The healing crisis

There is a concept in natural healing that when one has been unhealthy for many years, adopting a comprehensive natural health care regimen that includes changes in diet, herbal supplements,…

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The Ecology of Health

There's a growing body of compelling evidence indicating that a healthy balance of microorganisms inside the human body is a major factor in health. There are strong associations with obesity,…

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What is constitution?

The role of the microbiome and prenatal and early-childhood epigenetic factors in lifelong gene expression has got me wondering about what inherited constitution actually is? If things like personality, strength,…

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Enhancing clinical efficacy through the gut microbiota: a new field of traditional Chinese medicine

This article reviews the reported correlations between TCMs and certain diseases, such as chronic liver disease, ulcerative colitis, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, and elucidates the underlying mechanisms, with a…

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Is nature enough?

The mainstream of Chinese medicine, as canonized in the Yellow Emperors classic, is largely about using nature as a guide to achieve excellent health and long life. The classical text…

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