Category: Health Topics

 

Self help techniques using the ancient secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine

December 10, 2018 Joe Brady

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…

December 2, 2018 Joe Brady

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…

November 26, 2018 Joe Brady

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…

November 19, 2018 Joe Brady

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…

November 11, 2018 Joe Brady

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…

November 4, 2018 Joe Brady

More than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids—a 2-fold increase in a decade. Source: CDC WONDER. Because of this record number of deaths it is time to look at alternatives in medicine. Even the FDA is proposing that doctors learn more about acupuncture for pain management. The…

October 28, 2018 Joe Brady

As if there were not enough reasons already to increase your physical activity. More and more studies are showing physical activity improves brain function in those who are moderately physically active. One Cochrane analysis of eleven randomly controlled clinical trials showed there is evidence that aerobic physical activities which improve cardiorespiratory fitness are beneficial for…

October 21, 2018 Joe Brady

Modern research on a wide variety of different animal species has shown that calorically restricted otherwise known as nutrient dense diets can extend the healthy portion of lifespan and even extend genetic lifespan. What we already know is that reducing empty calories from the diet and replacing those calories with higher levels of nutrition can…

October 14, 2018 Joe Brady

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Harvard/OLLI research project. We appreciate your willingness to help with the survey and those that participated in the Community Med School classes. Please continue to stay informed about the research we are doing and keep up to date with the latest information on integrative and traditional Chinese…

October 8, 2018 Joe Brady

Though never to be used as a substitute for medical treatment, mind/body practices such as Tai Chi, Yoga, and meditation have proven to be valuable adjunct therapies for people with cancer. Actually, we all get cancer at least a half a million times in our lives. That according to the late Nobel prizes winning tumor…