COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES, SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATES, AND FAT (OH MY!)

Many people confuse simple and complex carbohydrates. The digestive tract quickly absorbs simple carbohydrates such as white sugar, white flour, and corn syrup. Blood sugar levels skyrocket, and the body converts any excess sugar into fats and cholesterol. Many of the...

Qi gong: Vitalizing Body, Mind, and Spirit

Our bodies respond not only to physical medicines but also to the more subtle energetic realms that provide the “juice” or “qi” [CHEE] that sustains our lives. Without this enlivening force, our bodies would be nothing more than sacks of bones...

Body Composition: How Much Do You Really Weigh?

(With excerpts from “But My Doctor Never Told Me That!”: Secrets for Creating Lifelong Health ) Judith L. Boice N.D., L.Ac. Opening a sleepy eye and stepping on the scale in the morning tells you how much you weigh but provides no information about the...

Herbal Allies to Build the Immune System

Cold and flu season approaches . . . are you waiting for a germ to “catch” you? In reality, we do not “catch” viruses and bacteria. Every day we are surrounded and covered by billions of microbes. A bacteria or virus invades, or overgrows, only...

Herbal Allies For Healthy Digestion

How often have you pushed yourself away from the dinner table with a sour taste in your mouth or an ache in your belly? If you are like most Americans, you may not eat at a table – many of us eat our meals in cars, driving 65 miles an hour and chewing at the...

Cranberry Juice Treats Cystitis and More

Long touted as a folk remedy for cystitis, recent research explains why cranberry juice helps both treat and prevent bladder infections. Cranberries block E. coli, the most common bacterial cause of bladder infections, from attaching to the bladder wall.1,2 Elderly...

Menopause and Weight Loss

Are you tired of the weight loss, weight gain, R O L L E R   C O A S T E R  ? Are you interested in stabilizing your weight, when your body seems completely out of control? Dr. Judith L. Boice, N.D., L.Ac. Traveling around the U.S., giving over 900 talks on...