Ben Kim Articles
Throat Home Remedy
When you have a sore throat and want to turn to something with a bit
more kick that gargling with salt water, then you need to learn Dr.
Kim's power sore throat home remedy, which he reveals in this interesting
to Do a Winter Detox
Going on a cleanse or detoxing program during the summer warm months
isn't easy for most people, but cleansing or detoxing during winter
can be quite a struggle. In this useful and interesting article, Dr.
Kim shares specifics on what you can to do cleanse during the colder
months with warm, healing vegetable broths.
In this article, Dr. Kim discusses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy,
involves extracting a small amount of blood from your arm, using a
centrifuge to collect the platelets in your blood, and then injecting
concentrated platelets into injured tissue(s).
to do for An Impacted Stool
Although this isn't the sort of topic to discuss when you're dining
with the Vanderbilts, the topic does deal with a health issue that
many people deal with at one time or another during their lives. In
this article Dr. Kim shares tips on what to do when you get plugged
up "you know where."
to Improve Leg and Feet Blood Circulation
In this useful tutorial, Dr. Ben Kim shows you how to improve blood
flow in your legs and feet. This is a healthy thing to do, especially
for those with slow growing toenails. Read this article and find out
what that means!
to Improve Vision Naturally
Contrary to popular belief, your vision doesn't have to decline over
time. With regular exercise of the muscles that control your eye movements
and visual acuity, you can reduce eyestrain and maintain or even improve
your vision. Utilization of a few acupressure points can also help
your vision by encouraging healthy blood flow to your eyes.
I think the lowly avocado may be one of nature's best foods. I mean,
seriously, a perfectly ripe avocado can be eaten raw, sliced into
salad, whipped into a smoothie, and smushed into a paste to improve
one's complexion. Here, however, Dr. Ben Kim uses the avocado to prepare
a delicious dressing that will have your salads humming with delight.
to Make Healthy Spring Rolls
In this luscious pictorial, Dr. Ben Kim shares his mother's classic
Korean recipe for making healthy spring rolls. The pictures accompanying
this "how to make them" tutorial are worth a visit to the
page even if you hate spring rolls (and I don't know anyone who doesn't
Sacrifice Relationships for Dietary Purity
writes, "When my wife and I were first dating, I remember being
very pleased with myself for making all sorts of healthy and tasty
meals for her. It's hard to describe the angst I felt whenever she
decided to have something that wasn't on my menu."
Other People by Giving Money
In this interesting article, Dr. Kim shares some experiences from
his life when he provided monetary support for people he knew. This
is a must read for just about everyone because it shares some sad
but true insights into human nature.
Post Workout Smoothie
If you enjoy exercise, you know it's important to provide your body
with something healthy when you finish that particular session so
you can rebuild healthy cells. Try this delicious smoothie by Dr.
Kim and your body will shout, "Hallelujah!"
Headache Remedy - What to Eat
In this detailed and very useful article, Dr. Kim discusses what you
can do regarding how and what you eat to to overcome a common root
cause of headaches.
to Make Soy Milk
In this pictorial, Dr. Kim shares his mother's traditional Korean
recipe for making soy milk. If you're avoiding dairy for health reason
and can't afford to make nut milks all the time, then you'll definitely
want to give this recipe a try.
the Most Important Step You Can Take to Dramatically Improve Your
Dr. Kim writes, "All of my clinical and personal experiences
over the years have me convinced that no other factor has more influence
over your health."
Banana Cream Pie Recipe
If you can use a go-to healthy dessert recipe for any occasion, you
have to give this banana cream pie a try. Not only is it mouthwateringly
good, it's super simple to put together - all you need are ripe bananas,
a bit of maple syrup, and some unroasted, unsalted almonds.
Your Body Deals with Toxins
On their own or in concert with other disease-causing factors, toxins
can create life-ending diseases over time. But your body is well designed
to recognize and eliminate toxins. In this article Dr. Kim tells you
how to minimize your exposure to exogenous and endogenous toxins,
as well as how to provide your body with the support that it needs
to clear out toxins that do make their way into your system.
to Have Healthy Bowel Movements
Constipation is a huge problem in the United States because most people
eat so much junk food that clogs up the system like hardening concrete.
Well, in this detailed and highly informative "how to" article,
my friend Dr. Ben Kim tells you everything you need to know to get
your elimination system working the way it should be working. A MUST
read for anyone suffering from constipation.
You Need to Know about Arthritis
In this extremely detailed and useful article, Dr. Kim shares with
you his encyclopedic knowledge of arthritis. Learn the causes as well
as many natural things you can do to either avoid arthritis altogether
or else reduce your pain.
Marvelous Self-healing Body
In this useful and interesting article by Dr. Kim, you'll learn the
things you should do consistently to activate and then support your
body's powerful self-healing mechanisms.
Primer and Three Dental health Tips
If you still have teeth, this is a MUST read article because Dr. Kim's
going to tell you all about toothpaste and then a biochemist, physiologist,
and doctor of dental surgery is going to share his best three tips
for improved dental health.
Benefits of Ginger and a Real Ginger Ale Recipe
If you enjoy drinking ginger ale (and who doesn't?), you're doing
to flip over the recipe for homemade ginger ale that Dr. Kim shares
in this interesting article about the health benefits of ginger root.
Fun reading this is, too.
Therapies Damage Hearts
In this important article for those considering chemotherapy and other
cancer treatments, you'll learn about the potentially negative effects
on the heart and the management of cardiac disease during and after
to Make California Rolls
If you enjoy California rolls but haven't ventured to make them at
home, this pictorial will serve as a helpful guide. Try this California
rolls with avocado and cucumber for a healthy and tasty culinary experience.
Tips for a Healthy Relationship
In this detailed and informative article that's also a lot of fun
to read, Dr. Kim shares a lot of valuable insights on how to maintain
and nurture a healthy relationship with your life's partner. Newlyweds
as well as old timers will find the tips here very useful in smoothing
out the rough edges found in almost all long-term relationships.
to Pick a Mate
It's the most important decision you'll ever make -- choosing a partner
to journey down the road of life with you. So you better not pick
some loser who will make you miserable until the end of days. Instead,
follow Dr. Kim's suggestion in this article and snuggle up with a
winner who just might make you happy for the rest of your life.
Chi Fried Rice Recipe
If you enjoy authentic Korean kim chi, you'll want to try Dr. Kim's
recipe for Kim Chi Fried Rice, which features mouthwatering bursts
of flavor with every spoonful. Dr. Kim learned this recipe from his
mother, who learned it from her mother, and so on back in time for
Causes of Leg Pain
If you suffer leg pains, you'll find the explanations and exercises
in this article by Dr. Kim for relieving leg pain very useful indeed.
Dr. Kim writes (and I agree with this observation 100%)... "Every
thought and emotion that courses through you influences your health.
Your thoughts and emotions affect blood flow, the strength of your
immune system, healing capacity, and every other aspect of your physiology."
This is a MUST read article for any serious health seeker.
to Do about Muscle Stiffness
If you have stiff muscles or just feel stiff in general, in this article
you'll find descriptions of things to do to improve tight muscles
as well as loosen joint stiffness.
that Contain Magnesium
Magnesium is one of seven minerals that you need in relatively large
amounts for optimal health. In this article, Dr. Kim tells you all
about magnesium and then provides a list of healthy, whole food sources
you can eat to obtain this important mineral.
Natural Approach to Seasonal Allergies
Seasonal allergies are never any fun. But before you stock up on antihistamines
and decongestants, read this article first and learn about some natural
-- and free -- techniques.
In many respects having as healthy spine contributes mightily to have
a health body. In this pictorial, Dr. Kim shares several stretches
you can do to have a healthy backbone.
to be Less Egocentric
Most people don't realize it, but a lot of human problems come from
being too egocentric (the tendency to perceive, understand and interpret
the world in terms of the self). In this thoughtful article, Dr. Kim
shares the techniques he uses in his own life to attain inner peace
by detaching from his ego. Highly recommended!
to Make Mushroom Frittatas
Oh, you're going to enjoy these terrific mushroom treats, which are
like mini-omelets. If you like eggs and mushrooms, get ready to dig
into a tasty and healthy recipe. That's all I have to say about that.
Thigh and Groin Stretches
In this detailed pictorial, Dr. Ben Kim shares some of his favorite
exercises to obtain (and then maintain) a healthy groin and thighs.
People don't appreciate healthy shoulders until they start having
problems. Well, you can skip the problem part for most of your life
if you practice the exercises Dr. Kim shares in this informative pictorial.
to Sleep Better by Cleaning Your Nasal Passages
In this detailed and quite interesting article, Dr. Ben Kim shows
you a natural health method for cleaning your nasal passages before
going to bed at night. Though it may sound kind of yucky, doing this
will significantly improve your chances of getting a better night's
In this blog entry I share one of Dr. Ben Kim's favorite nut butter
recipes. If you've never tried nut butter, you really should make
a batch because you're going to love the stuff. I promise!
Healthy Greens Recipe
If it's tough to get your family to eat healthy greens like broccoli
and zucchini, then you need to try this tasty and easy to prepare
recipe right now.
in the Dark to Be Healthy
Most people don't know it, but it's critical for long term health
to sleep in the dark. Far too many men, women, and children these
days sleep in rooms that aren't dark, and they are suffering important
health consequences because of their sleeping environment. This is
a MUST READ for those who don't sleep in a dark bedroom.
to Treat or Prevent Achilles Tendon Pain
Whether you're looking to treat existing Achilles tendonitis or simply
to prevent it, you stand to benefit a great deal from stretching and
doing pressure work to this area daily. This detailed "how to"
will help you have the healthiest Achilles tendons outside of the
to Improve Blood Circulation in Your Legs
If you want to maintain healthy legs, you're merely a click away from
Dr. Ben Kim's simple exercises that'll help improve blood circulation
in your legs. Many clear images accompany the "how to directions"
in this pictorial.
Important Ways to Build Healthy Bones
Contrary to conventional wisdom and pharmaceutical advertisements,
powerful drugs with strong side effects aren't the most effective
way to build strong, healthy bones. In this detailed article, Dr.
Kim shares nine things you can do to increase the health and strength
of your body's bones.
to Make Guacamole
Though it's not one of Dr. Ben Kim's secret Korean recipes passed
down for hundreds of generations, the directions provided in this
pictorial will allow you to serve a tasty and healthy guacamole to
your family without having to spend more than a few minutes preparing
D Questions and Answers
In this short FAQ Dr. Kim answers the three questions asked most often
of him on the topic of Vitamin D. These are questions you've most
likely sought answers for, too.
to Make Healthy Smoothies
I don't know about you, but next to sipping on lemonade in heaven,
having a healthy and tasty smoothie down here on earth might be the
next best thing. Well, maybe that's a stretch, but, hey, everyone
likes a good smoothie and in this pictorial Dr. Kim will teach you
how to make a healthy, beautiful smoothie.
Dr. Ben Kim recommends two basic stretches to the vast majority of
his clients who have issues with their backs. The stretches detailed
in this pictorial "how to" will help keep the soft tissues
in the lower and mid back regions flexible and well supplied with
healthy blood flow.
to Make Healthy Energy Balls
You know, most of the so-called "energy bars" at the supermarket
are so full of sugar and additives that you almost want to cry if
you read the list of ingredients. Well, I have good news for you today
because Dr. Ben Kim has decided to reveal his powerful and secret
recipe for tasty, healthy snacks that'll give you an energy boost
almost as electric as sticking your big toe in a light socket!
In this detailed "how to do it" pictorial, Dr. Kim and his
wife Margaret demonstrate several excellent exercises for stretching
and supporting the lumbar region.
to Make Sushi
If you enjoy sushi and haven't ventured to make your own, this fabulous
this pictorial by Dr. Ben Kim will encourage you to give it a try.
It's a lot easier than you might imagine, and the cost is minimal
compared to buying sushi at a store or restaurant.
to Make a Chocolate Vanilla Smoothie
Once you go through the steps in this detailed "how to"
by Dr. Ben Kim, for the rest of your wonderful life you'll be able
to make an endless variety of yummy, nutrient-dense, and dairy-free
smoothies and soft ice creams, all with a blender and a few inexpensive
to Make Korean Rice Cake
Korean rice cake - the kind that comes out soft, chewy, and with
just a hint of sweetness - provides a highly unique mouthfeel
compared to modern day fluffy cakes. Dr. Kim's mother is a true master
at making traditional Korean rice cake and in this detailed article
you'll learn her secret, old family recipe.
Management in Times of Conflict
With his usual thoughtfulness and compassion, Dr. Kim discusses ways
to react when people around you are going ballistic. This is a must
read for anyone who ever deals with other human beings.
to Make Almond Milk
If you regularly suffer from nasal congestion, sinusitis, ear infections,
joint pain, asthma, seasonal allergies, hyperhidrosis, indigestion,
diarrhea, psoriasis, eczema, or any other autoimmune illness, you
may experience significant improvement in your health by avoiding
dairy and drinking delicious almond milk instead.
to Make Healthy Fudge
This fabulous tutorial with lots of mouthwatering pictures details
exactly how to make healthy fudge that is so delicious everyone in
the family may well fight over the last few pieces. You can also call
the recipe almond fudge brownies. Oh my gawd!
to Have Healthy Wrists, Forearms, and Elbows
If you play tennis or have pains in your wrists, forearms, and/or
elbows, you'll find natural exercises to do in this helpful "how
to" article with plenty of pictures illustrating each exercise.
Honesty to Build a Good Relationship
Dr. Ben Kim tackles relationship issues and tells you why honesty
in a relationship is so important.
Filling of Our Souls
In this thoughtful and reflective essay about love, children, God,
and opening ourselves to the right things in the universe, Dr. Ben
Kim shares some experiences that make for powerful and instructive
reading. This one is a MUST read for those who want to have happier
to Make Kim Chi
In this detailed "how to do it" tutorial, Dr. Ben Kim shares
a traditional recipe for Korean Kim Chi that's made with Napa cabbage.
Whoa, this stuff tastes good.
Many people don't seem to realize that a primary cause of symptoms
of heartburn is a condition called a hiatal hernia. To learn what
a hiatal hernia is, as well as a few old school, natural remedies
that have worked for many people with this health challenge, read
Your Mucous Membranes Healthy
The mucous membranes that line each of these regions are continuous
with your skin. All of your mucous membranes line areas of your body
that are exposed to the outside world and/or internal organs.
Fasting For a Healthy Body
Dr. Ben Kim provides all the "how to" details about going
on your own healthy juice fast at home. This is a great way to lose
a few pounds while flooding your body with healthy nourishment.
D and Prevention of Chronic Disease
Here's a fun, funny, and important video by Dr. Michael Holick on
vitamin D. Learn about the history of vitamin D, how it's converted
in the body with sunlight, and the link between vitamin d deficiency
and chronic diseases.
Kinds of Sushi to Avoid
If you're a fan of sushi, it's worth noting that some types of fish
tend to contain more mercury than others; by choosing wisely, you
can minimize your risk of experiencing mercury toxicity.
and the Flu Shot
Dr. Kim writes, "A number of people - a lot of nurses, I've noticed
- have called me a dumb ass or something in the same vein for not
shooting myself up with the H1N1 vaccine, and for possibly steering
others to do the same."
to Stop Constipation
While some people can overcome constipation by eating large quantities
of vegetables every day, simply eating more fiber is not a guaranteed
solution. Here are several action steps that I have found to be helpful
for most chronic cases of constipation.
Plan for Sufferers of Ulcerative Colitis
This article provides a specific dietary plan that many people with
ulcerative colitis and other types of inflammatory bowel disease can
benefit from. The following dietary plan is appropriate for people
with ulcerative colitis who are not in the midst
of a flare up
Doctors Won't Tell You about Toxins or Detoxing
Dr. Kim writes, "Over the past few years, I've noticed that cleansing
the body of toxins has become one of the most common topics that new
clients want to consult with me on."
of Caffeine Danger in Energy Drinks
So-called energy drinks like Red Bull and Sobe pack a whole lot of
punch, and they are terrible for you. Most energy drinks contain up
to three to four times as much caffeine as a regular
to Prevent Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder is characterized by a gradual stiffening of the shoulder
region. Women first tend to notice that they have difficulty fastening
a bra and brushing their hair. Men first tend to notice that it is
painful to put their hands in their back pockets or to comb their
Ways to Reverse Autoimmune Illnesses
In some cases, I've found that the steps outlined below can actually
reverse some of the degenerative changes that can accompany various
Causes of Autoimmune Illness
Ultimately, the development of autoimmune illness requires that your
immune system begins to identify some of your own cells as being harmful,
and that control mechanisms that are in place to prevent such "glitches"
no longer do what they are supposed to in preventing such occurrences.
Timeless and Universal Health Principle
This article aims to give you a big picture look at how interconnected
all of your parts are. Really understanding this concept should immunize
you against the temptation to dip into the ocean of transient miracle
remedies on the market.
between Type 1 Diabetes and Cow Milk
Though there are likely several potential contributing causes of diabetes
type 1, it's hard to ignore the strong connection between cow's milk
consumption and risk of insulin-dependent diabetes in children.
Kim's All-Natural Mosquito Repellent
Rather than expose yourself to DEET and other pesticides, try this
all-natural formula made with essential plant oils that have long
been used all over the world to provide natural protection against
I Get a Mammogram?
Dr. Ben Kim discusses the risks and benefits of mammography after
a question from a woman whose doctor is pressuring her to get an annual
Benefits of Tempeh
Tempeh is plant protein, made from cooked soy beans. It can be used
in anything from sandwich filler to stir fries. It's also very healthy.
about Potassium Deficiency
Dr. Kim answers a reader's question about potassium deficiencies.
on How to Declutter Your Home
If your living or work spaces have accumulated unnecessary items and
you're starting to feel like you live in the home of a packrat, I
encourage you to think about going on a cleaning and donating field
day. It will even improve your health and longevity.
to Seek Medical Attention for a Head Injury
In the wake of the tragic passing of actress Natasha Richardson, I'd
like to share a few details that everyone should know about head injuries
and when to seek medical attention for one.
Power of Our Beliefs
My return to playing tennis has been a good reminder for me on the
power that our beliefs have to influence the quality of our health
with Dr. Ben Kim on All Things Rice
In this interview, learn why rice is good for you, how to cook it,
and discover a number of different varieties.
to Prevent Nasal Congestion in Babies and Children
Allowing a baby to cry and produce tears when he or she is bothered
by a nasal passageway that is plugged up by dried-up mucous can actually
send tears into the nasal passageway to dissolve the mucous.
Banning Cell Phone Use in Children
Children's brains are less dense- than adult brains. Scans have confirmed
that the low-level radiation emitted by cell phones penetrate the
brain of a 5-year-old child more than halfway through.
Foods Are Healthy and Nutritious
In lieu of cooking, another way to soften and even break down fiber
in plant foods and thereby get the most out of what you eat is to
blend some of your foods.
Laid-back Laptop Table
In searching for alternative solutions for people who need to work
on a computer for hours at a time, I stumbled upon a number of different
laptop tables and stands that can be used while lying down. The best
such device that I found is called the Laidback Laptop Portable Table.
and A on Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, and Vitamin D
2008, the Vitamin D Council issued a warning on ingesting cod liver
oil due to concerns about high levels of vitamin A in many brands
of cod liver oil. Here are Dr. Kim's answers to the most common queries
that I received on the Vitamin D Council's paper.
to Treat and Prevent a Ganglion Cyst
A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled bump that forms under the skin near
a joint, most commonly in the wrist area, and sometimes in the shoulder,
elbow, hip, knee, ankle, or foot regions.
Chickpea and Pea Soup
Experience the many health benefits of eating green peas with this
recipe, which is exceptionally healthy and calls for highly affordable
to Promote Healthy Senses of Taste and Smell
You have about 10,000 taste buds on your tongue that help you differentiate
between sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and other tastes. There is mounting
scientific evidence that suggests that having a poor sense of taste
may lead to regular overeating.
Your Nails Reveal about Blood Circulation
Your finger and toe nails provide a quick look at your overall health
status. There's also a very easy test anyone can do to check the status
of their circulation.
to Use Acupressure for Best Overall Health
Applying direct pressure to specific nerves throughout your body on
a regular basis is a simple and powerfully effective way to promote
healthy nerve tone, which in turn, promotes good overall health.
Curried Stew Recipe
A delicious recipe for a curried vegetarian stew.
Best Way to Address a Specific Health Problem
This article aims to give you a big picture look at how interconnected
all of your parts are. You may be having a specific health problem,
but you need to realize how every aspect of your body can influence
the other parts.
Foods for a Healthy Digestive System
If you have G.I. problems, you may benefit from including one or more
of the following five foods in your diet - all of which are rich in
nutrients that are particularly important to the health of your digestive
Habit to Keep Your Lower Back Strong and Healthy
If you have a back that seems to get tight and sore on a regular basis
without any apparent cause, then you might benefit from adopting the
following simple habit that can significantly improve the strength
of your lower back.
Super Green Foods
used to believe that eating only fresh varieties of dark greens was
the best approach to nourishing and cleansing my body. But after a
few years of doing this, I began experimenting with super green food
powders, which yielded my new 5 Super Green Foods supplement.
to Have Clear, Healthy Skin
Your skin is a complex organ, one that consists of three layers that
are optimally organized to protect you against disease and injury.
Learn how to nourish all the layers of your skin naturally.
to Have Clear, Healthy Skin pt. 2
In part 2 we continue our discussion about clear, healthy skin.
You'll have to try this delicious cauliflower soup recipe from Dr.
Kim in order to believe it. It tastes like something out of a 5-star
restaurant and it's extraordinarily healthy.
Dangers of Contact Lenses
According to two studies out of the U.K., wearing daily disposable
contact lenses or contact lenses that are supposed to allow more oxygen
into the eyes does not lead to a lowered risk of developing dangerous
Benefits of Sesame Seeds
The humble sesame seed provides a variety of health benefits. Check
out this article for some delicious recipes.
Overview of How Your Body's Organs Work
If you want to be relatively free of the fear of not knowing enough
about your health that you have to rely on others to make big decisions
for you, it's critical that you take some time to learn about how
your body works.
Tumors, Cell Phones, and Children
Dr. Ben Kim writes about the growing number of brain tumors in children
and how industry may be coloring the science of cell phone safety.
and Alkaline-Forming Effects of Food
There's so much baloney in the natural health world regarding acid
and alkaline-forming foods and their supposed effects on the human
body. This article is a must read for everyone who's measuring and/or
obsessing about their pH.
to Gain Healthy Weight
If you are underweight, you could experience significant improvement
in your health by gaining and maintaining healthy weight. This article
tells you exactly how to gain the pounds you need for optimal health.
Chocolate Smoothie Recipe
organic chocolate is one of nature's most flavonoid-rich foods. Here's
a delicious recipe that packs a punch for heart health.
Your Health with Food Enzymes
Kick your health up by increasing your intake of food enzymes. Learn
what these enzymes do and what foods contain them.
Flax Onion Bread
Here's a recipe from Dr. Kim for raw flax onion bread.
Pasta Made from Zucchini
Here's a delicious recipe for healthy, alternative pasta made without
refined grains or load carbs. It's pasta made from zucchini.
One Day a Week Good for You?
Is fasting one day a week good for your health? To answer this question,
let's take a look at what happens in your body when you begin to eat
and drink nothing but water.
with Dr. Ben Kim on the Place of Soy in the Health Food Arena
You'd lose a bet if you said you could stroll down two or three aisles
in a health food store and not come across a soy product of some kind.
Soy seems to permeate everything in the health food market, from "replacement"
meats to vegan ice cream. We interviewed Dr. Kim to get the lowdown
on the soy story.
Asked Questions on Doing a Full Body Cleanse
Dr. Kim answers some frequently asked questions about full body cleansing.
Questions range from what kinds of supplements are acceptable to take,
what oils to avoid, and how to get around certain food allergies.
Benefits of Peppermint
Peppermint, in addition to having a wonderful flavor, also has a great
number of health benefits. Fresh peppermint as opposed to menthol
can usually be digested by everyone.
You Need to Know about Joint Replacement Surgery
If you have a severely deteriorated joint that prevents or significantly
hinders basic activities of daily living, I think that joint replacement
surgery is an option worth considering. But it's critical to check
for financial ties between orthopedic surgeons and joint makers.
Use Soap on Your Private Parts
Over the years, I have found that many people aren't aware that soap
should not be used to clean the openings of your private areas.
You Hate the Way You Look?
If you have a condition that affects the way you look, you need to
read this. Dr. Kim writes, "At one point, I realized that the
person who made the most of my physical appearance was me. When I
made it a big issue in my own mind, it seemed to become more of an
issue to those around me."
to Do for a Fever
The most common cause of a fever is a bacterial or viral infection,
the vast majority of which your body's self healing mechanisms can
conquer with proper rest and nutritional support. Learn when it's
time to rest and when it's time to seek medical attention.
The many naturally occurring antioxidants found in white button, Crimini,
and Portobello mushrooms make them excellent food choices for promoting
optimal immune system strength.
Your Kidneys Healthy As Your Age
This article provides critical information for everyone who has one
or two kidneys. Have you been popping aspirin because some commercial
or "doctor" has told you it helps prevent heart attacks?
Or do you regularly take cold medication or over-the-counter pain
killers? If you have been doing these things, perhaps it's time for
a new perspective.
Healthy Dried Coconut Recipes
Here are some delicious and healthy recipes that call for dried coconut.
It's always best to use fresh dried coconut. Learn where to find some
of the highest quality coconut here.
Individuals, Not Groups
Dr. Ben Kim writes, "When we judge groups rather than individuals,
I think we hurt our chances of having meaningful experiences that
can enhance our health and overall quality of life."
Soup: an Anti-Cancer Recipe
Phytonutrients found in cabbage stimulate your genes to increase production
of enzymes that detoxify your cells, resulting in elimination of free
radicals. Here's a delicious cabbage soup recipe with some bonus anti-cancer
to Prevent a Sore Throat from Turning into a Cold
Dr. Kim gives you some inside information that everyone should know
about preventing sore throats from turning into full blown colds.
Unfortunately, you won't get this info from most medical doctors.
Food Vitamins and Minerals to Support Your Health
What you don't know about vitamins and minerals may destroy your health.
Unfortunately, due to the overdosage of synthetic vitamins, experiencing
vitamin and mineral toxicity is far more common than you might think.
Much Vitamin C Does the Body Really Need?
take a look at a variety of vitamin C supplements, you will find that
the majority of them contain only ascorbic acid, which is NOT vitamin
C. Learn about the real nutrient that is vitamin c and where to find
Potato and Pecan Recipe
looking for a delicious and filling vegetable that is super rich in
health-promoting antioxidants, look no further than the humble sweet
Sense of Free Radicals and Antioxidants
free radicals can damage your tissues, they can also damage viruses,
bacteria, and harmful substances that make their way into your blood;
in these instances, free radicals serve to protect the health of your
Best and Worst Lunch Meals for Your Health
With a little planning, you and your family can consistently enjoy
delicious lunch meals that are nutritious, inexpensive, and easy to
Dr. Kim offers some advice for taking care of your prostate gland
Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipe
Here's a recipe for a delicious chocolate smoothie that's actually
good for your heart.
to Prevent Lower Back Pain
Here are a few easy and effective exercises for preventing lower back
Blinking Is Essential for Healthy Eyes and Improved Vision
Frequent and gentle blinking is essential to the health of your eyes
and vision because it allows your eyelids to regularly coat your eyes
with three beneficial layers of tears. Learn more about blinking in
Secret History of the War on Cancer
At long last, a devastating and truly noteworthy book on the subject
of the so-called war on cancer has been published. It's called The
Secret History of the War on Cancer, written by Devra Davis, PhD,
MPH, and it may well be the most important book of our time.
Root Canal Care
There's a lot of conflicting advice and information on root canal
care. Here's an article that explains exactly what a root canal is
and also provides some great preventative care for avoiding such a
to Overcome Chronic Fear and Anxiety
Fear and anxiety are emotions that are common to every person's life
journey, but especially so for those who are living with a long-standing
health challenge. Learn how to naturally overcome these issues.
to Identify and Address Workaholism
Workaholism can be hazardous to your health. In this article learn
how to identify the problem and deal with it before it really starts
to impact your life.
Benefit of the Real Vitamin C
Dr. Ben Kim writes, "My wife and I made the decision to add acerola
cherries to her diet. In case you aren't familiar with acerola cherries,
they are one of nature's best sources of REAL vitamin C."
of Lipsticks That Contain Lead
If you wear lipstick on a regular basis, this article is a must-read.
Learn about the brands of lipstick that contain lead and avoid them.
on the Cure for Cancer
Dr. Ben Kim shares some thoughts on the soundbite-like idea of the
"cure for cancer."
of Toxic Air Fresheners
While they may say and seem to "freshen" the air, have you
every wondered what you're exactly spraying around? It isn't friendly
or healthy stuff.
to Protect Your Health in the Computer Era
If you work on a computer or at a desk all day, the information in
this article is invaluable. Learn how you can keep your health optimal
by doing a few simple exercises and stretches and turning away from
the computer screen every once in a while.
for Good Blood Circulation
If you're looking to include foods in your diet that can help to promote
and maintain strong and steady blood flow through your circulatory
system, give this simple and delicious recipe a try.
on Microwave Buttered Popcorn
This article is a must-read for anyone who indulges in cheap microwaved
buttered popcorn on a regular basis. You may be negatively impacting
your lungs as well as your whole body.
Important Steps for Health Recovery and Maintenance
If you've recently had a traumatic experience with your body or you're
otherwise looking to recover your health, these steps from Dr. Kim
are a must read.
Supporting Juice Recipe
Here is a nutritious and tasty juice recipe that packs a punch in
promoting improved vision.
to Protect Yourself against Toxic Behavior and People
Toxic people exist, and sometimes you're stuck in a situation where
you have to deal with them. Learn more about how you can arm yourself
against their toxicity.
Here's a freshly pressed vegetable juice that is meant to stimulate
the elimination of toxins from your body. Also it's tasty!
to Prevent the Formation of Varicose Veins
Everyone hates varicose veins. Fortunately, there are steps you can
take to prevent their formation.
Point for Boosting Mental Alertness and Energy
Just this one simple acupressure point can boost your energy and keep
you mentally sharp. Check out this fun article to learn more.
Important Measures to Prevent Diabetes Type II
There are things you can do in your diet and lifestyle to prevent
an onset of diabetes. This article discusses what you can do by cutting
out certain foods.
Acupressure Points for Tension Headaches
Are tension headaches getting you down? Prescription drugs not doing
anything or even making them worse? Give acupressure a try.
Foods That Promote Deep Sleep
Yes, there are certain healthy foods that can help you sleep. Read
this article to learn about these foods and how you can regularly
enjoy deep sleep through a sound diet.
Sense of Carbohydrates
We've all heard of carbohydrates. Most of us have a fair understanding
of what they do for the body. But do you really know the whole story
to Pick Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
In this article, the peak in-season range for different fruits and
vegetables is relevant to all of Canada, most of the upper half of
the United States, and pretty much all other countries that lie within
the same latitudinal range.
Much Sleep Do You Really Need to Be Healthy?
facets of your life have greater impact on your health status than
the amount of quality rest that you get each night. Learn why your
sleeping routine is so important to your ability to prevent disease
and be at your best.
Acupressure Points That Can Significantly Improve Your Health
Acupressure is a healing art that involves using your fingers to apply
pressure to specific points on your body to produce health-promoting
effects. A must read article about nervous system health.
Most Doctors Won't Tell You about Colds and Flus
The next time that you experience a cold or the flu, remember this:
giving your body plenty of rest while allowing the cold or flu to
run its course is good for your health.
Rights and Potential Problems with a Strict Vegan Diet--
A Must Read Article
A handful of readers wrote in to ask why Dr. Ben Kim believes that
it is difficult for most people to experience their best health while
following a 100 percent vegan diet for more than several years. This
important article explains why strict vegan diets will cause health
problems for most people in the long term.
to Treat Different Types of Bleeding
In preparing yourself to identify and treat different types of bleeding,
you must first have a good understanding of the three distinct types
of bleeding that a person can experience.
Drinking Too Much Water Is Dangerous
If you force large amounts of water into your system over a short
period of time, your kidneys will struggle to eliminate enough water
from your system to keep the overall amount at a safe level. Read
this important article to learn more.
Underpublicized Risks of Caesarian Sections
In some cases, C-section deliveries are encouraged because they are
more profitable and convenient for doctors to perform, even though
C-sections are clearly more dangerous than natural vaginal deliveries
that take place in a supportive environment.
to Treat Burns with First Aid
You can get burned by a number of different sources, the most common
of which are hot liquids, hot objects, etc. In general, if a first-degree
burn does not cover a significant portion of your body, it can be
treated at home.
to Prevent the Formation of Problematic Kidney Stones
What's particularly scary about passing a kidney stone is that in
most cases, there are no warning signs. One minute you are going about
your normal business, and then all of a sudden, you begin to have
waves of unimaginable pain on one side of your lower back.
and Other Heartburn Drugs Can Cause Hip Fractures
A recent AMA study indicates that taking heartburn drugs like Nexium,
Prilosec, or Prevacid for one year or longer can significantly increase
the risk of experiencing a hip fracture in people over 50 years of
Weaning Breastfeeding Baby
A discussion on Dr. Ben Kim's experience with his own baby son and
how he and his wife successfully night weaned him without resorting
to the "cry it out" method.
Congestion in Babies
Nasal congestion in babies can lead to a number of health problems
associated with breathing and sleeping difficulties.
Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
Vaginitis is frequently misdiagnosed as a urinary tract infection,
which can leave a woman unaware of lifestyle factors that are chronic,
recurrent causes of vaginitis.
Your Health Up a Notch with Tumeric Seasoning
We all know tumeric spice turns food the color of a bright Halloween,
but did you know this seasoning is also great for your body?
Health Dangers in Antibacterial Soap
If you are still using antibacterial soap that contains a compound
called triclosan, I hope this information will lead you to consider
switching to the plainest bar of soap that you can find.
to Prevent Lead Poisoning
To access seventeen concrete steps that you can take to protect yourself
against lead poisoning, read this article by Dr. Kim.
Twenty Acrylamide-Rich Foods
In July of 2006, the United States Food and Drug Administration released
the results of its latest research on the acrylamide content of common
Yourself As You Do Others
many people attempt to practice the golden rule, many others fail
to apply the concept of being kind to others to themselves. Margaret
Chuong-Kim offers some tips in treating yourself as you do others
in this article.
While some people can overcome constipation by eating large quantities
of vegetables every day, simply eating more fiber is not a guaranteed
solution for constipation. This article will furnish you with a few
more natural alternatives.
Warning about Dental Freezing
Did you ever chew your gums when they were numb after a dental visit?
If your child is about to undergo his or her first dental procedure
that utilizes anesthesia, then this article is a must read.
Health Benefits of Eating Dinner as a Family
Margaret Chuong-Kim discusses a very common problem among western
families: eating separately and eating bad foods. Check out a few
of the health benefits a family can gain by eating together.
Sense of the Nutrient Calcium
Calcium. The nutrient many consider the cornerstone of the vitamin
ziggurat. Dr. Kim breaks down everything you need to know about this
Sick Heath Care System
Did you know pharmaceutical companies are to doctors like lobbyists
are to politicians? You don't want to miss this shocking read about
how Big Pharm's reps bribe many doctors into writing prescriptions
simply to meet a monthly quota.
to Get the Most Nutritional Value out of Watermelon
To learn a simple tip on how to improve
the nutritional value of watermelon, as well as a tip on making watermelon
juice as healthy as possible, check out this article by Dr. Ben Kim.
and Tuna Fish
Do you eat tuna fish on a regular basis? If so, you should know about
a recently published report on dangerous levels of mercury found in
canned tuna fish.
to Have a Healthy Liver
Having a healthy liver is one of the most important requirements for
experiencing your best health. Click here to learn five critical keys
to protecting yourself against liver damage. Must
reading if you're taking any products containing acetaminophen.
Juice and Prostate Cancer
Dr. Kim discusses a study about pomegranate juice for prostate cancer
patients. He then offers seven essential guidelines he's found in
his practice to be helpful in preventing and treating prostate cancer
through natural means.
Control Pills for Painful Periods
shocking how many teenage girls are put on birth control pills today
by their doctors to simply "manage" their menstrual cycles
or to alleviate pain due to menstruation. Learn how teenage girls
can avoid birth control pills through diet change.
summertime which means many of us are hitting the pool or lake. Check
out this article by Dr. Ben Kim and learn how to prevent swimmer's
ear, as well as how to treat it if you're afflicted.
the Health Benefits of Sesame
you know that half a cup of sesame seeds contains three times more
calcium than half a cup of whole milk? Sesame seeds also pack one
heckuva wallop in a multitude of other vitamins.
If you enjoy spicy and naturally-prepared foods as much as I
do, you're going to absolutely love this tasty, fermented Korean dish
known as Traditional Kim Chi. And it's good for you, too!
Dr. Ben Kim recommends the following dietary and lifestyle guidelines
to people who visit his clinic looking to get stronger and healthier
after a bout with chemotherapy. Includes
a free PDF version of the diet that you can print and give to family
Natural Approach to Curing and Preventing Acne
Dr. Ben Kim lets you in on some preventative tips on keeping acne
Antibiotics Are Not the Answer for the Common Cold and Acne
So many people use antibiotics as the end-all be-all cure. This is
a must read article for anyone who's ever been put on an antibiotic
or plans to go on one in the future.
Common Household Toxins
Dr. Ben Kim looks at some very common items you'll find around the
house and how many of them contain dangerous toxins.
the Benefit of Omega 3 Fatty Acids
You've probably heard a lot about omega 3 fatty acids, but do you
really understand the ways in which they are beneficial to your health
and which foods to get them from?
of Cell Phones
If you use a cell phone on a regular basis, there are some possible
health risks you should be aware of.
Vs. Synthetic Vitamins
Dr. Ben Kim discusses some facts that you won’t find advertised on
most of the vitamin supplements at your local vitamin store. Learn
about the difference between natural and synthetic vitamins.
Information about Blood Sugar and Insulin
You have approximately 5 lifters of blood traveling around in
your blood vessels and heart at any given moment. In these 5 lifters
of blood, you need only about one teaspoon of sugar for all of your
Most Important Lesson I Learned in Korea
When I was in my late 20s, I left a lucrative professional position
in the arctic of Alaska to move to Seoul, South Korea. My main reason
for doing this was that I had a lot to say to my parents.
B6 is commonly referred to as pyridoxine. It is a water-soluble B
vitamin that comes in six different forms. But what does vitamin B6
do in your body?
to Find Lasting Relief for Nasal Congestion
Do you know someone who suffers with chronic nasal congestion?
Im not referring to nasal congestion that comes with typically
short-term conditions like the common cold, the flu, a sinus infection,
or hay fever. Im referring to people who feel healthy overall,
but cant figure out why they usually feel stuffed up.
to Effectively Treat a Sprained Ankle
For years, the standard protocol for treating a sprained ankle has
been the R.I.C.E. method - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
While this protocol usually prevents further damage and allows gradual
healing of a sprained joint, I have found that people recover more
quickly and effectively when they follow the following recommendations.
Price of Chewing Gum
If you chew gum on a regular basis, you may be harming your health.
You Throwing Away Your Egg Yolks?
Cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance that is absolutely
necessary for you to be healthy. High cholesterol itself does not
cause heart disease. Join Dr. Kim join in never throwing away another
Organic Egg Really Does Do Your Body Good
If you've been staying away from eggs because of the fear of high
cholesterol, it may be worth your while to get cracking. Cracking
organic eggs, that is.
The best thing that you can do for yourself as soon as you feel
that familiar spasm or pull in your back muscles is the following:
Nothing. Does this surprise you? Read on for more.
Too Much Fruit Can Be Dangerous to Your Health
While fruits and vegetables are much better for you than refined foods
like cookies and chips, my experiences and research have led me to
believe that too much fruit can be harmful to your health.
to Improve Digestion and Stop Gas
Some of us seem to think that we can be healthy by simply eating healthy
foods. The truth is, your health is determined by how well you digest
the foods that you put into your body.
No to High Heels
What do toe pain, mid foot pain, heel pain, ankle pain, knee pain,
hip pain, lower back pain, mid back pain, upper back pain, and headaches
all have in common? You guessed it -- high heels.
on Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Fats
Dr. Ben Kim outlines ten practical and essential points regarding
fats and oils in your diet.
Dr. Ben Kim gives you some precautions on saving your hearing. This
article is an eye opener, as much as it is an ear opener -- some noises
you may think are safe are actually not.
Chronic Low Back Pain
you know anyone who suffers from chronic low back pain? As simple
as it seems, many people with chronic low back pain can improve and
even fully heal their backs by doing this one simple thing.
Safe around Arsenic
Although the United States Environmental Protection Agency banned
the use of arsenic-containing wood for homes and playgrounds on January
1, 2004, approximately 70% of homes and 14% of playgrounds in the
States still have decks, porches, and play structures that contain
Did you know a survey was conducted that showed 75% of medical doctors
would not subject their bodies to chemotherapy? Dr. Ben Kim
explains true prevention so you won't have to deal with these hypocrites.
to Treat Ear Wax
Dr. Ben Kim gives some techniques to naturally eliminate earwax.
Do You Want to Be Healthy?
Everyone says being healthy is what you should do. Dr. Ben Kim joins
us again this week and discusses the link between physical health
and a proper state of mind in conjunction with what happens to your
body as you get healthier.
Healthier from the Inside Out
In September of 2004, Dr. Ben Kim graciously agreed to serve as the
professional Natural Hygiene resource for Health & Beyond Online
subscribers and readers. Read all about him and his practice here.
Steps to Better Sleep
Too often, people who have difficulty falling asleep and sleeping
deeply turn to medication. Experience has shown that many sleep disturbances
can be solved through natural means. The following are 9 steps you
can take to ensure a good nights sleep.
White Rice a Healthy Food Choice?
For years, I believed that white rice should be avoided completely.
I believed that it had very little nutritional value and that it contributed
to constipation. But I have come to realize that white rice does provide
Healthy Fish for Nourishment
Clean fish provides healthy protein, essential fatty acids, and an
abundance of minerals, particularly iodine and zinc. This article
will tell you the healthiest and most nutritious fish.
No to Soy Milk and Rice Milk
With greater awareness of the many health problems associated with
pasteurized dairy products, many people are turning to vegetarian
milk substitutes like soy milk and rice milk. This article reveals
that these alternatives may not be good for you either.
to the Root of Eczema
reasons, people can develop intolerances to certain foods and substances
over time, leading to an allergic reaction in the blood, which in
turn causes inflammation and itching in the skin.
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