Barefoot Doctor's Journal

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September 10, 2017
Joe Brady

Evidence Base of Clinical Studies on T’ai Chi

One of the hottest topics in modern biomedical research is also the world’s oldest and most popular forms of exercise used as medicine. The evidence base of clinical studies on T’ai Chi is growing as more benefits are found. According to the Harvard Medical Health Publication “T’ai chi is often described as meditation in motion, but it might well be called medication in motion”. There is a growing body of evidence that this mind-body practice can be useful in treating or preventing many common health problems. One review of 507 studies and randomized clinical trials 94% reported positive effects of T’ai Chi on hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, COPD, heart disease, depression and even schizophrenia. Many more studies are underway to explore the medical benefits of this mind/body exercise. (more…)

September 3, 2017
Joe Brady

Five Element Diet and Nutrient Density

“Food is Medicine” is an old five element diet axiom in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Public education about traditional Chinese dietary therapy provides a useful element in the battle against obesity in the United States and elsewhere in the developed world. Asian cooking is already a popular cuisines in many countries, and greater education would enlighten the public to healthier versions of these cuisines. (more…)

August 27, 2017
Joe Brady

Beat the Heat: a Guide for Having Fun in the Sun

You’re walking along a dirt road high in the Rockies, the sun is beating down, the air is thick with pollen and buzzing insects. You swat at a horsefly and attempt to stem the stream of sweat stinging your eyes. Questions begin to rattle around in your head: why the heck am I hiking in the middle of the day; why didn’t I carry a water bottle and wear my sunglasses; how much farther is my car?…
A pleasant mountain walk can lead to a hot disaster for the ill-prepared. When the heat gained from the combination of physical exertion and a hot, humid environment exceeds the body’s capacity to remove heat through it’s natural cooling system the potential to suffer from heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are significant. This article describes how beat the heat and help the body cope with the heat, how much and what types of fluids are recommended by leading authorities, and why sunglasses are no longer the sole domain of the style-conscious. (more…)

August 20, 2017
Joe Brady

Alternative Medicine and Yellow Leaves

There is an old Chinese saying … “Children can be fooled into thinking yellow leaves are made of gold, but grownups should be able to distinguish the real thing.” Let that be a lesson to us all when it comes to buying alternative medicine, health products and advice. An American philosopher was more specific. Mark Twain once quipped “Beware of buying health books. You might die of a misprint.” (more…)

August 13, 2017
Joe Brady

Tai Chi at Harvard Medical School Top Ten List

Harvard Medical School’s
Top Ten Reasons to practice T’ai Chi

According to the Harvard Health Publications of the Harvard Medical School regular practice of T’ai Chi Ch’uan may be useful in the treatment and prevention of many health problems while giving practitioners control in relieving their own aches and pains. (more…)