2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


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This is just the beginning of personal health data mobile apps. What do you think? Will you get one?

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Would you like a cup of tea?

I am serving Budo Tea, a wonderful hand-crafted, high-mountain grown, charcoal-roasted green tea from Taiwan. My local friends at Budo Tea have shown me how to brew this tea the traditional way, in a very small, porous-clay teapot, and only for 30 seconds to a minute at a specific temperature quite a bit below boiling. The clay pot enriches the flavor and the overall effect is smooth, clean, delicious, and energizing. Please join me for this lucid experience at your next appointment.




Imagine a cold and flu season without colds or flu!

A cold and flu season without colds and flu is possible, thanks to a great preventative Asian medicine herbal formula.

If you would like to learn more about Asian medicine’s approach to immune support, you may want to read “Healing Immune Disorders: Natural Defense-Building Solutions” by Andrew Gaeddert, herbalist, founder of Health Concerns and the creator of the formula, Astra-C. Buy Andrew Gaeddert’s  book by clicking the Amazon link below.

Healing Immune Disorders: Natural Defense-Building Solutions

Asian medicine provides several excellent solutions for you this cold and flu season. In this post I would like to introduce you to an herbal formula that can help prevent colds and flu. The main active ingredient is the plant Astragalus and the traditional formula is called, “Jade Windscreen” for its protective shielding qualities. At ZebraPoints, I have decided to recommend a formula called “Astra C“, which is a variation of this traditional formula with the addition of Vitamin-C and Zinc, two well known Western immune-boosters. Since this formula is only available with a prescription from an Asian medicine practitioner, I have decided to offer subscribers to my blog a complementary phone-consultation to ensure that this formula is right for you. I can then send you a link to my virtual dispensary along with the passcode you will need to purchase it. However, you will need to act now, I am only offering this deal until the end of next week, Friday the 18th of this month.

Please call 503-523-2467 to schedule your free phone consultation and take action now to prevent colds and flu this season.



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Working with body symptoms is a lot like working with horses. Check out this documentary about a real “horse whisperer”.

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Why Digital Medical Records Could Save Your Life (via Mashable)

ZebraPoints uses Practice Fusion for its electronic medical records. Learn more about how electronic medical records can help you and your medical providers collaborate better, how they can put you more in control of your healthcare, how together we can achieve better health and live longer using them, and how they can even save your life! Learn more about what is possible in this article by Lauren Drell via Mashable.

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Help along the way in pursuit of happiness!

What does it take to be truly happy? Dan Buettner is making a career out of researching this elusive but inspiring ideal. On his site, Blue Zones, Dan invites you to join him in discovering just how happy you are and what that can mean to your life and health. Order his books, take his happiness test, learn 9 secrets to a longer life, and watch Dan and Oprah discuss his findings.

Blue Zones studies the worlds longest lived and happiest people and tells you their secrets. Last year I wrote about Dan’s bestseller, The Blue Zones: Lessons For Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. And now I’m writing to tell you about his new bestseller, Thrive: Finding Happiness The Blue Zones Way.

Go ahead and take the True Happiness Test, it takes only 4 minutes to get your own True Happiness Grade and personalized recommendations. I just took the happiness test and scored a “B”, and got several really good suggestions for becoming happier. I also took the “Vitality Compass” test to approximate my longevity. According to the test, I may live 83.2 years and can live to about 100 by adding just a few habits, including a couple drinks per day, some fruit, and a faith-based activity. That doesn’t sound too bad! If you take the test, why don’t you share your thoughts by adding your comments? Here’s to you, your health and happiness!

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