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Dangers of Tongue Piercing

I just ran across an interesting article on the dangers of tongue piercing in the on-line version of USA TODAY.

The article mentions the case study of a 20-year-old woman who grew a permanent "second tongue" after wearing a stud in her tongue for approximately one year. Her "second tongue" was scar tissue that likely formed due to irritation by an inch-long stud that was a haven for plaque formation. Read more about Dangers of Tongue Piercing


The Way Home

My wife and I saw an excellent movie over the weekend.

It's a Korean film called The Way Home.

It won the Korean Oscar for Best Film in 2002 and
surpassed even The Lord Of the Rings to become the
highest grossing film in Korea in 2002.

I won't attempt to describe this film. I'll just say
that it captures a few aspects of Korean culture that Read more about The Way Home


Sending Korean Children Abroad

From Our Mailbag:

Dr Kim,

I know that this has nothing to do with health, but since you seem to enjoy writing about Korean culture, I thought I would ask...why is it that so many young children from Korea have attended our elementary school in the past 3 years? I have a cousin who is a teacher in Los Angeles and she tells me that the same thing is happening there.

Wendy Griffin
Vancouver, British Columbia Read more about Sending Korean Children Abroad


Refreshing Cucumber Salad Recipe


1 large cucumber, peeled
1 large field tomato, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
3 tablespoons house dressing, or 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and sea salt, to taste

Directions: Read more about Refreshing Cucumber Salad Recipe


The Anti-Cancer Diet

In response to an article on ways to prevent cancer that I wrote a few weeks ago, several subscribers sent in letters asking for a specific anti-cancer diet, one that can be followed after receiving chemotherapy.

I recommend the following guidelines to people who visit our clinic looking to get stronger and healthier after a bout with chemotherapy: Read more about The Anti-Cancer Diet


Hospitals Serving Up French Fries Laden With Trans Fats

The Center For Science In the Public Interest (CSPI) released a special report on February 6, 2006 which indicates that many of the top hospitals in the United States are serving up French fries that are laden with trans fats.

The following chart indicates the number of grams of trans fat that were found in 6 ounces of French fries from McDonald's, 18 medical centers and hospitals, and the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Food and Drug Administration. Read more about Hospitals Serving Up French Fries Laden With Trans Fats


Vegetable Curry with Lemon Grass Rice


1 and 2/3 cups of coconut millk
2 teaspoons of coconut oil
1 and 1/4 cups of vegetable broth
6-8 ounces of Yukon or new potatoes, quartered
4 ounces of baby corn cobs
2 teaspoons of raw/unpasteurized honey
6 ounches of broccoli florets
1 orange, yellow, or red bell pepper, seeded and sliced lengthwise
Sea salt and pepper (optional) Read more about Vegetable Curry with Lemon Grass Rice


Hotel Rwanda

I have to admit, this past weekend, my wife and I were
toast. Mentally and physically, we needed a break.

So we were grateful to get a call from the library on
Saturday morning saying that our request to borrow the
movie, "Hotel Rwanda" was ready to be fulfilled.

Let me tell you, although parts of this movie had us
in tears of sadness, it also left us deeply inspired.
Viewing this film really opened our eyes to some of Read more about Hotel Rwanda


Traditional Kim Chi Recipe

If you're looking for a healthy kim chi recipe, you've stumbled upon the right page on the world wide web.

This is a printer-friendly version of our recipe for healthy kim chi. For a look at this recipe in pictures, please view: Read more about Traditional Kim Chi Recipe


Carlson Cod Liver Oil

Carlson Cod Liver Oil

Over the past two weeks, I have received letters from a few of our newsletter subscribers that have expressed concern about some negative comments that have been made about Carlson cod liver oil.

More specifically, some people have expressed concern about the form of vitamin E that Carlson adds to their cod liver oil to preserve freshness. Read more about Carlson Cod Liver Oil




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