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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Moderation: A Key to Good Health

Moderation, average, reasonable, middle of the road, not too hot, not too cold…just right. Is there anything more boring than moderation? Maybe not, but taking it easy may just be the key to better health that you need.

We get so crazy in our attempts to stay healthy. First, fat of any kind was the Satan of the diet world. Now it’s carbohydrates. We gobble down vitamins and supplements as though our very existence depended on it. If a little exercise is good, then . . . → Read More: Moderation: A Key to Good Health

What Is Good Health?

It has been said many times that we don’t fully appreciate good health until it’s gone.  This is true enough, but how exactly would you describe good health? 

One definition of health is the absence of disease.  This may be good enough if you’re applying for health or life insurance, but is the absence of disease accurate enough for you?  It’s not for me.

I’ve been thinking a lot about good health lately.  At the end of March, I had the opportunity to hear . . . → Read More: What Is Good Health?

Five Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

It seems like everything you read about your health tells you how bad stress is.  It’s true that stress is bad for your heart, makes you gain weight around the middle, decreases your immunity, messes with your digestion, and causes you to lie awake at night staring at the ceiling.  You get the message; you’ve got to get your stress under control. 

Understanding that you need to do something to de-stress is the easy part.  Taking steps to deal with the stressful situations in . . . → Read More: Five Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

Ten Secrets to Making Changes that Stick

Several years ago, a woman came to me for acupuncture treatments to help her lose weight*. She told me she had tried all kinds of things to lose weight from crazy diets to hypnosis, but nothing had worked. At her first appointment, I did a careful intake exam and health history, and then treated her with acupuncture. A week later, when she came back for her second treatment, the woman informed me that over the course of the week, nothing had happened. She had . . . → Read More: Ten Secrets to Making Changes that Stick