Tag: overweight

Cheap Weight Loss Part 8: The Gut Flora Connection

In a previous post we explored the fascinating world of the microbiome – the symbiotic organisms populating the human gut which provide manifold digestive and immunological benefits.  To be optimally healthy, we must make friends with our gut flora, stop beating them down with unnecessary antibiotic drugs and cleaning agents, and give these critters an […]

Getting the Correct Diagnoses—All of Them

Getting the Correct Diagnoses—All of Them

I have great reverence for the scientific method and one of its beneficiaries, conventional Western medicine (immunotherapy played a role in my cancer journey). Yet conventional medicine sometimes fails to address the whole person—body, mind, spirit—through its reductionist lens. For that piece of the healing puzzle, many turn to practitioners of holistic medicine, such as naturopathy and Chinese medicine.

Healing Asthma: Breathing Pattern Disorders

Healing Asthma: Breathing Pattern Disorders

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