Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson Eric Nelson has been published and featured in numerous newspapers, online publications, and radio talk programs. He speaks from years of experience in the mind-body field, especially as it relates to health. In addition, he is the media and legislative spokesperson for Christian Science in Northern California and is a self-employed Christian Science practitioner. He’s also a huge baseball fan and loves riding his bike in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains.

Web Site: http://www.norcalcs.org


Patients Require Compassion, Not Just Competence, From Doctors

Jul 28, 2014
Patients Require Compassion, Not Just Competence, From Doctors

True story: A man who severely cut his hand while using a table saw ran screaming into the emergency room of a local hospital. The attending doctor asked that he be given a dose of morphine to calm him down. When he continued screaming, he was given a second dose. And then another. And...

A Trend Toward Patient-Driven Health Care

Jul 21, 2014
A Trend Toward Patient-Driven Health Care

Ezekiel Emanuel, a medical doctor and former chief health policy advisor to President Obama, has a pretty good idea of what we can expect to see in health care over the next decade – things like the end of insurance companies as we know them, an increased focus on treating the chronically and...

Is God a Reliable Source of Health?

Jul 14, 2014
Is God a Reliable Source of Health?

Depending on your devotion to the Divine, it’s likely that by simply reading the headline of this column you’ve already decided on an answer. It’s also likely that regardless of any arguments that might be presented, your opinion won’t change. Perhaps the larger issue, then, isn’t whether you answer in the affirmative or negative,...

Harvest of Health Available to Anyone, Anytime

Jul 6, 2014
Harvest of Health Available to Anyone, Anytime

For anyone who might have been listening, the exchange must have seemed pretty mundane. 


A man who has just moved to a new town strikes up a conversation with his barber. They discover they both enjoy hiking and the barber begins to wax poetic about his favorite local jaunts. He finishes cutting the man’s hair...

Our ‘Inalienable Right’ to Better Health

Jun 30, 2014
Our ‘Inalienable Right’ to Better Health

Tony Kushner can write. In fact he writes so well, he has received a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards and, just last year, an Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay (“Lincoln”). 


Tony Kushner also recognizes good writing.

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During a recent radio interview to promote the west...

In Search of a Healing Spark

Jun 23, 2014
In Search of a Healing Spark

The idea sounds crazy. Implant a computer no bigger than a grain of rice in the back of someone’s neck and plug it into their body’s central nervous system. Then, if the body starts complaining with symptoms of, say, asthma, arthritis or diabetes, the computer fires off an electrical current that takes care of...

What’s Missing on Apple’s New Health App?

Jun 15, 2014
What’s Missing on Apple’s New Health App?

At first blush Apple’s new ‘Health’ app looks pretty slick, a real game changer. Developed with help from the Mayo Clinic, it’s the first app of its kind to seamlessly integrate personal information from any number of other health-related apps into a single location. But for all its slickness, it seems to have left...

Interview: James Gordon says mind-body medicine no longer "complementary"

Jun 7, 2014
Interview: James Gordon says mind-body medicine no longer "complementary"

When asked what role mind-body medicine plays in maintaining our mental and physical well-being, the response from Dr. James Gordon is unequivocal: “Fundamental!”


“I think is still regarded as a complementary therapy,” he said during a recent visit to San Francisco, “but what I’m saying is that it’s fundamental. It’s not complementary...

Can Allergies Be Cured?

Jun 1, 2014
Can Allergies Be Cured?

Check out the latest Google Trends and you’ll see that searches for all things “allergy” are peaking this month, just like they have every year about this time since at least 2004. However, despite all this searching, it would appear that we’re not getting any closer to finding a fix for a problem...

A Bible-Based Approach to Consciousness Research

May 25, 2014
A Bible-Based Approach to Consciousness Research

Long before the scientific method became the gold standard of scientific research, a little-known carpenter’s son living in Palestine suggested a novel approach to achieving unbiased results.


“Nobody sews a patch of unshrunken cloth on to an old coat, for the patch will pull away from the coat and the hole will be worse than...

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