Barefoot Doctor's Journal

Take control of your health with this guide to natural health and healing. Get expert advice to help you alleviate pain and live healthy naturally. Access to tools, information and opportunities.

Take control of your health

For 5000 years Traditional Chinese Medicine has help people to relieve pain and achieve a healthy longevity naturally.

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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Providing members with the latest scientific research on the ancient healing secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Get information, access to tools, and enjoyable opportunities for a lifetime of active adventure!

August 7, 2017
Joe Brady

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Mind-body practices

Mind-body practices are increasingly used to provide stress reduction for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mind-body practice encompasses activities like tai chi, qigong, yoga and other forms of mindful meditation and relaxation techniques. These kind of mind/body exercises have been shown  to impact physical functioning and improve both mental and physical health.

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July 30, 2017
Joe Brady

Chinese Medicine is Becoming Mainstream

According to articles in Time magazine and the Wall Street Journal Traditional Chinese medicine is becoming mainstream modern medicine. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123146318996466585

The Cleveland Clinic, one of the worlds top hospitals, has opened a Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal clinic as well as acupuncture and massage as a part of it’s integrative medicine unit. Referrals for the clinic come from doctors in oncology, rheumatology, neurology and fertility clinics. The clinic is run by board certified masters degree level health professionals in Chinese Medicine. Highly trained herbalists are important because of the risk of interactions between herbs and western medications. (more…)

July 23, 2017
Joe Brady

Alternative Medicine: Ancient Medicine in a Modern World

Oxford Study Lecture at Heather Gardens

Wednesday July 26th 2:30-3:30 pm

2888 S. Heather Gardens Way Aurora, CO  80014

 

Aging baby boomers and millennials embrace alternative medicine creating a $32 billion business. According to a recent study funded by the National Institute on Aging, 65 percent (a higher percentage than any other group) of older adults said they used some form of alternative medicine they considered either curative or preventive. Baby boomers reported significantly higher rates of alternative medicine use for both chronic diseases and pain. While alternative medicine is used by people of all backgrounds, use is greatest among baby boomers, women and those with higher levels of education and income. (more…)

July 17, 2017
Joe Brady

Diabetes in Traditional Chinese Medicine

A disease of accelerated aging, more than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes and 86 million adults aged 20 years and older have prediabetes.

Diabetes Latest| Features | CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/features/diabetesfactsheet/

In ancient China diabetes used to be a fairly rare disease occurring only in old age because people were physically active. Still diabetes (Xiao Ke) was treated as far back as the Yellow Emperors classic and many of China’s top anti aging remedies such as ginseng were used. Much modern research shows that these remedies were somewhat effective and may be of real use in modern times helping folks with what is considered pre-diabetes manage their health and avoid full blown diabetes with more natural methods. (more…)

July 10, 2017
Joe Brady

Staying in Touch: Loneliness and Health

Staying in touch with people helps you stay in touch with reality.

The rise of human loneliness may be one of the most serious sources of disease in the Twentieth Century. This, according to James J. Lynch, Ph.D. in his book “The Broken Heart, Medical Consequences of Loneliness.“

Whether we like it or not, we human beings are social animals, very few people thrive as hermits. For most of us, being around other people and staying connected to other people is an important source of our connection to reality. In order to do well in life and enjoy a good, high quality of life, you have to be willing to put up with people. People can be a pain in the rear end, but loneliness is worse.
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