Category Archives: Longevity

Impact of loved ones on longevity?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What impact can our families and loved ones have on our longevity? A: Our families, loved ones, pets, neighbors, coworkers, and even the local store clerk where we do our shopping all have an impact on our lives. Some more, some less, but as the Tao says, we are all interconnected…

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Environment for a longer, healthier life?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
How can we make our environment, at home and at work, conducive to a longer, healthier life? A: Our surroundings have a direct link to our lives. According to the Taoist Principles, we are interconnected to everyone and everything in our surroundings. This has profound meaning when we discuss health and wellness….

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Living a long life alone?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Many articles and books mention that in order to live long, it’s best to have a happy sexual and emotional life with someone. I am in my mid-life years and have never had a serious relationship. Nothing helps to take away the frustration of having no one to share intimacy and…

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How to get my elements back in order?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, After looking at several products, I realize that all of my elements are out of balance, is there anyway to get all elements back in balance at the same time? A: It is not uncommon for many of us to be elementally out of balance. With our stressful daily lives, irregular…

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Keeping immunity up when getting older?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
My mother is aging and I wondered if you could make some recommendation for keeping her immunity and health up? A: As we age, our bodies become depleted of most of the essential minerals and vitamins. To further complicate this, our absorption mechanisms are also weakened, and we tend to absorb less…

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Humor improves quality of life?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, 
How can humor improve the quality of life? A: Humor has been studied for a long time for its healing properties. In fact, the most recent Readers Digest ran an article on its effects on the brain chemicals and how it improves memory and cognitive functions. Humor also plays a role…

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Ginkgo for every age?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Can a person of any age take ginkgo to improve brain function? A: Yes! Ginkgo is one of the most widely studied plants. The leaf of the ginkgo tree is shaped like a human brain, and some believe this is why, in Asia, it has always had a reputation of benefiting…

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Can anyone live to 100?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Is it really possible for anyone to live happily to age 100? A: Yes! The good news is that your body was designed to be 100 – you just have to get out of the way. Getting out of the way means taking an honest look at the habits and lifestyle…

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Is it really possible for anyone to live happily to age 100?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, 
Is it really possible for anyone to live happily to age 100? A: Yes! The good news is that your body was designed to be 100 – you just have to get out of the way. Getting out of the way means taking an honest look at the habits and lifestyle…

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What are some healthy habits that will ensure I live a long life?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, 
What are some healthy habits that will ensure I live a long life? A: It takes 14 to 21 days of repetitive behavior to form a new pattern in your brain. Once the pattern is formed, it becomes an automatic behavioral response. As you develop new healthy habits, they will begin…

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