Most people who are new to China, no matter which country they are from, have similar health concerns: How do I avoid air pollution? How can I keep my children healthy? Where can I find nutritious and safe foods? You [...]
After six and a half years here in Beijing, I can comfortably say that I have joined the ranks of the long term expats. What’s our secret?
(Click here for part one, with tips #1-5…) Tip #6: To Every Thing, There Is A Season. Beijing has a surprising variety of all four seasons, which I think is a great thing. Spring and fall, the best times of [...]
A few weeks ago I wrote a popular piece regarding brain exercise, detailing the exciting research showing how keeping your brain stimulated as we age can literally improve your memory. One underlying concept was to always stray from your comfort [...]
I’m pleased that my recent articles on expatitis are striking a chord among my readers. Here’s an email I received from a reader in England that I thought deserved its own page. It’s a lovely and personal example of how [...]
Yesterday I introduced the concept of expatitis, a syndrome of expat ill health. I also introduced my uber-expat businessman, Mr Indy Spensible, who was having panic attacks, among other complaints. Let’s focus first on stress, a vastly under-appreciated malady affecting expats. [...]
Let’s jump into Case One: Mr Indy Spensible, a mid-50’s General Manager of a large company, comes to my clinic with “funny chest pains” for a month. He’s a stocky guy with a big belly; very outgoing but obviously exhausted, [...]