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A Simple Routine to Improve Balance and Ankle Mobility

To build upon the ankle plantar flexion stretch that I shared earlier, here is a short routine of 3 mobility exericses that I enjoy doing to improve ankle mobility:

Ankle Raises While on Balls of Feet:

Ankle raises are excellent for strengthening your calf muscles and Achilles tendon, and for warming up all of the soft tissues that surround your ankle joints. Ankle raises are also helpful for developing balance and proprioception. Read more about A Simple Routine to Improve Balance and Ankle Mobility

 

What to do About Cancer - Part One

Updated on February 1st, 2019

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

Updated on February 1st, 2019

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

 

Why I Moved to Korea in my late 20s

One of our readers requested notes with our vlogs for those who prefer reading rather than listening. Maddie's question along with notes written to summarize what was covered in the vlog are included below.

Shared with permission:

Dear Dr. Kim, Read more about Why I Moved to Korea in my late 20s

 

How X-Rays Damage The Body

Original article below published in November of 2004, reposted on January 30, 2019 along with the video clip from the Joe Rogan Podcast above with guest Dr. David Sinclair. Read more about How X-Rays Damage The Body

 

Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Soup - A Digestive Tonic

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Updated on January 27, 2019

To make soup that your family and friends will rave about, all you need are a handful of wholesome ingredients: two heads of cauliflower, a couple of Yukon gold potatoes, two shallots or a yellow onion, and a fresh bunch of any favorite herb.

As with most soups that include a healthy portion of cooked Yukon gold potatoes, I find that this soup is consistently helpful to those with an inflamed stomach or colon. Read more about Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Soup - A Digestive Tonic

 

2 Ways to Decrease Risk of Dementia Plus Thoughts on Loneliness Among the Elderly

For more discussion on how to ward off loneliness, isolation, and depression, please visit:

https://drbenkim.com/thoughts-from-our-elders.htm

Or you can contribute to this discussion in the comments section under this video at our YouTube channel: Read more about 2 Ways to Decrease Risk of Dementia Plus Thoughts on Loneliness Among the Elderly

 

Thoughts on Supporting Our Elders

In today's newsletter, I mentioned that I'll soon be giving a talk to some students that will touch on the growing epidemic of loneliness, isolation, and depression among the elderly in developed countries. I included a request for some feedback from our readership. Specifically, for those in their 60s and beyond, I asked the following two questions:

What do you value most at this point in your life?

And thinking back to earlier seasons of your journey, what would you do differently if you knew what you do now? Read more about Thoughts on Supporting Our Elders

 

Carbohydrate Cravings | Iron Deficiency Anemia in Premenopausal Women

From a brief Q&A with Daniela Ginta, a freelance writer based in Kamloops, BC, writing a feature article on women's health for a Canadian publication.

1. Do women experience fluctuating carbohydrate cravings and if yes, what is the most probable cause (or causes)? How to best manage such cravings? Read more about Carbohydrate Cravings | Iron Deficiency Anemia in Premenopausal Women

 

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