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3 Tips for Reducing Systemic Inflammation in Patients with IBD (It works for everyone else too)

By Dr. Lindsay Wilkinson, ND, LAc Yesterday, an article published in Medscape reviewed a recent cohort study linking IBD (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis) to a significantly increased risk for “arterial events” including cardiovascular ischemia (heart attack and angina), cerebrovascular disease (stroke and TIA), and peripheral arterial disease.   The study compared the frequency of …

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SIBO and the Gut-Brain Connection: A Conversation with Dr. Whitney Hayes

Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc Recently I had an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Whitney Hayes, who specializes in treating gastrointestinal disorders. She talked about the causes and the mechanism of small intestine bacterial overgrowth, healing the gut through antimicrobials and dietary changes, and the reality of how gut dysbiosis affects our mood. Here …

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Acupuncture as a Conversation With the Body: An Interview With Joanna Present Wolfe, LAc  

Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc  Recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with Joanna Present Wolfe, LAc, at Kwan-Yin Healing Arts Center. She told me about the joy she takes in the creative process of being a healer, about the way she perceives and moves blocks in the meridians, and about the fulfillment she …

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D.A. Wiley on the Ancient Practice of Sound Healing

Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc. Last week, I sat down with D.A. Wiley, LAc at Kwan Yin Healing Arts. She told me about how the ancient practice of sound healing can reach deeply into the heart in a way that no other form of healing can, how obsidian stones can help us to ground, and …

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Dr. Meghan Larivee on Healing the Ecosystem of the Body

Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc Last week I spent some time with Dr. Meghan Larivee, ND, LAc, at Kwan Yin Healing Arts. We talked about the body as landscape, how honey bee venom therapy and neural therapy can help to re-establish balance within that landscape, and the importance of doctor patient rapport. Here is what …

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Autoimmune Disease: An Interview with Dr. Gibran Ramos

  Interview by Sarah Clark, LAc   Recently I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Gibran Ramos, ND, LAc about how autoimmune disease originates in the body and about the way the body can heal from it. This is what he had to say.   Sarah: Gibran, how did you decide to become a …

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Autoimmunity – Where Is Your Fire in the Belly?

By David Berkshire, LAc   AUTOIMMUNITY-YIKES!   THE CHINESE VIEWPOINT   Autoimmune disease–a term none of us want to hear, though many of us have encountered it sitting in the doctor's office. Perhaps your friends or family have been the ones to bear the news of autoimmune disease: An immune response by the body against …

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Finding Hope in the Struggle With Chronic Illness

By David Berkshire, L.Ac. If you have struggled with chronic illness, you know the feeling: "Will I ever have my life back?" Maybe you haven't said it, but you've thought it: "I'll never get better." The hopelessness that accompanies chronic illness can be overwhelming. Often, a feeling of defeat is the first thing I hear …

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