save your
live, extend you life, and improve your quality of life. Helene
explains The Elusive Self-Esteem Gene: The Paradigm Shift from
Self-Loathing to Self-Love.
Menopause: A Spiritual Renaissance
As a registered nurse, Dr. Helene Leonetti recalls having
to stand and offer her chair to the doctor when he entered the
room. Her journey from that day to this has been a long one and
not without almost overwhelming trials. During her transition
from RN to Physician to holistic and herbal healer, Dr Leonetti
was brought to her knees by a life-threatening depression, which
occurred synchronistically during menopause.
Struggling out of the darkness, DR Leonetti turned her time of
menopause into a hallowed, precious phase of spiritual growth.
She now offers others the lighted pathway to their own healing
and self-empowerment. DR Leonette has a way of loving unconditionally
and leading her patients toward practical control of their own
Women's Wisdom and Wellness
An interactive program co-facilitated by Dr. Helene B.
Leonetti with Tahya.
This program is designed to remember and celebrate our body's
wisdom, elevate our self esteem, liberate new dimensions of self-expression
and journey toward relaxation, healing, joy and vitality.
Dr. Helene and Tahya believe "Self-esteem is the source of
feminine evolution," and so they have co-created this inter-active
program designed to provide women truths about well being. Dr.
Helene Leonetti invites attendees to tap into their wisdom and
personal power and to gain insights into achieving perfect health
of mind/body/spirit. Tahya guides participants in techniques actively
rekindling each woman's unique spark of femininity, love, and
creativity as we journey toward an elegant, elevated sense of
self. This program is appropriate and suitable for adolescent
girls to adult women, including women in their menopausal transition
years (ages 40+); women seeking complimentary, healing therapy
(e.g., surgery recovery); Mother-Daughter Day Event Planners;
Art, Music, and Dance Therapists. This program is a meaningful
experience women want to share in with their friends, daughters,
sisters, mothers, aunts, and grandmothers.
I went to college, medical school, and served a residency for
twelve years, and no one ever taught me how to keep my patients
healthy. I was also never taught that menopause is a natural life
transition, one that signals entry into a magnificent state of
wisdom and power. As a nurse in training in the sixties I was
taught that doctors are gods and that we are to believe in their
absolute authority. Through those years and the ones that followed
when I was studying to become a doctor, I came to realize how
disempowering that attitude was. It did not give room for the
individual to rely on his/her own knowledge, understanding, and
If you notice that there are no conventional MDs as my teachers,
you are a keen observer. The board certification for OB-GYN gave
me such teaching: how to safely deliver a baby and do surgery;
that is a practical and necessary training.
What was glaringly absent, however, is what I am now learning
from all my other precious teachers: that the paradigm, or accepted
belief system, needs to be changed from that of DISEASE to that
of HEALTH AND WELLNESS.
Mind you, this is not for the faint hearted: it is for the courageous
few who know that to be healthy; it requires synchrony of our
minds, bodies, and souls. That, in essence, means we must be responsible
for what goes in our bodies, and what comes out.