Barefoot Doctor's Journal
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A comprehensive guide to natural health and healing, the Barefoot Doctor’s Journal seeks to empower it's readers to take control of their own health, find their own inspiration, help create healthier communities and share the adventure with whoever is interested. Internationally recognized experts in the fields of healthy aging and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Living Younger Longer Institute has helped hundreds of people each year to live healthy naturally.
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One of the most valuable things you can do for your health and sanity in our high tech/high stress world is to take time each day to meditate. We can all learn to handle the physical and emotional effects of stress. Meditation may be the antidote to stress. Studies have found that those who practice Meditation techniques have more energy, improved sense of wellbeing and self esteem, and less depression and anxiety. In this article you will find a list of evidence based benefits of meditation but also tips and video’s on how to do it.
What if you went to the doctor and instead of a handful of pills she gave you a pass to the art museum? that’s what Dr Stephanie Tierney, a researcher at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, is researching with the help of the University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) team to look at what they are calling “social prescribing” can offer. Perhaps medical tests and pills ‘aren’t always going to be the solution to everybody’s problems. Even if they go to the doctor with a health issue, it may be that there are other things that could help them.’
That’s the thinking behind ‘social prescribing’ – a relatively new idea that recognises that our health and wellbeing are influenced by the lives we live, by how much exercise we get, how well we eat and how much time we spend with other people. Isolated lonely people, might benefit more from joining a walking group than by taking an anti-depressant. we all know older adults who would enjoy the mental stimulation and companionship of an evening class. Or, as Dr Tierney says: ‘If you go to a museum and start looking at objects, it can distract you from the problems in your life – or it might just give you a bit of time looking at something beautiful or interesting and make you think differently even just for 10 or 15 minutes.’(more…)
Recent studies have shown the effect of epigenetic modifications in the development of cancer. Genetic defects interact with DNA methylation, post-translational histone modification, and non-coding RNAs to drive the development of cancer. The use of epigenetic modifications are seen as promising cancer preventive/therapeutic agents. Several epigenetic therapies have recently been approved in the treatment of cancer. Recent studies studies have indicated that dietary phytochemicals might exert cancer chemopreventive effects by targeting epigenetic mechanisms. In a review of the latest findings, researchers highlight the potential of targeting these mechanisms to treat/prevent cancer.(more…)
For the more than 40 million Americans with Arthritis, Traditional Chinese Medicine offers a safe, natural and effective way to alleviate pain and prevent further damage. Learn to relieve aches & pains without drugs.
Wind, a Change in the Weather
Bing Ji: what is going on ?
In the case of arthritis, “it’s not the age, it’s the mileage that counts.” Poor posture, bad body mechanics, old injuries and daily life accumulate little trauma’s in the joints that over time make them more sensitive to changes.
Exposure to wind is an extremely important cause of “Bi” or Painful Obstruction Syndrome, the Chinese term for arthritis. Changes in barometric pressure, characterized by “wind” signal changes in the weather.
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), it is the changes in activity, environment and even emotions that get the joints to flare up and all those old injuries to say hello again. As a result in TCM Arthritis is considered an invasion of external pathogenic factors such as Wind, Cold or Dampness.(more…)
A University of Denver OLLI LECTURE SERIES
Community Med School: The Oxford Study Lectures
As health care costs continue to skyrocket, it is of international importance to find new approaches in preventive medicine. The Oxford study lectures are part of a longterm study in Integrative Medicine and Lifelong Learning. Students can participate in important research and provide input on future directions for health promotion and lifelong learning through the the Oxford International Round Table, Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School’s, Osher Institute on Integrative Medicine. The purpose of these studies is to bridge the gap between