The Longevity Diet

by | Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

A new Article in the July issue of the research journal, Cell Metabolism has human longevity researchers excited.The Thought Process Behind the Study:Researchers at the Longevity Institute at The University of Southern California observed that alternating nutrient rich diet with fasting extended the life spans of some microorganism. Prior research has established that fasting in humans promotes metabolic and cellular changes that reduce oxidative damage and inflammation, optimize energy...

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Dandelions - The Tasty Weed!

by | Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

This time of year dandelions are in bloom in many parts of the country. They always remind of two things, my big sister and one of my favorite herbal teas.My sister, is three years my senior. That’s a perfect age difference for me to drive her crazy our entire childhood. She got stuck babysitting me far more than she would of liked and when she wasn’t babysitting, I was following her around anyway.She’s a pretty awesome big sis, but once in a while she needed a little payback. Dandelion season...

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10 Questions to Ask a Taichi Teacher

by | Monday, June 01, 2015 | 3 comment(s)

This post continues on a theme I started a couple of weeks ago on the difficulties of finding a truly qualified taichi teacher. I’ve got nothing to sell here. I don’t believe it’s possible to learn taichi from a video and I think seminars are a waste of time and money unless they are a part of ongoing studies in the same discipline.I asked my sifu (teacher) once why he didn’t sell videos. He laughed and said, “You are right here in front of me and you don’t get it, how is someone supposed to...

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