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8-Minute Hip Care Routine

This is a follow along hip care routine.

Begin seated on a comfortable surface with your legs extended in front of you. Read more

 

How to Increase Your Value

Originally Posted in October of 2019

Soon after graduating from school, I moved to the arctic of Alaska to run my first chiropractic clinic. I was 24 years old and grateful for the opportunity to be of service to the First Nations community there and the chance to pay back my student loans and create a small nest egg for the future.

My work days were long and it was mostly a lonely existence - back then, even a phone call home to Canada was $2 a minute, so most of my down time was spent reading, writing, and making plans for the future. Read more

 

Ask Me Anything #3

1. What can I eat or drink to make me feel full so I don't overeat snacks and gain weight?

Foods that are abundant in protein rate highest on the satiety scale. Foods that are rich in sugar, flour, and inexpensive vegetable oils that are high in polyunsaturated fatty acids rate lowest on the satiety scale.

The best way to prevent overeating is to prioritize foods that are abundant in healthy protein like organic eggs, smaller varieties of cold water fish, healthfully raised flesh meat, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Read more

 

Ask Me Anything #2

1. You have soy recipes on your site. I thought that soy is bad for us?

In moderate amounts, I feel that soy can be a part of a healthy diet mostly because of its easily digested protein content. Moderate intake seems to have positive effects on bone health, cardiovascular health, and menopausal symptoms. Those with a family health history of hormone-sensitive breast cancer shouldn't have unfermented soy on a regular basis. Read more

 

Ask Me Anything #1

1. What should I have my primary care physician check along with my regular blood work?

If you have your vitamin D status under control via healthy sun exposure and/or supplementation with vitamin D-3, I would suggest checking homocysteine. High homocysteine is a reliable risk factor for a number of degenerative conditions including heart disease, dementia, and chronic inflammation.

For more information on homocysteine, please feel free to view:

https://drbenkim.com/articles-homocysteine.html Read more

 

7 Mobility Exercises for Better Posture

Health Benefits of Grounding or Earthing

A basic understanding of the natural flow of electrons through the atmosphere and lithosphere as is taught in high school science class makes it abundantly clear that there are significant benefits to grounding, defined as being in contact with the earth with our bare skin, be it our hands, feet, or any other part of our body. Read more

 

Homocysteine: One of the Best Objective Markers of How Healthy You Are

As a general marker of overall health status, few tests carry greater predictive weight than homocysteine.

The amount of homocysteine in your blood is one of the best objective indicators of how healthy you are and how long you are going to live. Read more

 

How to Make Your Own Soy Milk

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Contrary to popular belief, soy can be a healthy food choice for the masses. In Korea and Japan, most households enjoy soy in many forms daily. The key is knowing how to prepare it for optimal digestion and nutritional benefit.

If you've never made your own soy milk, I highly recommend that you give it a try. Freshly made soy milk provides flavor and richness that I've yet to find in any store-bought variety. Plus, when you make your own, you can have an entire pitcher of rich, creamy soy milk for about 20 cents. Read more

 

Hyo

Originally posted in 2011

When I was in my late 20's, I left a lucrative position in the arctic of Alaska to move to Seoul, South Korea.

I had a few reasons for wanting to experience life in Korea, but the main one was that I wanted to be able to share more of my feelings with my parents.

If you and your parents don’t share the same native language, perhaps you understand what it feels like to be able to communicate on everyday things, but to feel hopeless about having your parents understand your thoughts and feelings on more intimate matters. Read more

 

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