Barefoot Doctor's Journal

Take control of your health with this guide to natural health and healing. Get expert advice to help you alleviate pain and live healthy naturally. Access to tools, information and opportunities.

Take control of your health

For 5000 years Traditional Chinese Medicine has help people to relieve pain and achieve a healthy longevity naturally.

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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Providing members with the latest scientific research on the ancient healing secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Get information, access to tools, and enjoyable opportunities for a lifetime of active adventure!

July 17, 2017
Joe Brady

Diabetes in Traditional Chinese Medicine

A disease of accelerated aging, more than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes and 86 million adults aged 20 years and older have prediabetes.

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In ancient China diabetes used to be a fairly rare disease occurring only in old age because people were physically active. Still diabetes (Xiao Ke) was treated as far back as the Yellow Emperors classic and many of China’s top anti aging remedies such as ginseng were used. Much modern research shows that these remedies were somewhat effective and may be of real use in modern times helping folks with what is considered pre-diabetes manage their health and avoid full blown diabetes with more natural methods. (more…)

July 10, 2017
Joe Brady

Staying in Touch: Loneliness and Health

Staying in touch with people helps you stay in touch with reality.

The rise of human loneliness may be one of the most serious sources of disease in the Twentieth Century. This, according to James J. Lynch, Ph.D. in his book “The Broken Heart, Medical Consequences of Loneliness.“

Whether we like it or not, we human beings are social animals, very few people thrive as hermits. For most of us, being around other people and staying connected to other people is an important source of our connection to reality. In order to do well in life and enjoy a good, high quality of life, you have to be willing to put up with people. People can be a pain in the rear end, but loneliness is worse.
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July 3, 2017
Joe Brady

A Patriotic Health Movement

Toward a Healthier America
By Joseph Brady

Health Care is not an industry! We all have a stake in creating a healthier American society. Economic realities are wrenching massive changes in our health care system. The potential restricting of expensive medical technology to the well-insured promises to send ripples across every facet of our society. We can simply no longer afford this 3 trillion dollar technological Frankenstein we call a health care system. However, there is hope a patriotic health movement is possible. (more…)

June 26, 2017
Joe Brady

Hypertension and Chinese Medicine

Hypertension is not new. In Traditional Chinese Medicine they have had to deal with high blood pressure for thousands of years and have developed many natural way’s to help keep hypertension under control. Liver yang hyperactivity syndrome,
kidney deficiency syndrome, and spleen deficiency syndrome are very common in Traditional Chinese Medicine. (more…)

June 19, 2017
Joe Brady

Meditation Improves Gene Expression

A Systematic Review of Gene Expression Changes Induced by Meditation in Tai Chi and Related Practices

The ancient Taoist masters stated that “in perfect harmony of mind and body, the golden elixir is found.” In Traditional Chinese Medicine the way to influence “prior to heaven Jing (genetic expression) is by profound meditation. Once again modern science is confirming their insight. There is considerable evidence for the effectiveness of Tai Chi, Qigong and other mind–body interventions (MBIs) in improving mental and physical health. To understand some of the underlying genetic changes involved with the mental and physical benefits of of meditation a systematic review study looked at changes in gene expression that occur after meditation and to explore how these molecular changes are related to health. (more…)