About IntegralMD

Dr. Victor Acquista has become a successful international author and speaker following careers as a primary-care physician and medical executive. He previously helped to co-found The Collaborative for Community Health, a non-profit, is a founding member of River Valley Market, a food co-op, and authored a syndicated Health and Wellness column. His non-fiction and his workshops focus on personal growth and transformation, especially as pertains to health and wellness. His fiction includes social messaging intended to get the reader engaged in thought provoking themes. Dr. Acquista has a longstanding interest in consciousness studies, is a student of Integral Theory, and strives to do his part to make our planet a wee bit better.

Nutrition Is About More Than Food

In this brief article I would like to share with you some thoughts about nutrition. These thoughts are really quite different from what is usually expressed in health-related education focused on nutrition. Typically, there is education and advice offered about how to structure a diet to include more of certain things, such as fruits and […]

By |March 17th, 2023|Articles|

Active Aging

Active Aging
The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) has identified seven dimensions of wellness which should be considered within the context of the nine principles that make up their active aging model. These nine principles are as follows:


By |March 16th, 2023|Articles|

Preventing Falls

Preventing Falls
Among community-dwelling adults aged 65 or older, 30—40% fall at least once per year. Many of these falls have accompanying injury and many of these falls and injuries are preventable.

A sound approach to fall prevention focusses on risk factors which increase the chance of falling and intervention strategies to reduce or mitigate these risks. […]

By |March 15th, 2023|Articles|



We are always telling stories to one another. It’s part of who we are, how we share information, how we communicate. Did you listen to the news today? Someone told you a story. Did you repeat it to someone else? You told a story to that […]

By |March 15th, 2023|Articles|

Dementia Differences

Dementia Differences

 I receive a lot of questions about dementia. Often people use the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease as though it describes all types of dementias but this is not the case. Alzheimer’s disease is only one of many conditions which are all variations of dementing illnesses. In this column I’ll describe some of the more […]

By |March 15th, 2023|Articles|

Dr. Acquista profiled in Silver City Life

See Dr. Acquista in Silver City Life Magazine.

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By |December 10th, 2014|News|

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

Readers interested in learning about health and wellness might find it a bit odd to see the topic of forgiveness discussed as a health issue. Yet, when you consider that forgiveness is associated with many health benefits it makes a lot more sense. Forgiveness has been shown to reduce blood pressure, chronic pain, stress, anger, […]

By |November 24th, 2014|Articles|

What is Integral Health?

Integral Health
People often ask me about what exactly Integral Health means. There is often confusion about “Integral” and “Integrative”. In this column I’ll offer some explanation and provide information about an “Integral Life Practice”.

What does it mean to be healthy?

Everyone wants to be healthy, but what does that mean?

The standard Western conceptualizations about health rely […]

By |June 24th, 2014|Articles|

Pathways to Health goes global!

Dr. Acquista’s first book has been translated into Danish and foreign distribution rights have been negotiated for India, Pakistan, the entire Indian subcontinent, and for Nigeria. Worldwide the Integral approach to health is gaining acceptance.

By |May 15th, 2014|News|

Destructive Emotions

Destructive Emotions
Life is full of many challenging circumstances and we typically have an emotional component to how we respond to the challenging circumstances of our lives. Money is tight so we worry whether we’ll have enough to get by. Someone treats us badly causing us to feel sad or upset. We get frustrated or angry […]

By |February 15th, 2014|Articles|