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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Obesity, Dampness, and Chinese Medicine

Imagine for a moment a farmer’s field in the countryside that’s green and rolling. With the right amount of sunshine and rain, the field produces healthy crops.  In fact, when it rains, the plants in the field are nourished and turn a little greener and grow a little taller.  But then it rains some more.  And it keeps raining.  And raining.  After awhile that field becomes saturated.  The moisture settles in puddles in the low spots, creating muddy areas.  The plants in those muddy . . . → Read More: Obesity, Dampness, and Chinese Medicine

Thirteen Truths About Weight Loss

Weight loss is a popular topic and a multi-billion dollar industry for a reason. I have found that it is the rare person who is perfectly happy with their weight.  Most people are either trying to drop a few pounds, lose a lot of weight, or trying hard simply to maintain their current weight. 

Why are so many people struggling with the numbers on their bathroom scale?  There are so many answers—we live in a land of abundance, we eat the wrong foods, we . . . → Read More: Thirteen Truths About Weight Loss

Depression's Strong Influence on Obesity

We have a guest blogger! Rachelle Holmes of Metropolitan MD in Chicago is posting about the link between depression and obesity. In the clinic, I see quite a few people who are dealing with depression as well as weight issues, belly fat, sugar cravings, low energy and lack of motivation. In Chinese medicine, there is a powerful link between strong emotions and digestive health and obesity. Thanks, Rachelle, for covering this topic!

Obesity in today’s youth can’t solely be attributed to overeating and lack . . . → Read More: Depression’s Strong Influence on Obesity