Finding True North: Your Roadmap to Health

Are you interested in being healthy? Most people say,”Of course!” Over time, though, I’ve learned that not everyone is interested in being healthy. Some never have been interested in being healthy, and never will be. Others begin the journey and then...

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...

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...

Inflammation and Chronic Disease

Judith Boice, N.D., L.Ac. You likely are very aware of the symptoms of acute inflammation. After falling on your knee, for example, you may experience pain, swelling, redness and heat in the area where you landed. These acute inflammatory symptoms are designed to...