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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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August 19, 2019
Joe Brady

Strong Mind and a Strong Body, Go Together

 In nature everything that moves has a brain. Creatures that move about have to decide where to go, how to avoid obstacles and other functions that plants don’t have to deal with. Even the lowly little sea squirt, while it is young and swimming about, has a brain, however when it reaches maturity it attaches itself to a piece of coral. Now sedentary it proceeds to eat it’s own brain and becomes the ocean’s variety of couch potatoe. If being sedentary causes a loss of brains would physical activity improve the brain? Scientists are finding that it most definitely does. watch the video of  Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University.  A prominent researcher in brain plasticity and long-term memory her research has focused on understanding how exercise can be used to improve learning, memory and higher cognitive abilities in humans.

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August 9, 2019
Joe Brady

The Oxford Study Fall Lecture Series: University of Denver’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Lifelong Learning: Cultivating Mind and Body

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 of interest to the University of Denver’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 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 world class research and community health promotion.  These lectures will introduce students to the latest findings in research being conducted at  the the University of Denver’s OLLI, that may help determine future directions for lifelong learning here at OLLI and around the world.

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August 9, 2019
Joe Brady

Squaring the Curve is not for Squares

An OLLI lecture Series

Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am – Park Hill United Methodist Church 5209 Montview Blvd. Four Tuesday’s October 15 – November 5

The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of the way we live our lives on a daily basis. For decades, everywhere and everyone has been telling us to stay healthy, but the major barriers of convenience, cost, and lack of desire continue to get in the way of our best intentions to stay healthy. “Squaring the Curve” is the term used when our lifestyle improves the healthy, active, and quality portion of our lifespan. This four-week course will address ways to improve health and find the joy in aging each and every day. Using art, music and dance, each class will cover practical techniques that can reduce visits to the urgent care center by taking control of your own aches and pains with evidence-based alternatives. When you finish, you will know more about the following natural pain relief options: acupressure points, tai chi, massage, exercise, yoga, qigong.

July 28, 2019
Joe Brady

Integrative Medicine and Climate Change

Already climate change is becoming a major health problem around the world. In my own Chinese medicine clinic I have seen more respiratory diseases this last spring and early summer than ever before. The 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change concluded that addressing climate change is the greatest public health opportunity of the 21st century, and failure to adequately address it could undo most of the progress in global health over the past century. 

 A majority of health care providers report they are already seeing health harms from climate change among their own patients – most commonly in the form of increased cardiorespiratory disease (related to air quality and heat), more severe and longer lasting allergy symptoms, and injuries attributed to extreme weather.  

July 21, 2019
Joe Brady

Slow Aging in Mind and Body

The elixir of life and the fountain of youth have been sought for centuries by those who wish to stay young . It still seems that each month we hear about a new anti aging drug or product that promises the proverbial youth in a bottle. There is one anti-aging therapy that has been around for over 600 years. It is receiving a lot of new interest. This “newly discovered therapy” is actually the ancient Chinese exercise of Tai-chi (pronounced Tie-chee). Translated, Tai-chi means ” the supreme ultimate exercise”, and recent research is providing evidence that Tai-chi may well live up to that name. Recent research has shown Tai Chi may be able to slow the underlying process of aging itself.