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My Rock Bottom Moment

Originally posted in 2008

I think I hit rock bottom several years ago when I returned to Canada after spending almost a decade studying and working as a chiropractor in the States. After leaving my position in the States and spending a few months in Korea improving my Korean language skills, I returned to Canada, ready to resume my professional career. Read more


The Value of Listening To Your Body

If pressed to name just one thing that you can do to improve your health, it would be this:

Don't ignore discomfort; whenever you don't feel well, try to identify and address the root cause(s) of your symptoms.

Conventional medical practice would have us believe that prevention entails being diligent in going for regular diagnostic testing - let's be clear that this is screening for disease once it is already well under way, which is quite different from exercising true prevention of disease. Read more


How to Identify and Transform Limiting Beliefs

As a follow up to my post on the power of our beliefs, I'd like to share an experience that I had with identifying and transforming a belief that caused chronic anxiety in my earlier years. Read more


The Best Approach to Treating Any Health Condition

Our instant-gratification society teaches us to seek out quick solutions for our health challenges. Google any health condition and you're bound to come across products and procedures that fit into this mold. Have joint pain? Take glucosamine chondroiton. Have chronic acne? Take high doses of vitamin A. Want to lose weight and have rock-hard abs? Obey the golden rule to a flat stomach (for 39.95). Read more


Podcast: How to Have Clear and Healthy Skin, by Dr. Ben Kim

This podcast is an audio recording of an article that I wrote on natural principles of skin care. Included below is a copy of the original article.

Before we take a close look at how to use principles of natural skin care to promote clear and healthy skin, please consider the following facts about your skin: Read more


Thoughts on Thirst, Diabetes, Staying Hydrated, and How Much Water to Drink

Q. I've been waking up these days feeling very thirsty. I've read online that being excessively thirsty may be a sign of diabetes? Diabetes runs in my family, so should I go to see a doctor? Read more


Podcast: The Truth About Alkalizing Your Blood, by Dr. Ben Kim

Is it true that each food that you eat can cause your blood to become more alkaline or acidic?

The answer is: not really. The pH of your blood is tightly regulated by a complex system of buffers that are continuously at work to maintain a range of 7.35 to 7.45, which is slightly more alkaline than pure water. Read more


Podcast: How Your Body Works - Overview of Organ Systems, by Dr. Ben Kim

Experiencing your best health as you age doesn't have to be complicated. Actually, the secrets to staying healthy as you age are profoundly simple. But don't expect the majority of licensed physicians to share this opinion.

Some health practitioners understand that using complicated medical jargon tends to establish themselves as authority figures who should be respected and obeyed. Explaining simple truths on how to stay healthy isn't a good technique for building a reputation as a brilliant physician. Read more


Podcast: Understanding Your Primary Love Language, by Dr. Ben Kim

Do you know anyone who just doesn't get along with his or her significant other? Here is an important question for him or her to consider:

Of the following five choices, which one makes you feel most loved and cared about? Read more




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