Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is widely practiced in the United States. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture may correct imbalances of flow… Continue reading Acupuncture



Of all exercise programs, brisk walking is one of the easiest and most enjoyable. Walking strengthens the heart and increases blood circulation throughout the body, carrying oxygen and nutrients to the organs. It can also increase the efficiency of the lungs, lower blood pressure, improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels, strengthens legs, and help to… Continue reading Walking

Remedies · Supplements

Vitamin D3 – Autism

Autism symptoms – such as hyperactivity, social withdrawal, and others – improved significantly following vitamin D3 supplementation.  Children 3-10 took the supplement for four months.  The daily dosage varied based on a child’s weight. Source: “Randomised Controlled Trial of Vitamin D Supplementation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” by K.Saad et al., Journal of Child… Continue reading Vitamin D3 – Autism

Food · Nutrition

Endurance Booster – Beetroot juice

Beetroot juice appears to improve endurance and speed in male soccer players, according to a recent study.  Earlier research had shown benefits for other athletes, including swimmers and cyclists.  The players drank about 4.7 ounces of nitrate rich beetroot juice (providing about 800 milligrams of nitrates per day) or an equal amount of nitrate depleted… Continue reading Endurance Booster – Beetroot juice


Sesame Seeds

These tiny, flat, oval-shaped seeds are good sources of calcium, copper, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber.  They’re especially valued in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, in the forms of tahini (sesame seed paste) and halvah a popular sweet.  The famous phrase “open sesame” from the Arabian Nights refers to… Continue reading Sesame Seeds


Pumpkin Seed

Pumpkin seeds have long been valued my Native American people for their health benefits.  Also known as pepitas, pumpkin seeds contain healthy fats as well as protein, fiber, potassium, iron and zinc.  And they’ve been studied for prevention and reduction of benign prostatic hyperplasia, the enlargement of the prostate that commonly affects men as they… Continue reading Pumpkin Seed