Category Archives: Health and Fitness

Using Tai Chi and Qi Gong as Alternative Healing Methods and Exercise

A few clinical trials have assessed the impacts of Tai Chi and Qi Gong in individuals with different ailments. Tai Chi may enhance parity and strength in more elderly individuals and in those with Parkinson’s disease; lessen back agony and torment from knee osteoarthritis, and enhance personal satisfaction in individuals with coronary illness, cancer, and other constant ailments.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong may ease fibromyalgia pain and advance general personal satisfaction. Qi Gong may lessen ceaseless neck ailments, however, the study results are mixed. Tai Chi likewise may enhance thinking capacity in much older individuals.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong give off an impression of being safe practices, yet, you should always consult with your health care physician before starting any exercise program.


Benefits of Exercising

Workout Routines

There are several benefits to exercising and fitness.

  1. General exercise makes the heart and the lungs stronger, empowering the cardiovascular framework to convey more oxygen to the body with each pulse and expanding the most extreme measure of oxygen that the body can take in and use.
  2. Exercise brings down blood pressure and lessens the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the bad cholesterol), which thus decreases the danger of a heart attack, stroke, and coronary artery disease.
  3. Exercise makes muscles stronger, permitting individuals to perform undertakings that they generally may not have the capacity to do.
  4. Exercising extends muscles and joints, which thus can expand flexibility and help forestall injuries.
  5. Exercise can enhance capacity and diminish pain in individuals with osteoarthritis.
  6. Exercise builds the body’s level of endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals in the brain that diminish pain and prompt a feeling of well-being.
  7. Exercise serves to help self-esteem by enhancing a person’s general wellbeing and appearance. It benefits individuals of any age.
  8. Regular exercise helps older individuals stay independent by improving functional ability and by preventing falls and fractures. It tends to increase appetite, reduce constipation, and promote sleep.

The benefits of exercise lessen inside of months after a person quits working out. Hearth quality, muscle quality, and the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the good cholesterol) diminish, though blood pressure and body fat increases.

Your Body Deserves a Physical Examination

large_Centric_Wellness_Logo_RGB_TM_square_12282014Today is my 52nd birthday.  The best gift that I could give myself that no one else could give is to go in for a physical examination.  I called a few weeks ago to schedule one on this day.  Years past, I would see a traditional doctor (Western medicine).  Over the course of studying alternative medicine and meeting other MD’s that work in the field of alternative medicine, it was a no-brainer that I should be seeing a holistic doctor.  Last year, I located a wellness center that met my needs here in San Diego.  Centric Wellness, like most holistic centers, focus on the whole person, not just the symptoms.  I met with Mark Rabe, MD, ABIHM last year who put me on the right path to healing my body, mind , and soul holistically.  Today, I met with Samuel Park, MD who is also an awesome doctor. He took his time, asked all the right questions, answered all my questions, and didn’t rush me.  I can honestly say that both of us were on the same page and wanted the same results . . . being in the best health possible for life longevity. In my opinion, a yearly physical exam guarantees health and great well-being. Some think of it as a preventive step and an approach to catch a more genuine condition before it starts to cause issues. A yearly physical can likewise screen vitals like weight, circulatory, cholesterol, and different markers.  Physicians utilize a physical exam to perceive how the body is performing. Contingent upon a patient’s well-being, a specialist may decide to concentrate on specific ranges of a physical exam. Individuals with a family history of coronary illness may get extra pulse checks, blood tests, and cholesterol screenings. A normal physical exam may incorporate the accompanying parts:

  • Health History: This may include, employment, relationships, family.
  • Vital Signs: blood pressure reading, heart and respiratory rate
  • Visual Exam: your specialist will visually look at your appearance for indications of any potential conditions.
  • Physical Exams: An exhaustive physical exam including checking the head and neck, abdominal area, hair, nails, and appendages. The specialist will likewise listen to the heart and lungs.
  • Lab Tests: The specialist may do a fasting blood draw. This aides in identifying irregularities in the blood that may demonstrate a bigger issue. They may ask for a lipid panel, or cholesterol test, if a patient is at risk for a heart attack, heart disease, or stroke.

I do understand that holistic treatment is not for everyone; but it works for me. Over the past few years,  I have had tremendous results from acupuncture, herbs, massage therapy, and by reading and understanding different ailments. I cannot stress enough how important it is to get annual examinations; men and women. As always, my goal is not to change you, but to plant the seeds to help you grow.



Disease Evolution Table (DET)

Kingdom College of Natural Health “Healing Concepts”

Could This Be Me

mirror_reflectionI have questioned it while looking into the eyes of a man

That’s educated, once travelled the world, and she his equal

As they hold hands while I continue to listen, comprehend, and contemplate

Could this be me . . .

While questioning my own mental health at times,

Wondering, what is “reality” from one person to the next

As we all should take that question to heart, checking our own state of mind

While ending the day, opening the door and seeing her standing with open arms

Awaiting that evening kiss that caps off her day

And my only thought as I walk pass to the closest mirror and wonder  . . .

Am I looking into the eyes of a man that’s educated, once travelled the globe

And wonder  . . . is this my “reality”

As I’ve seen this face many times before along the streets, buses, alleys,

In buildings, in classes, and I searched the internet, encyclopedia

Where I find the many faces of schizophrenia

As it is labeled with unkind thoughts by those that don’t understand

How ones state of mind can change from a genius to thoughts of illusions

When they should be wondering  . . .

Could this be me?


Your Amazing Liver

Your Liver

How Vitamins Were Discovered — One of 100 Greatest Discoveries

Dr. Julissa Hernandez:

How Vitamins Were Discovered — One of 100 Greatest Discoveries.

via How Vitamins Were Discovered — One of 100 Greatest Discoveries.