About Lynn

lynn jaffeeLynn Jaffee is a licensed acupuncturist and the author of the book, Simple Steps: The Chinese Way to Better Health, a clear and concise explanation of Chinese medicine for the lay person. She is co-author of the book, The BodyWise Woman, a personal health manual for physically active women and girls. Read more about Lynn...

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Tylenol PM and Alzheimer’s?

Avoiding medication with Chinese medicine

Age-related memory loss runs in my family. Growing up, I remember my Great Aunt Clair telling us kids about her son who lived on the moon and who regularly sent her pennies. Aunt Clair never married or had children, but was sweet and we loved her stories nonetheless. My maternal grandfather also suffered from dementia, and now my mom. So it’s reasonable to say that I’m interested in all things memory related.

I’m a big fan of staying healthy through lifestyle choices and eating . . . → Read More: Tylenol PM and Alzheimer’s?

Help Your Memory with Chinese Medicine

If you worry that your memory is going, you’re not alone.  Do you regularly walk into a room and forget what you went there for?  Have you ever drawn a blank on a close friend’s name?  Do you routinely forget common words?  Join the club.  These little episodes are embarrassing and frustrating, but are you on the fast track to Alzheimer’s?  Probably not.

Memory loss can the result of a number of factors, the most common of which is your age.  However, hormonal changes, . . . → Read More: Help Your Memory with Chinese Medicine

Forget Something?

When was the last time you walked into a room and forgot what you went there for?   Have you recently been in a conversation with a really good friend and just couldn’t come up with their name?  Embarrassing?  Yes.  Alzheimer’s?  Probably not.


Memory loss can be the result of a number of factors including aging, hormonal changes, diet, and trying to do too many things at once.  The . . . → Read More: Forget Something?