Why Local Matters

by in Acupuncture May 25, 2011

This recent interview with Krista Tippett and chef Dan Barber is inspirational, educational, and humorous… My favorite part of the interview is Dan’s explanation of how a plant’s physiology actually changes (i.e. tastes better, and is likely more nutrient dense) when it is grown sustainably and locally – particularly plants indigenous to us in the […]

What is Wellness?

by in Acupuncture May 5, 2011

Recently, there has been a shift in thinking around health and healthcare. Suddenly, it seems, the focus is on wellness; a word that has already become commonplace in conversation, it implies active patient engagement and less reliance on late-stage interventions. Wellness medicine is not only preventive medicine, although this is indeed a part, it is […]

Walcott’s Love Poem

by in Acupuncture March 14, 2011

http://being.publicradio.org/programs/2011/opening-to-our-lives/poem_walcott-loveafterlove.shtml#loveafterlove Take a moment to listen to Jon Kabat-Zinn as he recites “Love after Love”, a poem by Derek Walcott. Jon Kabat-Zinn is an author and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Nourishing Winter

by in Acupuncture December 1, 2010

Amidst all the holiday buzz, eating a nutrition-based diet tends to take a back seat.  I’ve posted the guide to find markets, farms, and businesses that support local foods and healthful choices.  http://www.eatwellguide.org/i.php?pd=Home  A great little synopsis of why eating local matters can be found here: at “Top 10 Reasons to Eat Local”: http://www.lifebeginsat30.com/elc/2006/04/10_reasons_to_e.html Eating locally […]