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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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November 6, 2018
Joe Brady

Theoretical Basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine


 Courtesy of the World Classic Chinese Medicine Association hosted by CSTCM

The Theoretical Basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine is Derived from Ancient Cosmology

Sunday Nov 11, 2018   2:30pm – 4:30   English version

Address: Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine

1441 York St, Room A, Denver, CO 80206

Professor Pan was president of the Canadian Oriental Medical College from 2001 to 2009 and vice chairman of Acupuncture Council of British Columbia from 2010 to 2012. Since 2012 he has dedicated himself to teaching and promoting his Classical Chinese Medicine Self-consistent System all around the world.   (more…)

November 4, 2018
Joe Brady

Acupuncture for Pain Management

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 Food and Drug Administration released the proposed changes on educating health care providers about using acupuncture and other therapies that might help patients avoid prescription opioids. For over 5000 years acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine has helped people to reduce pain and relieve suffering. This time tested treatment is getting a second look as part of the current push to reduce addiction to opioids (synthetic heroine). The FDA has proposed changes to education guidelines for doctors that would include education about acupuncture. (more…)

October 28, 2018
Joe Brady

Physical Activity Improves Brain Function

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 cognitive function in healthy older adults, with effects observed for motor function, cognitive speed, delayed memory functions and auditory and visual attention. We used to think that smart people were physically active but it may be that physically active people become smarter. (more…)

October 21, 2018
Joe Brady

Healthy Aging and Diet

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 have dramatic effects on health and aging. Whether maximum genetic lifespan can be extended in humans still needs much more research. The National Institute of Aging has a website where you can learn more about the latest research on diet and healthy aging. (more…)

October 14, 2018
Joe Brady

Harvard/OLLI: Complementary and Integrative Medicine Pilot Study

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 medicine. Read on to see a copy of the final abstract we submitted to Harvard Medical School’s Osher Institute on Integrative Medicine for the conference in November. (more…)