Clearing Up the Cortisol Confusion

One of the most common questions I hear in the clinic is the following: "Is cortisol causing all of my health issues?" I get this question at least once a week, with patients connecting cortisol to everything from weight loss and insomnia, to blood-sugar issues, fatigue and depression, to name just a few. CLICK HERE … Continue reading Clearing Up the Cortisol Confusion

Summer Solutions: Managing Heat

"This sweat has two sources: one comes from the blood that suffuses the hot flesh, the fluid in this blood transforms and becomes sweat, which is the sweat of the surface; the other comes from the Yang Ming Wei-Fu (Stomach), and this is the sweat of the water-fluid (shui-yei)." — Qing Dynasty physician Zhang Zhi-Cong, Lu … Continue reading Summer Solutions: Managing Heat

Formulas for Sleep and Vitality

Craig Williams, Lac new article for Acupuncture Today is now available: “The restorative role of sleep in health and vitality is one of the most important concepts for clinicians to consider when examining and treating patients. This critical aspect of health must also be introduced and explained in detail to patients, with clinicians not simply … Continue reading Formulas for Sleep and Vitality

Healing Digestion – Ayurvedic, TCM & Functional Nutrition as Tools for Transformation | Online Training Series

I’m very excited to announce that Dr. Christie Smirl and I are preparing another incredible four week online training series coming up at the end of April! Join Dr. Christie Smirl of Healthier Vibrations and I starting April 30th as we cover Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Functional Medicine approaches to healing and balancing the digestive system! … Continue reading Healing Digestion – Ayurvedic, TCM & Functional Nutrition as Tools for Transformation | Online Training Series

Healing the Mind – Yoga, Ayurveda & Jyotish as Tools of Transformation| Online Training Series

I’m very excited to announce this new online four week training series! Join Dr. Christie Smirl of Healthier Vibrations and I as we explore the healing modalities of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Jyotish for healing / balancing the mind and emotions. Follow the link for registration details! https://www.healthiervibrations.com/healing-the-mind.html

Boost Your Immunity Health With These 8 Foods and Herbs – Craig Williams, LAc in conversation with Plum Dragon Herbs

"In light of all the concern over preventing COVID-19, we wanted to speak with Craig Williams, a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of East Asian Medicine, to explore the many foods and herbs that he recommends for building immunity health. It’s our hope that we can help more people feel empowered to protect their health during … Continue reading Boost Your Immunity Health With These 8 Foods and Herbs – Craig Williams, LAc in conversation with Plum Dragon Herbs

Lungs and Longevity (A Multidisciplinary Discussion) – Craig Williams, LAc in conversation with Dr. Christie Smirl

Healthy choices are key to lung health. This conversation ties together the relationships between immunity, longevity, food as medicine, digestion, zinc, vitamin D3, rasayana herbs, emotions and pranayama. https://youtu.be/_DpzEViHeIg Links discussed 1. Pranayama Breath Practices ** Kapalbhati breathing exercise: https://youtu.be/Bz1SMXmM5KU ** Dirgha pranayama: https://youtu.be/ZwOv8_gr0kY ** Alternate nostril breathing: https://youtu.be/OvBNFYwLdlY ** 1 hour class on breath … Continue reading Lungs and Longevity (A Multidisciplinary Discussion) – Craig Williams, LAc in conversation with Dr. Christie Smirl

Sacrifice and Opportunity – Keeping Up with the Fast Pace of Contemporary Life | Osler Medicine

This morning I gave a Continuing Education lecture to a group of incredibly smart coaches and trainers and was asked many fascinating questions. One that stuck out for me was: “Do you have any advice on how to keep up with the rapidly expanding volume of nutrition / medical research while sustaining a busy practice … Continue reading Sacrifice and Opportunity – Keeping Up with the Fast Pace of Contemporary Life | Osler Medicine

Two Common Trouble Areas in Nutrition and Dietary Plans | Clinical Pearls

Questions concerning nutrition and dietary plans are the most common questions consistently heard in my clinic. I always refer to myself as a nutritional agnostic. I do not hold any views on nutrition as sacred and consistently try to educate patients about the diverse array of options when discussing any question on nutrition and diet … Continue reading Two Common Trouble Areas in Nutrition and Dietary Plans | Clinical Pearls

Eat to Perform – Craig Williams, LAc in conversation with Plum Dragon Herbs

“We have to think about what we eat physically, but we also have to think about what we eat psychologically. And so that's a big idea that I kind of always try to instill in all my patients, is you might take a food inventory, but I say, ‘Well, what are you eating mentally?" It … Continue reading Eat to Perform – Craig Williams, LAc in conversation with Plum Dragon Herbs