Episode 43: The Ubiquity of Ubiquinone

In Chinese Medicine, one of the medical diet rules of thumb states that: “When an organ is deficient, eat that organ meat”. An interesting rule indeed, as it has been echoed by the likes of many Paleo diet enthusiasts, as … Read More

Episode 38: Eczema aka Atopic Dermatitis

Though eczema is a collection of inflammatory skin conditions, Atopic Dermatitis or AD is by far the most common type that is talked about. AD occurs in individuals with a family history of allergies, asthma and hayfever. Chinese Medicine also … Read More

Episode 21: Onychomycosis

Onychomycosis is a the name given to a series of fungal infections that tend to infect people’s finger and toenails, causing them to either fall off, or become crusty, white and brittle. This fungus can be very troublesome to eradicate. … Read More

Episode 16: Apple Cider Vinegar House Rules

Apple cider vinegar, like mustard, has been used for thousands of years in medicine. Chinese Medicine views apple cider vinegar as both sour and bitter, slightly warming and invigorating, detoxifying and anti-parasitic. In western medicine, it has been used since … Read More

The Double Edged Sword that is Fluorine

Fluorine resides in the class of elements known as ‘Halogens’ in the periodic table. Other elements in this division include Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine and Astatine. Fluorine is by far, one of the most reactive elements in the halogens as well … Read More

The Sour Taste in TCM

The Sweet Taste in TCM

Acupuncture’s Benefits

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

Eating Healthy the Scrooge Way

If I had a dollar for every time I have heard a patient tell me that “I can’t afford to eat healthy”, I would be as rich as Scrooge. The sad thing about this is that everyone can afford to … Read More