Barefoot Doctor's Journal

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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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May 25, 2020
Joe Brady

Cultivating the Mind

During this time of COVID induced isolation we can do a lot of sitting around feeling sorry for ourselves or we can take the mind away from its troubles and learn something new. At the very least it can pass the time in a productive way and at best we can actually improve our minds and learn something new. In this article, you will find access to Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Educations best picks for on-line learning opportunities for free from the University of Oxford. Also, find a host of great Ted talks to improve your mind during these mind-numbing times.

May 16, 2020
Joe Brady

New Research at the University of Denver

Help us understand how to keep the mind and body healthy

If you are 30 or older and participate in lifelong learning and/or integrative medicine, you may be eligible to participate in a research study.

Community Med School: A Study in Lifelong Learning and Integrative Medicine

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May 10, 2020
Joe Brady

COVID’S Silent Hypoxia

Once upon a time, a student asked his Tai Chi teacher “ master, what is the secret to living a long healthy life” the Tai Chi teacher thought about it for a while and then replied, “ just keep breathing”.

One phenomenon puzzling doctors treating patients with COVID-19 is called “silent hypoxia”. Many patients appear in the emergency room who are not exhibiting breathlessness, they are alert and talking and yet can have dangerously low levels of blood oxygen. 

If you get sick with COVID you can’t always tell if you are not breathing in enough oxygen. Like a thermometer, a pulse oximeter should be part of every medicine chest.

April 29, 2020
Joe Brady

The Constant Cure: Living With the Coronavirus

It looks like we are going to be living with coronavirus for a long time to come. We might as well get good at it. As many states including Colorado lurch toward reopening even before disease rates have come down, it is left to individual responsibility to prevent a resurgence of the virus. We will have to get used to keeping our social distance. We will have to get used to wearing masks and gloves. Preventive medicine has always been the low man on the health care totem pole and it seems we are finally forced to make prevention a part of everyday life in America. This disease isn’t going away anytime soon and so making scientifically healthy lifestyle changes has become a necessity of life not just a luxury or an afterthought the way we thought of healthy lifestyles before the deadly coronavirus outbreak. There is hope on the horizon, researchers at Oxford University may be closer to a vaccine than anyone expected.

April 12, 2020
Joe Brady

Repulse the Monkey/ Stay out of the Hospital

According to one of the Tai Chi Classics (Sun Tzi’s Art of War) and my teachers in New York City’s China Town, “When you are gettin’ your butt kicked, stay close to home and fortify your defenses.”  If you catch the COVID-19 you may be in for a rough time.  Here is the best advice we can find on how to treat yourself at home if you do get sick, and how to tell when it is time to go to the hospital.

Taking care of yourself at home

80% of COVID-19 cases are mild and require no hospitalization. Isolation at home is the recommended protocol, however, if the infection progresses to shortness of breath, immediate medical attention is advised. Supplemental oxygen and a ventilator may be needed.

Much of the current treatment protocols involve mainly supportive care, so Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was called in to provide support in China. So far, TCM is incorporated in over 90% of COVID-19 patients in China. In this article, you will find the current recommendations for caring for COVD-19 patients at home, whether it is you or a loved one. Recommendations from a western medicine perspective are also presented, along with more detailed home treatments that have been used in China.