Meat and fish stocks play a role in all traditional cuisines—French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, African, South American, Middle Eastern and Russian. In America, stock went into gravy and soups and stews. That was when most animals were slaughtered locally and nothing went to waste. Bones, hooves, knuckles, carcasses and tough meat went into the stock pot and filled the house with the aroma of love.
In the first study, 80 patients who attended their GP surgery regularly underwent five element acupuncture alongside their normal care, and were found to enjoy “improved health status and well being” for 12 months, researchers said. A second study monitored 20 patients at the start and end of 12 acupuncture sessions spaced over half a year, and found that patients reported feeling less pain as well as a reduced intensity of pain.
Every culture in the world has some form of fermented foods they eat with meals to aid in digestion. It isn’t necessary to eat very much, just enough to provide the proper enzymes to help break down food and make the nutrients available for absorption in the small intestine.
he depression was debilitating for Sorbo, and he found that he was sensitive to the side effects of various anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medication. Finally, Sorbo found relief through a combination of psychotherapy and acupuncture.
“As a result of working with an acupuncturist, I improved dramatically,” Sorbo says. “My headaches and dizziness were less severe and more manageable as well.”
Recently, investigators at the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai asked what happens to the brain when seniors practice Tai Chi. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the study found that participants who practiced Tai Chi showed improved memory and other cognitive abilities and even experienced increased brain volume. The research also showed similar results for those who participated in spirited discussions.