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My name is Ben Kim. I live with my wife and two sons in Ontario, Canada within an hour's drive of my grandmother, parents, sisters, and a large clan of aunts, uncles, and cousins who I am immensely grateful to call family.

I began my career in health care in 1997 running the northern-most chiropractic clinic in North America in a First Nations Alaskan village called Barrow. From there, I practiced in northern California where I completed an residential internship in water fasting supervision.

I started this site back in March of 2003 when I established a residential fasting and chiropractic clinic in Barrie, Ontario. What began as a way to continue to support those who stayed at my fasting clinic turned into a site through which I am extremely privileged to share all that I have learned and continue to learn about self health care - I'm honoured to note that in 2016, our site welcomed more than 5 million unique visitors with more than 120 million page views.

Throughout 20 years of private practice in the United States and Canada, my guiding principle has always been simple: treat and advise everyone as I do my own family.

While I have a lot of respect for allopathic and alternative health care practices, I believe that through our daily choices, all of us have a great deal of power over the level of health we experience.

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 look through this site, I hope that you gain clarity on your concerns, and confidence in your ability to support your health with your daily choices. I don't have solutions for every health challenge, but I do feel through my years of study and practice, I have learned what the most important determinants of health are - you'll find articles and videos on these determinants throughout this site, all available for free to anyone in the world with internet access.

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

10 High Value Mobility Exercises

How to Improve Vision Naturally - Vision Therapy Exercises

Why Frequent Blinking is Essential for Healthy Eyes and Optimal Vision

What Most Doctors Won't Tell You About Cholesterol

How to Make Your Own Strep Throat, Cold, and Flu Tonic

Principles of Healthy Eating

If you find this site to be helpful, I encourage you to sign up for my free e-newsletter here: Dr. Ben Kim's Newsletter Sign-Up. Doing so will allow you to receive new articles and videos as I publish them. I also invite you to connect with me at my social media pages - I regularly post to Instagram and Facebook.

In case you are curious about my educational 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.

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

The ongoing running of this site wouldn't be possible without a trio of wonderfully kind and competent women - Shelby, Renu, and Naintara.

Shelby is our Client Care Manager. She was born and raised in southern California where she continues to live today. Shelby is as warm and friendly as she is quick to learn and efficient in taking care of everyday operations.

Renu and Naintara are a mother-daughter team based in Delhi. As our Order Processing Manager, Renu is 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 the millions, I have been fortunate to correspond with countless thoughtful people from many walks of life. I hope that you draw as much inspiration from this site as I have received from our readers.

Wishing you peace and good health,

Ben Kim

P.S. Please note that as of January, 2017, after 20 years of being in private practice, I am enormously grateful to devote all of my working hours to this site and consulting for people where I feel I can on a pro bono basis. Though no longer in practice as a chiropractor and acupuncturist, I am as passionate as ever about caring for oneself and improving quality of life through our daily choices. I will always be with board certification with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in the States and the Canadian Chiropractic Board Examiners, but I am grateful to be completely free of obligations to any state or provincial body.

I can always be reached at benkim@drbenkim.com.

 
 

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Comments

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.

Sincerely,

Susan

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 home...as 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

Dear Dr.kim
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.
Wayne

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:

http://drbenkim.com/platelet-rich-plasma-therapy.htm

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

I enjoyed your article on posterior shoulder capsule mobility stretches. I have found the Alexander Technique to be the best approach to release unconscious patterns of tension that block mobility. I have also heard that Felenkreis is an effective holistic mobility practice. Perhaps you might look into either for a potential article.

 

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