Herbs; Its all a matter of Taste

So if you think that Buckley’s cough mixture tastes bad, I’ll participate in a little one-upmanship and tell you about Chinese Herbs.  But before we go there, I will explain why taste is all-important.  Chinese medicine classifies herbs in a … Read More

Pranayama Mama!

Have you ever been so busy that you couldn’t even catch your breath?  We all have at one time or another and the reason for it is that we all tend to chronically chest-breathe.  Chest breathing is usually something that … Read More

Do yoga, get bent

If I had a nickel for every time I have heard the following phrase, I’d be a nickel millionaire: “I’m not flexible enough to do yoga”.  It is also a rather ironic statement since we do yoga in order to … Read More

Fermented foods preserve your guts

Hippocrates once said: “All disease begins in the gut”. This statement has proven to be far more accurate than he would ever have guessed and the reason is gut flora. Defective gut flora or “gut dysbiosis” can occur in anyone … Read More

Ode to GMO

When food comes to mind, In an unnourished vein, A soybean abounds with, Round up ready stain, A cow will get hungry, And ask every morn, For a diet of grass, Yet we feed it corn, But natural it’s not, … Read More

The Point of Prophylactic Acupuncture

Wouldn’t it be great if you could take an aspirin and make all of its anti-inflammatory properties go to one specific location (i.e.: your shoulder), but suffer none of the side effects such as stomach upset? Well it turns out … Read More

The Green Side of Medicine

Medicine can be green. Drugs tend to pollute not only our bodies but also the environment when they are excreted as well as during their production process. Yet, green eco-friendly options do exist. … Read More