Living with Cancer: Self-Care and Spiritual Wellness During This Difficult Time If you are facing a cancer diagnosis, you want to do everything in your power to improve your chances of getting out alive. We all know the typical avenues available for cancer treatment: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, etc. What some people may not consider Read More »
Soup for breakfast only sounds weird until you’ve tried it. Once you see you good you feel with that warm nourishing bellyful, you won’t look back. AND it’s so much healthier than those danishes and bagels (no offence to bakers). Start your day off with warm, energy-packed food and enjoy your baked goods at your Read More »
What is bone broth, and why do we eat it? For those of you who’ve come into the office, you may have gotten advice to incorporate bone broth into your diet. It’s not only a fad, but we’ve also been getting healthy eating bone based soup for generations (chicken soup anyone?). The advantage of making Read More »
The weather outside is Frightful! Today (Friday) it will ONLY be in the low 90s, up from the low 70s earlier this week. Tomorrow will be than mid-90s and Sunday will be a mere 105. Monday is the hottest day at 107 and then it will SLOWLY go back down to the low 90s. So Read More »
(See what I did there?) Because I want you to be smiling when you click through to this article, which will shake the very foundation of the world for some of you. This is the second in an infrequent foray into the controversial world of over-watering ourselves. Here’s an article from the New York Times, Read More »
We have fitbooks in our clinic. And we hear from many of our patients that they prefer the apps on their phone, but here’s a story about one fitbook user who found it really does change things up when you write things down. I know from apps I have on my phone that it’s easy Read More »
More to come on this subject as more nephrologists and urologist (kidney and urinary tracts doctors) start to weigh in on the water trend. But baby steps for now. Here’s a quick excerpt from the June 2013 AARP Bulletin: “Q: Do I really need to drink eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy? Read More »
This is a new occasional series of articles where I’ll share what I’m eating, to help jump start your meal ideas. I know it’s hard to come up with meal ideas, especially when you’re switching to a new way of approaching food.
From time to time I’ll be compiling lists of foods for various health concerns and posting them. I hope you find them interesting but do remember that you should never radically alter your diet without first discussing your current health with your MD or acupuncturist, or both!
In Traditional Oriental Medicine the Lungs govern Qi and respiration. They’re responsible for inhaling Qi from the atmosphere, combining it with the Qi received from food and spreading the resultant useable Qi throughout the entire body. The Lungs are called the tender organ because they are the most external organs and they connect the body to the outside world. The Lungs are easily attacked by external pathogenic factors, in this case smoky, ashy, hot air. When the air we’re taking in is poor quality, we tire easily. Of course, when we’re breathing fine air and eating garbage we get tired easily, but that’s another discussion.