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Hello, and welcome to our natural health community.

My name is Ben Kim. I'm a chiropractor and acupuncturist living and working in the greater Toronto area in Canada.

I started this site back in March of 2003 when I established a residential fasting and chiropractic clinic in Barrie, Ontario.

The goal of this site is simple: it's to help you understand what you need to do on a regular basis to experience your best health.

If you've been searching for answers to your health concerns, you might be feeling confused by the conflicting views that exist in conventional and alternative medical circles on how to address different health challenges.

As you read through my articles, I hope that you gain clarity on your concerns, and confidence in your ability to support your best health via your daily lifestyle choices. I don't have answers for every health challenge, but I do feel that in the years since entering private practice in 1997, I have learned what the most important determinants of good overall health are, and I regularly write about these determinants here.

Through my years of practice and consulting, I have helped enough people recover from severe and chronic health challenges to know that there is always reason to hope for and expect improvement with your health if you apply the principles found throughout this site.

If you're not sure where to start, please feel free to view some of the following resources that I have published on common health concerns:

Movement Patterns, Stretches, and Exercises to Improve Mobility

Why Frequent Blinking is Essential for Healthy Eyes and Optimal Vision

How to Protect Your Health In The Computer Era

Understanding Blood Pressure

How to Prevent Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

How to Prevent Osteoporosis

Understanding and Overcoming Chronic Depression

How to Protect Your Health Against Toxic Behavior

If you find this site to be helpful, then I encourage you to sign up for my free e-newsletter below. Doing so will allow you to receive new articles as I publish them.

In case you are curious about my background, I studied at the University of Toronto before going on to earn my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1997 at the National University of Health Sciences in Illinois. I graduated summa cum laude and class salutatorian, and more importantly, I walked away from my years of formal education with an excellent foundation in basic and clinical sciences - it's a foundation that I largely credit for any help that I have given to patients, clients, and readers of this site over the years.

After graduating, I traveled to the arctic of Alaska, where I worked at Barrow Chiropractic Clinic, where I served thousands of people living in a group of Inuit Villages. Following my time in Alaska, I completed a residential internship at the TrueNorth Health Center in northern California for certification in therapeutic fasting supervision by the International Association of Hygienic Physicians.

I'm also a graduate of the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University.

This site wouldn't be possible without initial contributions by my wife, Margaret Chuong-Kim. Margaret holds a B.A. in psychology from York University, and an M.A. in counselling psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

Margaret has worked with women and children survivors of domestic violence and members of the psychiatric community. She also has experience with crisis intervention and parent education.

Together, Margaret and I are grateful parents to two boys - our older son is a physical replica of her, and our youngest takes after his proud papa.

We are extremely fortunate to work with a trio of wonderfully kind and competent women - Crystal, Renu, and Naintara.

Colleen is our Client Care Manager. She lives with her family in Missouri and has a special appreciation for feeling balanced in all areas of her life and being near large bodies of water.

Renu and Naintara are a mother-daughter team based in Delhi. As our Order Processing Manager, Renu is the one who makes sure that orders for resources at our natural health catalogue are processed accurately and in a timely manner. Naintara is our world-class programmer; whenever there is a need for upgrading the software that makes our site possible, she comes to the rescue.


As this website has evolved, and as our readership has grown into hundreds of thousands of people in more than 150 countries, I have been fortunate to correspond with countless thoughtful people from many different walks of life. I hope that you get as much inspiration from this site as I have received from our readers.

Wishing you peace and good health,

Ben Kim

P.S. For those of you who are interested in water fasting, please note that I am currently on a sabbatical from our water fasting program. As of May 22, 2015, I don't have plans to return to water fasting supervision, but water fasting for health recovery is something that I am passionate about, so I don't rule out returning to this practice at some point in the future when our children are older.

I currently maintain small outpatient chiropractic and consulting practices, but my schedule is limited to caring for those who have been receiving my care for many years now; I'm sorry to report that I am not accepting new patients for the time being.


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Just found your website! It is awesome - thank you for all of this wonderful information and sharing what you have learned.

I am looking forward to trying some of your supplements. Always looking for the purest and best sources. I am a Registered Nurse and Aesthetician, trying to decide which Holistic Nutrition program to study.



Dr Kim,

I just have to tell you how amazing I think you are! Your articles are so thoughtful and informative. Your recent article on "toxic people" was so right on! I just moved on from a neighbor/friend who is in her 60's and has adult temper tantrums (I walk on egg shells as I never know what might set her off). I decided since I don't have this problem with anyone else and never have that it was best to move on from this person. Such a relief not being around that energy.

Anyway, your article hit many of your articles do. It is obvious that you genuinely care about making this world a better place! Thank you for all your positive vibes and caring insightful articles. You rock!!!

Kristin from San Francisco

Thank you for inspiring time energy,and money to share your knowledge and experience with people.your kind informations are helpful to our daily health routin,
wish you success.
Dr.shariati ph.d

Hi Dr. Kim,

This is a very belated message to send encouragement and support to your mother-in-law and also your family. Thank you for sharing more about her. Keeping her in my praysrs and sending positive vibrations to all of you :)

Thank you so much Alicia. My mother-in-law passed away in March of 2015. She was greatly loved and respected by those closest to her. I appreciate your thoughtful note. - Ben

Doctor Kim
Your videos are first class,thank-you.

Just a short note to THANK YOU for being a blessing to me and so many people who have benefitted and have been helped by your advice and other sharings!

Happy Friday & Blessed Weekend !

Hi Dr Kim,
Thank you so much for your generous advice and wonderful videos. I have read your pages about tendinitis but I am still struggling after 18 months with problems in both arms, golfers and tennis elbow.It is so painful and I feel like I am getting nowhere with it healing. Do you have any further suggestions please to stop the pain so I can begin the strengthening exercises, Many thanks, Jo

Hi Jo,

If you have given the area adequate rest, if you have worn an appropriate brace during activities that require use of that arm, and if you have tried eccentric strengthening exercises with a flex-bar, then one other option to look at is platelet-rich plasma therapy. You can read about it here:

I hope that you are able to experience improvement in the days ahead.

Ben Kim

Thank you Dr Kim. I will have a read. I have actually been able to start some strengthening exercises with the flex bar and hoping this will help. Thank you for your wonderful site. So greatly appreciated, Jo


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