Thursday, October 19, 2017

Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Dr. Baxter Montgomery's video about how a plant-based diet can improve many symptoms of disease. CLICK HERE to watch his informative video.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How Meditation Inspired John Coltrane

In the 50th-anniversary year of the death of John Coltrane, Zen teacher Sean Murphy looks back at the jazz icon and how meditation practice and a deep interest in Eastern traditions informed his monumental late-period work. READ MORE

Friday, September 29, 2017

Are Lectins Good or Bad for You?

Dr. Michael Greger posted a video to explain why those who eat more beans and whole grans have less cancer. Click here to watch.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Optimal Bowel Movement Frequency

Hippocrates thought bowel movements should ideally be two or three times a day, which is what we see in populations on traditional plant-based diets. These traditional diets have the kind of fiber intakes we see in our fellow Great Apes and may be more representative of the type of diets we evolved eating for millions of years. It seems somewhat optimistic, though, to expect the average American to adopt a rural African diet. We can, however, eat more plant-based and bulk up enough to take the Hippocratic oath to go two or three times a day. Click here to read the full article.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Mercury in Retrograde

"You may have heard friends say, “Oh, no – Mercury is about to retrograde again!” If you don’t know astrology, you may have wondered what they were talking about. Of all planetary aspects, this one seems to garner the most attention from readers, and it certainly generates the most mail. 

The reason for their interest is clear – this phenomenon is one of the few that affects everyone in a fairly uniform way, and its effects are always obvious. Once you begin to pay attention to how events in your life change during these phases, you will soon see how important it is to take note of them." READ MORE  

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Value of Acupuncture in Cancer Care

"There are a few conditions for which sound research has demonstrated acupuncture to be an effective and safe adjunct therapy for cancer care. Randomized clinical trials (RCT) have demonstrated that acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Research studies also suggest acupuncture may be helpful in managing cancer-related pain, chemotherapy-related neutropenia, cancer fatigue, and radiation-induced xerostomia. Acupuncture, an ancient medical treatment originating in China, is gaining momentum and acceptance as a valid intervention in medical practice. In the past decade acupuncture and other integrative medicine programs have been established in many major medical centers in the United States." READ MORE...  

Why You Need Acupuncture Before and After Surgery

"Surgery can be a scary thing. Although best avoided, there are times where surgery is necessary. It can help you regain function and quality of life. Any procedure can have emotional and physical effects, but there are ways to minimize the negative effects of surgery. Being comfortable with your doctor is a must, so you feel good about the procedure and what it entails. Being at your best physically and mentally prior to surgery helps in faster recovery and less complications. See below why part of that preparation should be acupuncture treatments, and why it can help you get back to your amazing life faster."  READ MORE...     

Friday, August 25, 2017

FDA Proposes That Doctors Learn About Acupuncture for Pain Management

Chiropractors and acupuncturists who have lobbied for a bigger role in treating pain have won a preliminary endorsement from federal health officials. Photo by Max Tactic/via Adobe
Chiropractors and acupuncturists who have lobbied for a bigger role in treating pain have won a preliminary endorsement from federal health officials. Photo by Max Tactic/via AdobeChiropractors and acupuncturists who have lobbied for a bigger role in treating pain have won a preliminary endorsement from federal health officials.
The Food and Drug Administration released proposed changesWednesday to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain. The guidelines now recommend that doctors get information about chiropractic care and acupuncture as therapies that might help patients avoid prescription opioids.
“[Health care providers] should be knowledgeable about the range of available therapies, when they may be helpful, and when they should be used as part of a multidisciplinary approach to pain management,” the agency wrote in the proposal.

CLICK HERE to read the complete article...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Lightheaded? Top 5 Reasons You Might Feel Woozy

"Feeling woozy, lightheaded, or a little faint is a common complaint among older adults. Although it's not usually caused by anything life-threatening, it could be, so you need to be careful. Dehydration, medication side effects, sudden blood pressure drops, low blood sugar, and heart disease or stroke may be to blame." READ MORE...    

Monday, July 3, 2017

Keeping Your Smart Phone Nearby May Not Be So Smart

 As many as 75% of adults in the US own a smartphone. While these devices may make life more efficient, experiments with groups of college students suggest that keeping your smartphone out of sight can make it easier to focus on demanding mental tasks. READ MORE...