Gut Health: the Microbiome

Recent studies on the types and number of beneficial microbes that inhabit each of our guts have proven fascinating. It turns out that the collection of trillions of tiny beneficial bacteria, viruses, and other... Read More...

7 Yoga Poses

Why do you do yoga? As Marlynn Wei, M.D., J.D., notes in her article for Psychology Today, yoga actually changes the gray matter. Yes, your brain goes through structural changes the longer you practice yoga, and the most significant benefit is that yoga hel... Read More...

You Are What You Digest: Food Enzymes

You’re at your favorite restaurant. You’ve just been seated. Your eyes scour the menu: barbecue bacon cheddar burger, three-cheese macaroni, loaded steak fries, Cajun chicken alfredo. Your stomach grumbles ... Read More...

Wu Xing: the 5 Chinese Elements

Western thought considers elements to be the parts of matter. The Greek four elements, for example (fire, air, earth, and water), were said to contain all the building blocks of matter. But when the Chinese talk about elements, they are talking about change... Read More...

Qi: The Supreme Energy

Qi (pronounced “chee” and also spelled chi or ki) is one of the two root concepts that—along with the duality of yin and yang—form the basis for Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM. Qi is energy in all its forms, and qi as a universal energy makes up every... Read More...