I’m a big fan of tai chi and yoga; they are a wonderful exercise for young and old — especially tai chi for the elderly. They also provide terrific and sustaining lifestyle changes to deal with stress. The Mayo Clinic website just published a nice series of articles about tai chi and yoga that can help beginners.… Read the rest
Integrative holistic medicine is the emerging medicine of the future. Its values are significantly different and are best described by The Declaration for a New Medicine from the Bravewell Collaborative.… Read the rest
Those of you with high cholesterol will be happy to learn that there are some legitimate options to your statin pills. Many people cannot tolerate the extremely popular statin pills, especially from side effects of muscle aches. But there’s now some very strong evidence that herbal medicines, including red yeast rice, can be at least as effective as a statin, and without the side effects.… Read the rest
It’s always hard to find good research on herbs and vitamin supplements; one website I recommend is the Mayo Clinic (Drugs and Supplements – MayoClinic.com.) They have a nice collection of the top few dozen treatments.
The same good folks at Mayo Clinic also have a nice, free weekly e-newsletter called “Housecall”, which you can subscribe to on their first page.… Read the rest