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Interview: Considering a Career in Alternative Medicine

In early 2011, a fellow tennis player in Barrie, Caitlyn Lawrence, now a university student in South Carolina, asked me to participate in a career-related Q&A for a class project. I thought that some of the following would be useful to others considering a career in health care. - Ben Kim Read more about Interview: Considering a Career in Alternative Medicine

 

Six Measures of Heart Health

As a follow-up to my outline of the three most important determinants of cardiovascular health, this post reviews six reliable measures of how healthy your heart is. Read more about Six Measures of Heart Health

 

Why Singing is Good for Your Health

Looking for a fun way to get and stay healthy?

Try singing on a regular basis.

But not any old singing will do. The kind of singing that will provide you with significant health benefits has to come from deep inside your chest, even from your abdomen. Read more about Why Singing is Good for Your Health

 

Designed to Heal

When looking to overcome a specific health challenge, for most of us, the tendency is to look for a remedy - some pill, cream, or perhaps a liquid that we can drink - that will fix our problem right up. Read more about Designed to Heal

 

A Sick Health Care System

Originally published on September 23, 2006

One of the main goals that I have for this web site is to encourage our readers to learn how to be their own best doctors. Read more about A Sick Health Care System

 

Healthy Foods that Promote Deep Sleep

If you're following sound advice on how to get a good night's rest, and still having trouble sleeping soundly, you may want to try eating a bedtime snack that combines a concentrated dietary source of tryptophan with a healthy carbohydrate-rich food. Read more about Healthy Foods that Promote Deep Sleep

 

Dental Health Matters

The following excerpts on toothpastes and preventing tooth decay are from How To Save Your Teeth: Toxic-Free Preventive Dentistry, by David Kennedy, Doctor of Dental Surgery. Many thanks to Dr. Kennedy for giving us permission to share this valuable information with our readers.

Toothpastes: Do They Help? Read more about Dental Health Matters

 

How to Quickly Boost Mental Alertness and Energy with Acupressure

One of the first points that I learned about during my education in contemporary medical acupuncture was GV-26, also known as Governing Vessel 26.

GV-26 is also called Shui Gou, and is traditionally used as a first-aid revival point due to its effectiveness in restoring consciousness and mental alertness after a person has fainted or become extremely weak. Read more about How to Quickly Boost Mental Alertness and Energy with Acupressure

 

Why Sleeping in Darkness is Important to Your Health

Female night shift workers have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than the rest of the female population. An interesting study in the December 1, 2005 issue of Cancer Research provides new information that might partly explain why this is.

Researchers found that sleeping for several hours in nighttime darkness promotes a healthy blood level of a hormone called melatonin, which can significantly suppress the growth and proliferation of breast tumours. Read more about Why Sleeping in Darkness is Important to Your Health

 

Questions and Answers on Vitamin D

What follows are answers to three of the most common questions that I received in response to my post on How to Make Sure that You Are Getting Enough Vitamin D for Your Best Health

Q. Won't regularly getting sunlight on my skin increase my risk of melanoma? Read more about Questions and Answers on Vitamin D

 

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