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Food Is Medicine – Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Food Is Medicine

This is a tasty cool salad that can be eaten as a meal or use as a side dish to your BBQ meats.    Preheat oven to 400 F and make ready a large rimmed baking sheet oiled with olive oil. 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 large red… Read More


Essence Qigong: Improving Health and Peace of Mind

**Purchase tickets to Dr. Boice’s Qigong for Optimal Health workshop on July 12th** What is Qigong? Qi (“tsee”) means life-force or vitality, and gong (“gong”) means practice, so QIGONG is the practice of cultivating vitality. Essence Qigong is a medical qigong system that has ranked among the top Chinese qigong forms since the 1980’s. Here… Read More


Added Support and Protection through Pregnancy: Midwifery in the Age of Covid-19

Midwifery has been widely practiced for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, as a vital service for women giving birth throughout history. But in the past century, the number of midwives in the United States has drastically declined as the rise of hospital births and cesarean sections have increased. A midwife provides personalized care, which… Read More


Oxidative Therapy: A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Healing

Dr. McClane Duncan, ND This post was originally published on If you’re like me, you have a few antioxidant supplements in your medicine cabinet.  This is probably because you’ve been trained to think that oxidation in the body is bad, leading to rapid aging, inflammation, and increased all-cause mortality.  Is this actually true?  Is oxidation killing… Read More