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A Growing Cause of Sleep Deprivation and Chronic Illness

Sara H. is a 25-year-old teacher who lives and works in northern California. She contacted me in September 2013 for help with chronic headaches and bloating. I actually met Sara years earlier when she came to our fasting clinic to support her mom, who did a 3-week water-only fast to address hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis. When Sara reached out to me, I remembered how caring and unassuming she was as a teenager, so I was eager to offer support. Read more about A Growing Cause of Sleep Deprivation and Chronic Illness

 

Lovely Persimmons

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This might sound a little funny, but persimmons have long held a special place in my heart. As a young boy, I remember my parents picking up a case of heart-shaped Hachiya persimmons from the Korean grocery store in Toronto every winter just before Christmas. We'd gently check them every morning to see if one had ripened enough to eat. It was a true test of patience because if they weren't ripe enough, halfway down the fruit toward its stem, the flesh would make your lips and mouth pucker from its astringency, caused by a high concentration of tannins. Though I didn't understand the science of it as a child, waiting for full ripening meant allowing the naturally occurring tannins to become inert, leaving incredibly sweet and tender fruit. Read more about Lovely Persimmons

 

How to Make Healthy Mushroom Frittatas (Omelettes)

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I suppose you could call them mini mushroom omelettes, but enoki mushroom frittatas has a nice ring to it, no? However you choose to name this dish, know going in that it provides a wonderfully chewy texture that makes it natural to pair with rice or noodles. Read more about How to Make Healthy Mushroom Frittatas (Omelettes)

 

What to do About Cancer - Part One

First, let's be clear on what cancer is and how it may hurt your health.

The building blocks of your brain, lungs, liver, heart, skin, and other organs are one or more of the following types of tissue: Read more about What to do About Cancer - Part One

 

What to do About Cancer - Part Two

In part one of this look at what to do about cancer, I expressed support for surgical excision of a malignant tumor whenever deemed prudent by those involved.

Generally, I don't feel as good about radiation and chemotherapy, but before I explain why, please allow me to say this: if you've already undergone radiation or chemotherapy, consider your body strong and resilient, having withstood the harmful effects of these therapies. Read more about What to do About Cancer - Part Two

 

Foam Rolling Routine

How to Foam Roll Your Lower Legs - Gastrocnemius, Soleus, Flexor Hallucis Longus, Tibialis Anterior, Peroneus Longus, Brevis, and Tertius, and Soles of Feet:

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Prostate Gland Care

If you're male and over the age of 20, the best time to get serious about taking care of your prostate gland is now. Conventional medical guidelines recommend annual digital (finger) rectal examinations to screen for prostate enlargement and cancer, beginning in your 41st year. In recent years, I've observed an increasing number of men in their 20s and 30s exhibiting symptoms of prostate gland dysfunction. Read more about Prostate Gland Care

 

An Introduction to 90/90 Hip Mobility Exercises

90/90 hip mobility work is highly effective for improving functional range of motion of your hip joints.

Before beginning 90/90 work, I suggest warming up your spine, particularly your lower spine, as sitting in the 90/90 position can put some strain on your spine and surrounding soft tissues, and thoroughly warming up your back will decrease risk of straining muscles and ligaments in and around your spine. Read more about An Introduction to 90/90 Hip Mobility Exercises

 

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