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!

February 3, 2019
Joe Brady

Getting a good night’s sleep

Calm the Spirit and Nourish the Heart

Learn to calm the spirit and ensure a good nights sleep. This tutorial will focus upon the root causes of most sleep disorders and easy to use, self help techniques from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn acu-points and herbs for getting a good nights sleep.

What is going on

80% of all sleep disorders are caused by anxiety. Fear is of something real and anxiety is when the mind latches onto some imaginary.  If you have fear of something you should do something about it. If there is nothing you can do about it you have to learn to let it go. 

January 27, 2019
Joe Brady

Chinese Herbs for Inflammation and Infections

According to a study reported in the National Center for Biotechnology Information of the National Library of Medicine the heat clearing herbs of traditional Chinese medicine can be quite effective in the treatment of inflammation and infections. 

A growing number of high quality randomized controlled trials suggests that alternative therapies may improve the management of breast cancer symptoms and adverse effects from its treatment. The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) produced an evidence-based guideline on the use of integrative therapies for the management of symptoms such as anxiety and stress, mood disorders, fatigue, quality of life, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, lymphedema, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, pain, and sleep disturbance. Interventions of interest included mind and body practices, natural products, and lifestyle modifications.

January 20, 2019
Joe Brady

Exercise is Medicine

Physical inactivity is a fast-growing public health problem and contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, depression and anxiety, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Exercise is Medicine® calls on each person dedicated to the idea that exercise truly is medicine to continue to build, support and advocate for physical activity as essential for global health and wellbeing. Read on for specific exercise prescriptions for various health problems.

January 13, 2019
Joe Brady

Cultivation of Wisdom, The Lifelong Learner

In recent years researchers have looked at positive, healthy aspects of the aging mind instead of just looking at pathology or what makes us sick in the mind. The cultivation of wisdom turns out to be a key to brains aging in a healthy manner. The old adage “use it or lose it” becomes a central maxim. 

  People are living longer than ever before.  This can be a mixed blessing.  Many uncomfortable changes occur in aging, but change can be good.  One of the most positive changes is in (what scientists call) crystalline and fluid intelligence … or what is commonly called wisdom. Living longer allows us more time to gain some level of insight into what makes this crazy, mixed up world tick. As we get older, we should be getting wiser.

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January 6, 2019
Joe Brady

Ancient Medicine is Changing Modern Medicine

The January 19th issue of National Geographic highlights how traditional Chinese medicine is taking the scientific community by storm. This ancient medicine is accumulating an evidence base that rivals the best in modern medicine even a Nobel prize in Medicine in 2015. Scientists from leading universities in the United States and Europe, including Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, UCLA, Duke, and Oxford University are looking at the scientific underpinnings of some traditional treatments for diseases such as pain, depression, anxiety, and even heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Parkinson’s.