Category: Health Topics

 

Self help techniques using the ancient secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine

July 31, 2022 Joe Brady

The oldest medical book in the world is the Huang Di Nei Jing or Yellow Emperors Classic on Internal Medicine. Its basic tenants are that human beings are a product of nature and not separate from nature and that changes in the environment and a failure to adapt to those changes can cause detrimental changes…

July 18, 2022 Joe Brady

As we all marvel at the brand new photographs by the James Webb telescope it is overwhelming to realize that we are also a product of the awesome beauty of nature. We are indeed stardust, as the elements being created by those distant galaxies are the same elements that evolve into the elements that create…

July 10, 2022 Joe Brady

Spending more money on health care than any other country in the world the U.S. currently ranks 53rd for life expectancy in the world. Adopting healthy lifestyles could substantially reduce premature mortality and prolong life expectancy in US adults by as much as 14 years. Traditional medicine approaches to healthy lifestyles have been around for…

June 12, 2022 Joe Brady

Beyond the Toolbox With over 100,000 deaths in the US, last year from opioid drugs the drugs we use to control pain have become a major cause of death in the country. Fortunately, much modern scientific research has shown that controlling pain is not just about drugs and surgery. When it comes to treating chronic…

June 5, 2022 Joe Brady

Stress is a physical and emotional reaction that people experience as they encounter challenges in life. When you’re under stress, your body reacts by releasing hormones that produce the “fight-or-flight” response. Your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure go up, your muscles tense, and you sweat more. Occasional stress is a normal coping mechanism….

May 22, 2022 Joe Brady

Advice from the National Institutes of Health News Acupuncture is a traditional medicine that’s been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. Its proponents say it can do everything from relieving pain to bringing a general sense of wellness. Others think the only benefits you get from acupuncture are in your…

May 15, 2022 Joe Brady

David M. Eisenberg, MD, is the Director of Culinary Nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Executive Director of the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative, and Founding Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2000-2010). David M. Eisenberg, MD, is the director of culinary nutrition and…

May 9, 2022 Joe Brady

Each person’s “healthiest self” is different. We have different bodies, minds, living situations, and people influencing our lives. Each area can impact your overall health. This means we each have a unique set of health needs. Use these wellness toolkits developed by the National Institutes of Health, to find ways to improve your well-being in…

May 1, 2022 Joe Brady

According to a growing body of research, listening to or making music affects the brain in ways that may help promote health and manage disease symptoms.  Performing or listening to music activates a variety of structures in the brain that are involved in thinking, sensation, movement, and emotion. These brain effects may have physical and…

April 18, 2022 Joe Brady

Bouncing Back From Difficult Times Everyone goes through tough times in life. But many things can help you survive—and even thrive—during stressful periods. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Learning healthy ways to cope and how to draw from resources in your community can help you build resilience. “Resilience is the extent to which we can bounce…