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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December 10, 2018
Joe Brady

Americans are Seeking Alternatives in Health Care

Having trouble getting in to see a real doctor lately? Join the club. In a recent poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, most people reported going to urgent care because they believe it is more convenient and takes less time than going to their regular doctor.
Many Americans are seeking alternatives in healthcare simply because seeing the doctor is getting harder and harder. One in 5 said that at least once in the past two years, they were unable to see their regular doctor when they needed medical care, mostly because the doctor didn’t have any available appointments. Even if you can get an appointment you will most likely see a physicians assistant or nurse rather than a real Doctor. and with higher and higher deductibles this is soon destined to affect us all. (more…)

December 2, 2018
Joe Brady

The Relaxation Response

One of the most useful skills in the world today is to know how to simply relax. To be able to take a little vacation from the stresses of daily life is one of the best ways to keep yourself healthy. Watch the video as Harvard professor Herbert Benson teaches you how to reach the relaxation response for yourself. (more…)

November 26, 2018
Joe Brady

Mind/Body Practices and Genetic 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 “prior to heaven Jing” refers to the DNA itself. “Post-heaven Jing” refers to how those genes are expressed (genetic expression). Our Jing or genetic material must be conserved and not wasted and the way to restoring the post-heaven Jing is by diet, exercise and profound meditation. Once again modern science is confirming their insight. There is a wealth of evidence for the effectiveness of Tai Chi, Qigong, and other mind-body interventions (MBIs) in improving both mental and physical health and scientists are beginning to understand exactly why. It seems these practices affect us at the core of our being, the DNA expression itself.  (more…)

November 19, 2018
Joe Brady

Genetics, Epigenetics & Lifestyle

Integrative Medicine Network Forum, 2018 – Genetics, Epigenetics & Lifestyle: Another Twist

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Harvard Medical School

November 16th, 2018

As technology advances in the field of genetic engineering here is great excitement about the idea of “personalized” medicine in which treatments can be tailored to individual patients’ genes.

Research is also showing that the expression of genes is not fixed, but can be modified by environmental factors and lifestyle factors and that these modifications can be passed down to future generations. Genetic modifications like passing along the genes of alcoholism can be harmful, however exciting new research is suggesting that self-awareness, meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, exercise, lifelong learning, and other health behavior changes can improve gene expression patterns and lead to healthier outcomes. (more…)

November 11, 2018
Joe Brady

Community Med School: A Pilot Study in Integrative Medicine

A great big thank you to all who participated by filling out a survey or attending the classes in the Community Med School pilot study. We are headed to Harvard Medical School this week to make our presentation and hopefully make a strong argument for a larger study. Special thanks to Barbe Ratcliffe with the University of Denver’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Mark Manton with the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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