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!

October 8, 2018
Joe Brady

Mind/Body Practices and Cancer

Though never to be used as a substitute for medical treatment, mind/body practices such as Tai Chi, Yoga, and meditation have proven to be valuable adjunct therapies for people with cancer. Actually, we all get cancer at least a half a million times in our lives. That according to the late Nobel prizes winning tumor biologist B.P. Medawar. Our immune systems are actually quite effective in preventing full-blown cancer from arising, but every once in a while one slips through. Cultivating a strong mind and a strong body is essential when surviving cancer.

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October 7, 2018
Joe Brady

TAI CHI, QI GONG, PUSHING HANDS WORKSHOPS

OCTOBER 13-14

For those who participated and attended the Zhang San Feng Cultural Arts Festival this year, we are sharing this unique opportunity with all those interested…..

A SPECIAL INVITATION!

(To those who practice and are interested in all styles of Taiji – especially those who practice Yang and Wu family Taiji)

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY to receive information straight from the source – the root – from the village of Guang Fu – the birthplace of Wu Yu-Xiang and Yang Lu Chan, founder of Yang Taiji.

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October 1, 2018
Joe Brady

Complementary and Integrative Medicine: The Future of Health Promotion

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Benjamin Franklin

Quality health education programs have the potential to improve the health and quality of life for millions of people. In the United States, 85% of adults do not achieve the recommended amount of physical activity and 32.2% of men and 35.5% of women are considered obese. People who are obese and inactive increase their risk for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, and certain cancers.

Complementary and integrative medicine approaches offer great promise in promoting healthy lifestyles, and research in using alternatives is well justified. (more…)

September 24, 2018
Joe Brady

Evidence-Based Medicine

“Health illiteracy causes more deaths than cancer, diabetes or any other major killer” Walter Bortz M.D.

Quality health education programs teaching evidence-based medicine have the potential to improve the health and quality of life for millions of people. The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University is offering free access to a wealth of resources for the public as well as physicians and researchers to help sort through the clutter. (more…)

September 16, 2018
Joe Brady

Nature’s Therapy: Go Outside and Play

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, one whole group of therapeutic exercises involve what is called “Nature’s Therapy”.  The ancient Chinese believed that there is something inherently therapeutic about being around nature. Sunbathing, air baths, water therapy even gardening have their place in the constellation of therapeutic practices that comprise Traditional Chinese Medicine. To see what modern science has to say about it please join us on September 19 at 11:00 a.m. ET, when Dr. Gregory Bratman of the University of Washington will give a talk about nature experience and how it affects health. You can watch it on NIH Videocast go to https://nccih.nih.gov/news/events/IMlectures?nav=govd. (more…)