Wellness

Wellness is a general term for keeping your body healthy on all levels, including spiritual and mental health. This is a collection of all articles discussing ways to optimize your health.

Did Beijing's Pollution Cause My Asthma?

Did Beijing’s Pollution Cause My Asthma?

Now that months have passed and I’m basking in our summer sun, I can safely confess that I had a miserably unhealthy winter. It started in November with my first ever broken bone, a silly bike-vs-oil-patch accident which broke my […]

Yoga Helps Prevent Heart Disease

Yoga Helps Prevent Heart Disease

I’ve written a couple of times about yoga’s health benefits, but I just had to share a brand new study which convincingly shows some great news — yoga may help reduce heart disease as much as moderate exercise! Yes I […]

The Science of Fatherhood

The Science of Fatherhood

I recently experienced a wonderful thing — my first Father’s Day as a father. It was a glorious test of real fatherhood, from a 4 am feeding to a doctor’s visit to us all taking a long afternoon siesta, his […]

My Favorite Websites For Health Information

Which websites do you turn to for health information? There are literally thousands of sites offering advice, but a huge proportion of them are either trying to sell you something or simply don’t provide evidence-based recommendations. So here are my […]

Meatless Mondays?

Meatless Mondays?

I love meat. Looooove it. I would never consider going full vegan. At least, I’ve always said that, until… …until a couple weeks ago when I was in Carrefour’s meat section, doing my usual food shopping. For some strange reason, […]

What Is Potassium Iodide?

It’s been a hectic couple days, but at least for today there is no radioactive cloud approaching Beijing. But this certainly is bringing up a good debate about what to do in case this actually happens. Usually, if a community […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I wish you all a relaxing, restful Chinese new year! I will be taking a bit of a break as well. I personally had a great Year of the Tiger and look forward to next year’s adventures here in Beijing!

Escape From Dàhán At A Beijing Hot Spring

Today, January 20th, is dàhán (大寒), “big cold” on the Chinese solar calendar. This is traditionally considered the coldest day of the year, and I won’t argue with that — it’s darn cold. So, on these deep winter days, I […]

What Makes A Happy Marriage?

What Makes A Happy Marriage?

Let’s face it, living as an expat can put some severe stressors on relationships. I’ve seen far too many relationship problems in my family practice here, but here’s a positive article from the New York Times that I wanted to […]