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 and fluids. Many...

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 body tissues...

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 when our immune system...

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 same...

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...

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...

Fats and Oils

Essential fatty acids Despite its maligned media image, fat is one of several vital nutrients in our diet. We need fats for many important functions in the body. Cholesterol, for example, is the building block for all of our reproductive hormones. Cholesterol and...

Restaurant Guide for Eating with Food Intolerances

Judith Boice, N.D., L.Ac. Choose cuisines naturally suited for your diet Collect menus Steamed, baked, broiled: the golden words Avoid sauces and dressings “Can you make this without ____________?” Get to know the chef   When most people read their food intolerance...

Water of Life: How Much Water Do I Need?

Water comprises about 60% of our total body weight, and 72% of our brain. Even slight drops in fluid levels can significantly affect our health. Over the years, the medical world has developed a general recommendation of drinking eight, 8-ounce glasses of water daily....