Tag: Lifelong learning

April 7, 2019 Joe Brady

What if you went to the doctor and instead of a handful of pills she gave you a pass to the art museum? that’s what Dr Stephanie Tierney, a researcher at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, is researching with the help of the University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) team to…

November 11, 2018 Joe Brady

A great big thank you to all who participated by filling out a survey or attending the classes in the Community Med School pilot study. We are headed to Harvard Medical School this week to make our presentation and hopefully make a strong argument for a larger study. Special thanks to Barbe Ratcliffe with the…

September 3, 2018 Joe Brady

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are calling for more targeted research on alternative treatments for chronic pain management. The opioid epidemic, pain, addiction; and mental health problems require a coordinated scientific effort if we are to stem the tide of opioid deaths in the U.S….

April 29, 2018 Joe Brady

From the ancient Taoist alchemists to modern molecular biology the science of gerontology has sought after mankind’s oldest dream, to live to a ripe old age with the health and vigor of youth. Closer now than ever before, many scientists believe we are on the cusp of dramatically altering the way we age, and many…

April 22, 2018 Joe Brady

Medical Qigong is the primary form of exercise therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine. In Chinese medicine, Qigong exercises are considered superior to herbal medicine and acupuncture because patients learn to keep themselves healthy by using exercises designed to cultivate a strong mind and a strong body.  With over 3600 psychophysiological exercises developed over centuries,…

February 4, 2018 Joe Brady

An old saying from the tai-chi classics runs, Winning by fighting is the worst way; winning without fighting is better; winning hearts is best. We are currently living in the most peaceful, non-violent times in all of human history and almost nobody knows about it. Suffering from historical amnesia and media-driven myopia, most people today…

January 13, 2018 Joe Brady

Oxford Study Lectures- Community Med School Living Healthy Naturally A public lecture series for people interested in learning the natural health and healing secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine. at the University of Denver’s Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI) and Heather Gardens Designed to share traditional Chinese medicine with our greater community, our mission is…

December 10, 2017 Joe Brady

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…

January 22, 2017 Joe Brady

Healthy Aging in Mind, Body and Spirit Healthy mind/body practices like Tai Chi, Qigong and yoga help reestablish the connection between mind and body and prevent many of the debilitations we see in aging. A review of 77 studies, found strong evidence that such practices improve cardiorespiratory fitness, physical function and bone health, balance and…