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Tips for Constipation

Where there isn't a physical obstruction of the intestines or regular intake of medication that can affect autonomic nervous system tone, I find that the vast majority of people who struggle with constipation benefit from light bouncing.

While a brisk walk can be helpful in this regard, I've found that there is more benefit from purposeful and bouncing up and down whereby the contents of the abdominal and pelvic cavities are gently jostled in place.

Doing jumping jacks, skipping rope, and even controlled bouncing on a trampoline are all effective. Read more

 

Beef and Vegetable Stew Recipe

Backward Walking For Healthier Knees

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A big shoutout to Ben Patrick (Knees Over Toes) and his colleague Mr. Infinity for sharing the many benefits of sled work, particularly backward walking with a weighted sled to stimulate blood flow to the connective tissues in and around the knees. Read more

 

Sleep Mask Tip

Last year, I heard from an old patient who was struggling with intermittent eye infections. In reviewing her everyday routine, we realized that the root cause might have been her sleep mask which she had not thought to put through the laundry since she first started using it in 2018. Read more

 

Interview: The Place of Soy in the Health Food Arena

Originally published in 2013, updated in January 2022

Health & Beyond editor Josh Day recently sat down with Dr. Kim to ask him a few questions on a topic that's always hot in the health food world. We're talking about soy... what it is, what it does in your body, and why you see soy this and soy that on almost every aisle of your local health food store.

Let's jump straight into the interview, shall we?

Josh: What exactly is soy? Read more

 

Making Sense of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids. You've probably heard a lot about their value to your health, but do you really understand the ways in which they are beneficial to your health and which foods to get them from?

If not, I hope that this article will help you make sense of omega-3 fatty acids and help you make food choices that will ensure that your cells are nourished with them on a regular basis. Read more

 

What Does A Truly Good Friend Look Like?

I've always loved the Korean word for friendship - it's pronounced "oo jung." There was a time in my 20s when oojung was actually the bulk of my e-mail address, back when gmail didn't exist and most of us were at yahoo or hotmail.

More than ever, I find myself considering what constitutes a healthy friendship, for my own well-being, and also to do what I can to help our boys understand what a truly good friend looks like. Read more

 

A Guide to Choosing Healthy Oils

Originally published in 2008

If you're not sure how to choose healthy oils for cooking, it's worth studying the essential differences between saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Once you understand the basic characteristics of these fatty acids, you'll know which commonly available oils are good for your health, and which ones are best limited or avoided altogether. Read more

 

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