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Dr. Wendie Trubow
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Dr. Wendie Trubow, president and co-founder of Five Journeys, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology with more than 10 years of medical experience. At Visions, Wendie is a practicing physician, specializing in functional medicine, gynecology and women’s health.

Five Journeys is an integrated health care facility based in Newton, Massachusetts. It provides exceptional patient care by combining traditional primary care services with cutting-edge, evidence-based scientific tools. Five Journeys believes that personal health is made up of five critical journeys – physical, biochemical, emotional, energetic and spiritual -- and practitioners customize treatment plans to address individual needs.

In 2000, Wendie received joint degrees: an MD through Tufts Medical School, and an MBA through Tufts, Brandeis, and Northeastern Universities, where she was one of two women in the graduating class. Wendie trained at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency at Tufts affiliated New England Medical Center.

Entries by Dr. Wendie Trubow

Renewing Your Vows

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2016 | 7:15 AM

OK. At the risk of sounding un-American, I've got a confession to make. There are a number of holidays and practices that I've always thought were silly. The ones that top my list are: New Year's resolutions (Why should we make inspirational new resolutions only once a year?), Valentine's Day...

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Phone a Friend

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 9:38 AM

Remember that moment in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? when the contestant would get stumped, and opt to "phone a friend?" I always waited with bated breath, praying that the friend would know the answer; rejoicing when they got it right, and slumping in disappointment when they got it...

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Raise Your Glass

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 7:23 PM

Last year, right before Christmas, we took our children up to Vermont to go skiing. On our last day, on my last run on a new trail, I came upon a six-foot defect in the trail. I had three choices. The first was to ski off the trail into a...

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'My Candida Was Hungry, So I Fed It Pizza and Beer'

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 10:26 AM

My friend said that to me recently, and I laughed out loud. She wasn't joking, either.

Ever had food cravings? Felt like you'd fight someone for the first and last piece of pizza? Felt like if you didn't eat that entire pint of ice cream you were going to lose...

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What's Your Upside

(1) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 10:54 AM

On July 23, my husband took me downtown for our first date night in many, many months. As you may know, I have celiac disease, and as a result, I find it challenging to eat in restaurants due to being excruciatingly sensitive to gluten cross-contamination.

But we went...

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Are You a Sugar Mama?

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 5:14 PM

I'll be honest, I generally like healthy eating, but 10 years ago, when our first child was born, I had not thought much about food, or how we'd feed this person for whom we were now responsible.

My husband, on the other hand, had very definite ideas about what...

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Conscious Completion

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 7:02 PM

As you may be aware, we have four kids. For a few months now, I have felt like it was time for me to wean our youngest. However, it was only last month that it felt like both of us were ready. It started out with missing a day or...

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Transformation or Evolution?

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 3:39 PM

Well, I think there's value in both, really. But let's drill down into this one.

I took a seminar when I was 19 and remember hearing the phrase, "Transformation occurs in an instant," which means that a belief or approach toward something can change immediately. This is also known as...

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What Are You Waiting For?

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 4:50 PM

Is it a promotion? A raise? A date with that person you've been flirting with for the past month?

Well, in my case, it was a stripe. Let me give you some background. I started Hung Gar Kung Fu in November. There are five belt colors, and within each...

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Can You Touch Your Thoughts?

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 10:39 AM

Recently, one of my kids got upset about something someone said to her during a play date at our house and went up into her room. Between my kids and the kids over, it took me a few minutes to realize she wasn't playing with everyone.

When I found her,...

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Unhinged and Blindsided

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 5:32 PM

Now that the holidays have passed, I have gotten a little perspective on a recent incident that caused me to become fully "unhinged." I've been actively working with a spiritual coach (four years); a business coach (six months); doing my tai chi regularly (one year); and just started Kung Fu,...

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Waiting for... Permission?

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 2:11 PM

In addition to treating patients, early last year I took on management of the nursing department, apothecary and laboratory staff, supported the administrative and marketing teams and participated in the hiring and firing at the medical center I co-founded, Visions HealthCare.

Needless to say, I was beginning to get...

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Addicted to Work?

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 8:27 AM

Well, apropos of this blog, I've worked every day for the past two months. Over the past two months, we redesigned the company, moved many of our staff from one location to another, had a flood in our initial location, and began working on job descriptions, reviews and our employee...

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Dogs, Cats, Garden Snakes and Zebras: A Physician's Journey Into Health Fear

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 2:32 PM

One of my favorite classes in medical school was called "differential diagnosis." It usually involved a case, and we'd have to figure out what the diagnosis was. It was always really interesting and often the diagnosis was some obscure illness. Our instructors always told us that these were the "zebras"...

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Joy Works

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 7:01 PM

We live in a society of grand gestures. I know a man who wants to buy his wife a car for their 30th wedding anniversary. This is a grand gesture! But most of us don't live in that world. Nor, would I assert, are those the things that would really...

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 1:25 PM

We'll come back to breast cancer prevention next week! This week, I'd like to explore how long it really takes to change a habit. When I was discussing this topic with my friend, she told me about researchers who had found that it takes 21 days to form...

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Make a Move for Breast Cancer Prevention

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 5:09 PM

OK, now that the holiday is over, and we're back to the daily routine (my Tai Chi class was cancelled for a week, and boy, was I cranky!), let's explore more ways to decrease breast cancer risk.

Speaking of Tai Chi, let's talk first about exercise. I've heard for...

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Breast Cancer Prevention: Part 3

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 3:59 PM

Well, as I sat down to write this, I realized that on one hand, I was a little discouraged that I couldn't get this information into one or two blogs (seems like a lot, right?). Then I realized that my goal in writing this is to make you feel like...

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Breast Cancer and Prevention: Part 2

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 12:49 PM

Well, in last week's blog I boggled your brain with the biochemistry of how women get an increased risk of breast cancer.

This week we're going to talk about how to alter your risk.

A few caveats: I'm not going to be terribly specific, it's missing information, and...

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Breast Cancer and Your GI Tract: Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 5:20 PM

Well, I promised you that I'd get back to the breast cancer/gut association, so here goes. My disclaimer is that there is no way to evaluate you through this blog, so if this is something you are concerned about, I invite you to find a functional medicine practitioner in your...

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