Archive | July, 2012

You, Me, Shoe

July 22, 2012

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For whatever reason, it has become normal to dehusk one’s corn in-store. There are very few things that irk me the way that this does (The song Call Me Maybe being one of them). “But it’s so much easier to just do it there,” you whine, “and I avoid getting those little corn silky things […]

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Peril By Puncture

July 19, 2012


Lined Up

Here’s a common question/lingering fear/excuse for berating my profession: CAN ACUPUNCTURE KILL ME? And that’s completely legit. You should be asking that question. After all, we are dealing with the combination of needles and skin. Still, I have seen the “dangers” of acupuncture presented so far out of proportion that there is a common school […]

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Summer Hangover Soup

July 13, 2012



It’s mid-summer. Let’s talk heat stroke, shall we? This is the one area you don’t need to have a deep philosophical understanding of Chinese medicine to get. I mean, when you’re hot and feel kind of sick from it, you’d probably love to dump some excess heat. Typical reactions to the malaise, nausea, headache and […]

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Atkins on Toast

July 11, 2012

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Finally we have a decent study that proves not all calories are created equal. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, examined how three popular diets affect metabolism and weight loss. Specifically it put the standard low-fat, high carb diet so beloved by cardiac surgeons, against an Atkins’- like high fat, […]

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