From the mid-1970s, early in his career as a family physician, Dr. Ivker has dedicated both his professional and personal life to the pursuit of optimal or holistic health.  The American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) describes this state of well-being as the unlimited and unimpeded free flow of life-force energy through your body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

Although Western medicine has so far been unable to prove the existence of life force energy (and therefore ignores it), just as with the concept of gravity, we know it’s there by observing its effect on the material world.

Nearly every ancient culture and health care discipline has been based on the concept of life force energy.  Known as chi (Chinese), ki (Japanese), pranna (Sanskrit/Ayurveda), chai (Hebrew), and the tao (Taoism), holistic practitioners call it bioenergy or unconditional love.

Life force energy is responsible for the self-healing mechanisms inherent in the human body.  One of the most consistently efficient methods I’ve found for strengthening this vital life force, by opening the heart chakra (heart energy center), is through the intentional use of cannabis. This energy manifests as an expansion of your capacity to give and receive love.

Recent research has revealed that the heart’s electrical power is 40 to 60 times greater than that of the brain, while its magnetic power radiates out at 5000 to 6000 times greater than that from the brain.  This means that the heart is fully alive with a consciousness embracing the seat of the soul, and an intelligence that in many ways surpasses that of the brain.  It also bestows on the heart a remarkable therapeutic capacity for healing your body, mind, emotions, and soul. Cannabis helps to heighten your awareness of this powerful inner healer in addition to greater clarity of the emotional and spiritual issues preventing you from experiencing optimal health, not through the mind, but by facilitating felt perceptions and vibratory knowing.

Research for nearly five decades within the field of psychoneuro- immunology (PNI), has repeatedly shown that our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and emotions can either weaken or strengthen the body’s immune system, making us either more vulnerable or more resistant to disease and physical dysfunction (including chronic pain).

Science has clearly documented what most of us have intuitively known throughout our lives…happiness is healthy! The evidence demonstrates that the energy generating the greatest happiness and the most profound healing is love.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, MD, a co-founder of the American Holistic Medical Association, has long been regarded as medicine’s leading authority on the subject of death and dying. After more than three decades of research, she concluded that death does not exist.  All that dies is a physical shell housing an immortal soul.  Our time here in these bodies is a very brief part of our total existence.  Our primary purpose while we’re here as human beings is to learn to love.

The life-changing FAM Optimal Health program with Dr. Rav is a 6-month, four 2-hour-session program providing you with a practical personalized guide for feeling fully alive, with cannabis as a facilitator (optional), not a constant companion. You will learn to:

  • Rejuvenate your body;
  • Inspire your mind;
  • Open your heart;
  • Soothe your soul.

The FAM Optimal Health program is offered to anyone interested in enhancing health, happiness, and quality of life, regardless of whether you’re challenged with a chronic health problem. FULLY ALIVE is a life filled with the 5P’s:  peace, passion, purpose, patience and play

By maintaining your commitment throughout the 6-month program you can expect to feel far greater feelings of unconditional love for yourself and others. I define this state of being as total acceptance of yourself exactly as you are, and the realization that we are all One with each other, with all of Earth’s inhabitants, and with God.  Healing is a process, one in which progress is measured by your capacity to give and receive love.  The art of loving is our life’s work, and the primary purpose for our presence on Earth.