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How the Body Works: Overview of Organ Systems

Updated on May 14, 2019

If you want to be relatively free of the fear of not knowing enough about your health that you have to rely on others to make big decisions for you, it's critical that you take some time to learn about how your body works. Read more about How the Body Works: Overview of Organ Systems

 

If You Drink Coffee

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Updated on May 13, 2019

Dear Dr. Kim:

For years I had the impression that coffee was not a good beverage for people due to its caffeine content. Read more about If You Drink Coffee

 

How To Cleanse Without Greens

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Updated on May 9, 2019

In response to recent posts on cleansing with freshly pressed juices and green smoothies, a number of people have written to me (benkim@drbenkim.com) asking for a way to cleanse without a small mountain of leafy greens.

As long as you don't have issues with blood sugar and insulin regulation, you can experience a solid colon cleanse as well as a systemic cleanse of all of your cells with a number of regimens that aren't "greens-centric" - our Apple Cleanse would be one such protocol if you skip the small amount of greens with your dinner meal as suggested.

But for those who want a super simple cleanse to follow, I have long found a 2 or 3 day mono diet of fresh papaya to be highly effective and easy to get through. Read more about How To Cleanse Without Greens

 

Masks, Hats, and Sleeves to Protect Against Sunburn

Updated on May 6, 2019

When I was 19, I developed a skin depigmentation disorder called vitiligo, something I've written about on a few occasions over the years.

Now in my 40s, I have come to embrace the many life lessons that living with vitiligo has gifted me. As I'm guessing others can attest to, when one is markedly different in physical appearance, every moment spent around others is an opportunity to be more than just our outer shell. Every moment also offers the potential of meeting those who treat others for who they are, not just what they appear to be. Read more about Masks, Hats, and Sleeves to Protect Against Sunburn

 

A Game that Develops Reaction Time, Agility, Balance, and Hand-Eye Coordination

Updated on May 2, 2019

A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon the work of Patrick Herzog, a functional therapist in Germany who makes use of an Indiaca when training his clients.

I was fascinated by this "floating pin," as I called it, and reached out to Patrick to find out what it was and where to get it. Read more about A Game that Develops Reaction Time, Agility, Balance, and Hand-Eye Coordination

 

7 Ways to Care for Your Health Every Day

I'm often asked how to go about finding a family physician who emphasizes the importance of our daily choices and isn't quick to lean on prescription medications to address common health challenges. Read more about 7 Ways to Care for Your Health Every Day

 

Can Selfish People Change?

Hi Dr. Ben,

I've been following your blog for many years now and have found so much comfort in similar experiences that we've had with family and friends. I'm writing with hope that you can tell me your opinion on an issue that has been gnawing away at me since I was a teenager.

I have an older brother who I'll call Sam. I'm too exhausted to dance around this so let me just say that he's the worst person I know. He is a real creep. Please allow me to explain why. Read more about Can Selfish People Change?

 

How to Wash and Prep Lettuce

Updated on April 8, 2019

When I encourage clients to eat plenty of green lettuce, the most common objection that comes up is lack of time.

Washing and drying a head of lettuce can be a little awkward, especially if you don't do it regularly.

Most are happy to learn that there's a relatively easy way to do it and transform even wilting leaves into fresh, crisp lettuce that you can use throughout the day. Read more about How to Wash and Prep Lettuce

 

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