Longevity through Moderation

“Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.” -Benjamin Disraeli Diet and exercise fads come and go and come back again. Our motto is “Live to do it another day.” Over the years we have tried a lot of different diets but we found that the Mediterranean diet to be great because you […]

Easy Homemade Pizza

pesto-tomato-peppers-onion pizza

When you want to whip something up at home with minimum fuss, consider making a pizza.  There are gluten-free flours if you want to make it completely from scratch. There are wheat and gluten free ready-made mixes, or you can find pizza dough in the freezer section wherever you shop for groceries. In NY we […]

How Cytochrome P450 Protects Your Liver’s Health


Have you ever wondered how an “extra strength” over-the-counter medication works on all adults equally? The liver takes in raw materials and produces all sorts of products we need to live. It is also one of our body’s main purification systems. Cytochrome P450, also known as CYP450, is the liver enzyme system that clears toxic waste from […]

The Spirit of the Lungs: The Po

The Po

The paradigm for Chinese medicine differs from western medicine in that it views the whole and sees its parts. In order to describe the parts it uses comparisons that show how each part exists in relation with each other. For instance, there are five elements: fire, water, earth, wind, and metal. Each has a color, an […]

Functions of the Liver

the liver never gets a break!

The liver is a multi-tasker: it produces, purifies, and converts many substances essential to life. It plays a role in the digestion, hematology (blood), immune and inflammatory response, and endocrine systems. 1) The liver’s digestive function is simple: it manufactures bile, which is stored in the gallbladder. The gallbladder then secretes the bile as needed […]

The Quest for Longevity

walk spritely like the pigeon!

Healthy Aging and Improved Longevity Leaving behind the bright years of youth and entering a quieter, more mature phase in life often prompts the question: How can I preserve my youth and extend my life? For answers to this question we might consult the teachings of Li Qing Yun. According to the 1933 obituary for […]

Qigong 101: Standing Posture

  There are many aspects to qi gong, and we are starting at the very beginning with the key points of standing correctly. Standing posture in qi gong emphasizes skeletal alignment as a way to work with gravity, instead of against it. Essentially standing correctly is an anti-aging strategy because the soft tissue surrounding the […]

Clean Medicine Cabinet

a well-stocked medicine cabinet

We can all pretty much count on the occasional cold, stomach ache, muscle aches, bruises, scrapes, pain, or headaches, as part of everyday life. When we feel start to feel sick we reflexively reach for what we know, usually over-the-counter remedies. Most of the time these medications are about controlling symptoms, not healing the cause underneath the symptoms. As […]

Don’t Let Foot Trouble Slow You Down

double-bunions on their way to being non-bunions

While science has determined a certain percentage of us have bunions due to genetic factors, I suspect years of walking in NYC plus running and dancing have contributed to the current state of affairs. I’d like to avoid surgery and even my doctor recommended stretching out the tendon instead. I came across Bunion Booties towards the […]