Category: Health Topics

 

Self help techniques using the ancient secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine

January 20, 2020 Joe Brady

The average large supermarket has over 55,000 food items in it and most of those are healthy. Yet the average American diet has only 24 different food items in their shopping cart. Haven’t you noticed that we tend to put the same things in the shopping cart each week? Healthy eating can be a hardship…

January 11, 2020 Joe Brady

The ancient Chinese firmly believed that there was something inherently therapeutic about being around trees and nature. As far back as 147 B.C. in traditional Chinese medicine “nature’s therapy” has been a major branch of the medicine. Remnants of nature’s therapy can still be seen in parks all over China very early in the morning…

January 5, 2020 Joe Brady

Being healthy isn’t about making New Year resolutions, it’s about how we live our lives on a daily basis. Healthy isn’t a goal, it’s a way of life. The legendary founder of Tai chi Zhang San-Feng once said: “every meal you eat, every walk you take or choose not to take is an opportunity for…

December 15, 2019 Joe Brady

An unusual form of flu strikes early and probably lasting longer means this flu season is shaping up to be a doozy. The last time the flu season started this early was in 2003. That year it turned out to be a fairly severe flu season. This year so far at least 1,300 people have…

December 4, 2019 Joe Brady

For all of you that are helping make this a healthier world, Joe and Jacqui would like to pass along to you this very special gift of Lifelong Learning this holiday season. Keep your mind sharp and feed your curiosity. While the weather outside is frightful, explore these world-class resources for lifelong learners. Discover something…

November 23, 2019 Joe Brady

Coping with Holliday Stress Thanksgiving should be a time to gather around a warm hearth with loved ones and give thanks for the blessings we have. Unfortunately, politics being what it is, this thanksgiving is shaping up to be quite stressful for many families. One strategy for healthy and happy holidays is to agree before…

November 18, 2019 Joe Brady

Ancient herbs may be the future of modern medicine. A short history of medicine began a long , long time ago with someone saying: I have a pain! 2000 BCE: Here, eat this herb. 1000 AD: That herb is heathen. Here, say this prayer. 1850 AD: That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion. 1940…

November 9, 2019 Joe Brady

Pain is the most common medical condition requiring treatment for military personnel almost two-thirds of U.S. military veterans are in pain, and 9 percent are in severe pain. Opioids are often prescribed for pain but, nearly 218,000 Americans died from overdoses related to prescription opioids between 1999 and 2017. Increasingly the military is looking for alternatives…

November 4, 2019 Joe Brady

Herbs have been used by humans since prehistoric times and form the origin of much of modern medicine. The pharmaceutical companies have found that these ancient herbs have modern uses, the development of drugs from plants is big business, with drug companies engaged in large-scale research into the effects of herbs. However, we can also…

October 27, 2019 Joe Brady

Nowhere is controlling pain a more pressing issue than in the military. Since time immemorial soldiers have suffered chronic pain long after the battle is over. Many times the pain lingers for the rest of their lives. In traditional Chinese medicine, martial artists tended to be specialists in pain. Both in inflicting it and also…