Barefoot Doctor's Journal

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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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December 10, 2017
Joe Brady

The Elements of Enjoyment

It is all too easy to fall into the idea that our happiness, our enjoyment is dependent upon forces outside of ourselves – dependent upon our families, dependent upon our incomes, dependent upon our geographical location or the circumstances of our health. Meanwhile, scientists are finding what our ancestors knew: enjoyment comes from within the individual. The Elements of Enjoyment are created or destroyed by our own attitude, not by our circumstances.


December 4, 2017
Joe Brady

Life Long Learning Resources from Oxford

For all of you that have helped with the Oxford Study over the years and all of you that are helping make this a healthier world, Joe and Jacqui would like to pass along to you this very special gift of Life Long Learning Resources this holiday season.

A gift to you from the University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education:
The Festive Countdown Calendar

Discover something new every day in December! Our festive countdown calendar contains thirty-one days of free, online learning – enough to take you right up to the new year. Fun, interactive, educational resources, picked for you by Oxford Continuing Education academics and staff, with help from ‘GLAM’ – the University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums.

Please accept our thanks for being part of Oxford Continuing Education’s community of learning – a community that spans more than 120 countries worldwide. We wish you a wonderful festive season and an educationally enriching new year.
Feel free to share this incredible resource with your own friends.

November 25, 2017
Joe Brady

Medical Qi Gong and Cancer

Living life with Cancer

The earliest records of cancer treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine appear in the oracle bone scriptures (16-11th century B.C.). Since that time Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed many therapies that work quite well in conjunction with western medical treatments. This cancer tutorial will show you several medical Qi Gong approaches to helping the patient become an active participant in their own healing. (more…)

November 19, 2017
Joe Brady

Autumn is a time to give thanks

Tips from the Yellow Emperor’s Medicine Cabinet

Autumn is a time to reflect…
If we have enjoyed bounty, give thanks,
If the year has been difficult
be happy for what you do have.
and resolve to do better when the chance appears.
Deng Ming-Dao

Autumn is a time to give thanks

“The three months of Autumn are the season for harvest.
It is getting cooler and the wind is blowing stronger.
The Qi of earth is clear and everything is changing color.
Go to sleep when it is dark and get up at dawn, just like the rooster.
Keep calm and relaxed and keep your vital energy in good balance.
It will help you resist the adverse influence of the cold autumn air.
That is the way to adapt to autumn and nurture the harvesting Qi.
Violating it will result in injury to the lungs (cold & flu).”
Huang Di Nei Jing The Yellow Emperor’s Classic on Internal Medicine (more…)

November 12, 2017
Joe Brady

Healthcare is Not An Industry

The United States currently has the most expensive health care system in the world. Different studies rank healthcare systems differently so results vary but anyway you look at it the U.S. always ranks poorly and never in the top ten despite the fact that we spend way more money. Here are the top seven health care systems in the world according to a London-based research institute released its 10th annual global Prosperity Index in November, a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. These rankings compare 104 variables to come up with its list, splitting those variables into nine subindexes. One of the big components of this ranking is how healthy a country’s people are. (more…)