I’m almost embarrassed to admit that it’s taken seven years, but this spring I am finally checking out the local organic farm scene. My wife and I have ordered from two farms and taken one tour, and we already know [...]
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.
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 [...]
In your never ending quest for safe foods for your family while here in China, have you ever considered buying only organic foods? How about becoming vegetarian? These options may have seemed unlikely before China for some of you, but many [...]
Suddenly, winter has arrived, and my half-hour bike commute to BJU clinic is a lot less fun. So I’m dry cleaning last year’s new toy: a ginormous below-the-knee down coat I had made at Jingkelung for only 500 RMB. I [...]
So my little baby is now a toddler; as of this week, MyHealth Beijing is two years old. Looking back on this surprisingly fast time, I’m really pleased with the response I’ve gotten from many in the community, and I’m [...]
After a bit of relaxation (Jiuzhaigou national park is spectacular), and a touch of Chinese language immersion (never enough), I have finally started work at my new family medicine clinic at Beijing United Family Hospital. Moving my practice to BJU [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Let’s counter recent SMS misinformation with real facts, shall we? I found one website (click here) which posts hourly updates of the radiation numbers in each prefecture in Japan. Also, here are three images below from Austria’s Central Institute for [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
So how was your 2010 here in Beijing? Do you feel more or less healthy? For me personally, it was a continuing slow improvement of my overall wellness, and I continue to be fortunate in having no major illnesses. I [...]
We are now deep into winter, and most likely you and your family have already been through a couple rounds of the common colds and flu. What simple tasks can we do to cut down on these inevitable illnesses? There [...]