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  • The Top Check-Ups to Do Every Year for Your Physical Well-being
    Most people know the basics of staying physically healthy – eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. But what about all the other essential check-ups you should do throughout the year? Below we will discuss the full check-ups you should regularly do every year to maintain your physical well-being. Eye Exam An annual eye exam…
  • Can Magnesium be Absorbed Through the Skin?
    Magnesium is like a performance drug for our bodies. We all need it to keep balanced, strong and performing properly. Yet it’s often underrated and forgotten. And many of us are walking around in a deficient state without even knowing it. So, the question is, how can we get enough without taking a zillion pills…
  • The Anti-Aging Effects Of Cannabinoids
    Cannabinoids are a class of compounds that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for regulating a variety of functions, including sleep, appetite, pain, and inflammation.  The two main cannabinoids are THC and CBD. THC is the compound in cannabis that gets you high, while CBD is the non-psychoactive compound that has…
  • CBD Oil for Menopause: Does it Help with Menopause Relief?
    Are menopause symptoms driving you crazy? Unfortunately, we know there is not one cure-all to get relief. That would be too easy. For some women, hormone replacement therapy is the direction they choose. But many others want to go a natural route. This is why CBD oil for menopause is such an excellent option.   What…
  • CBD vs. CBDA: What’s The Difference?
    Stacy Cason is the founder and CEO of Planetarie, a new CBDA company. What is CBDA? Modern Aging Founder and CEO Risa Morimoto talked with Stacy about what is CBDA, how CBDA differs from CBD, how it is used to treat pain and anxiety, and published research on CBDA to treat Covid-19. Rather watch the interview?…
  • 11 Anti-Aging Ayurvedic Herbs
    For some people, surgical nips and tucks are ideal for keeping their youthful looks. But here, at Modern Aging, we prefer to go the natural route. From exercise and breathing to mushrooms and CBD, we are all in when it comes to growing older, healthier, wiser, and better naturally. So, it should come as no…
  • 7 Best Herbs for Women’s Health
    For thousands of years, herbs have been used as medicine.  We only recently started reaching for a tablet before we looked to nature. But things are changing, and many of us realize there are better answers to some health challenges than intense pharmaceuticals. I’m not saying there isn’t a place for both in our world,…
  • The Best CBD Gifts for Everyone Special in Your Life, Including You in 2022
    CBD is part and parcel of our lives these days. And it should be since we are learning how beneficial it is for us. These CBD gifts are fantastic for anyone in your life who deserves a bit of calm, better sleep, less anxiety, and no pain. So, that’s pretty much everyone, right!  Maybe a…
  • CBD Flower Benefits: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
    In recent years, CBD has become the answer to the health, wellness, and medical scene. Yes, it’s a bit alternative to what we are used to, but when everyone from anxiety sufferers to chemo patients are touting its advantages, who could look the other way?  CBD flower benefits have become a sort of media darling.…
  • The Best Time to Take CBD Oil to Reap all the Rewards
    When you first start taking CBD products, one of the first questions you need to figure out is the best time to take CBD oil to reap the biggest benefits. Day? Night? Throughout the day? Unfortunately, there isn’t a one size fits all answer. Like with any new cannabis product, trial and error is the…
  • Best Cannabis for Sleep: 7 Best Strains and Tips to Get Started
    Finding the best cannabis for sleep is a very personal thing. It takes a lot of trial and error, and when you do find it, it’s like finding that puzzle piece that’s been missing for weeks. And just like that, you’ll be sawing logs and sleeping like a baby.  However, there is more to consider…
  • Ashwagandha for Menopause
    For a lot of women, menopause can be a nightmare. With a total hormonal imbalance, it wreaks havoc on our bodies. But ashwagandha for menopause may be the light at the end of the tunnel.   Do you want to find a natural way to balance your hormones during menopause? Not interested in going the hormone…
  • Benefits of CBD And THC Together: How to Combine Them Without Getting High
    Long gone are the days when only the patchouli-wearing hippies got their toke on.  Nowadays, everyone from all walks of life uses it for health benefits, not just to get high. But where do you start? This blog is a deep dive into the benefits of CBD and THC together, so you know what you’re…
  • Breathwork Classes for Beginners: Why You Need Them and 5 Easy Techniques
    You know when you are stressed out, and you say to yourself, “Ok self, take a deep breath! Calm your ass down.” So, you take a deep breath or two, and magically you start to feel better. It’s not magic my friends – it’s breathwork. Imagine how you’d feel if you consciously focused on your…
  • Podcast 32: The Physical Benefits of Massage Therapy – Trigger Points, Cupping and Deep Tissue Massage
    Massage is not just a spa treatment. There is a restorative benefit to massage that can help with lower back pain, cramps, muscle pain, and  blood flow. Rebeca Fernandez, a licensed massage therapist, has been treating Risa and her siblings for years. On this episode of Modern Aging, she shares her expertise on different massage…
  • Podcast 31: Conscious Breathing and Its Amazing Health Benefits
    When you get emotional, do you take deep breaths?  Or do you hyperventilate?  Perhaps you stop breathing?  Breathing is something very simple and essential for life, but sometimes we forget to do it properly. In this episode of Modern Aging, we are joined by licensed acupuncturist physician and conscious breathing practitioner, Dr. Réquel Lopes to…
  • Podcast 30: Using Ayurveda To Treat Covid-19 Symptoms At Home
    Ayurveda is India’s 5000 year old holistic medical practice and it has been used to treat and prevent symptoms of Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Ayurvedic and holistic family doctor, Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MD, discusses some of Ayurveda’s basic pillars such as alignment with nature, eating based on the body’s needs, and observing…
  • The Best Essential Oil for Seasonal Allergies: Get Ready to Love Spring Again
    “Blossom by blossom the spring begins.”  — Algernon Charles Swinburne Unless you have allergies and then it’s blossom by blossom, your sneezes begin. Are you tired of walking around like a zombie high on over-the-counter allergy meds? Can’t finish a sentence without sneezing? Are you always searching for more Kleenex at the bottom of your…
  • What Are The 34 Symptoms of Menopause?
    How much do you really know about the signs of menopause? You probably know the basics – the hot flashes, the irregular periods, that kind of stuff, but there is so much more. In fact, there are 34 in total! Seems crazy, right? And there are some really unusual menopause symptoms. So, what are the…
  • Podcast 26: What is Palliative Care?
    Palliative care is not end of life care. Heather is a palliative care physician and she shares what palliative care really is. It focuses on managing symptoms of distress of the patients and family members. As a palliative care physician, Heather helps patients define their goals of care and align these goals of care with…
  • Podcast Ep 25: Covid-19 Long Haulers – Symptoms For 14 Weeks and Counting, Treatment and Recovery
    Risa interviewed Amanda Thebes back in July 2020 when she was at week 14 of her Covid-19 recovery journey. At that point she was starting to feel better, but she couldn’t get over her symptoms completely. When Amanda first started feeling under the weather, she presented with the classic symptoms of Covid-19 like cough and…
  • Over 50 And Want To Stay Young and Healthy? Do This.
    Cathy Richards is an expert when it comes to the key things you need to think about when it comes to wellness and aging in a healthful manner. Mindset is a huge determinant of healthy aging. We tend to expect that things can be fixed quickly, but quick changes are not sustainable. It’s all about…
  • Podcast Ep 22: Over 40? Over 50? How To Live Healthy, Improve Your Quality of Life and Increase Longevity
    “What good is increasing how many years we have if we are living most of those years in rapid decline?” – Rachel Van Pelt  Dr. Rachel Van Pelt is a healthspan scientist and coach who helps people in midlife increase their healthspan through physical activity, nutrition, sleep, and self care.  I know what you are…
  • Podcast Ep 15: Months Long Battle with Covid-19 and Home Recovery
    In this episode of Modern Aging, Risa interviews a family friend Elaine who got Covid back in the Spring. She had a variety of symptoms and it took her months to recover.  On the night that Elaine first got sick on March 16th, she experienced chills, and body ache and then, later a cough. Interestingly,…
  • Podcast Ep 11: How Medical Cannabis Works
    In this episode of Modern Aging, Risa shares a recorded visit from 2019 with her mom, her sister, and cannabis doctor Dr. June Chin. This recorded consultation contains useful information about how medical cannabis can be used to treat Parkinson’s Disease among many other illnesses. For patients with Parkinson’s Disease, the body is constantly contracting…
  • Podcast Ep 10: Covid-19 Home Treatment and Recovery with Ayurveda and TCM
    A good friend of mine contracted Covid-19 and treated her Covid symptoms with a combination of Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She had a wide range of early signs such as cough, sore throat, and nausea. Like most people, she managed at home and has now recovered using an integrative approach. She is…
  • LIVING AND LOVING THROUGH CHANGE
    FREE LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT – LIVING AND LOVING THROUGH CHANGE </h2 > 6 Part Online Mindfulness-Based FREE Workshop Series in partnership with A Mindfulness-Based Approach To Cultivate Well-Being and Healthy Stress Response During COVID-19 Pandemic EVERY WED & SAT APRIL 18 – MAY 6, 2020 Click here to watch LIVE or RECORDED afterwards on Modern…
  • Podcast Ep 9: Vitamin D, Zinc, Sleep, Stress Management – Boost Your Immune System to Fight Flu, Colds, Covid-19
    Dr. Pamela Yee, MD is a functional medicine doctor who is board certified in internal medicine and holistic medicine. In practice, she takes time to fully understand her patients individually by diving deep to find the root cause of a particular problem. As we continue to battle Covid-19, Dr. Yee shares many ways in which…
  • Podcast Ep 8: What is Perimenopause? Menopause Symptoms and Latest Treatments
    Women can spend 8-10 years leading up to menopause. That is a long time to experience a laundry list of possible symptoms such as exhaustion, weight gain, and hot flashes. Menopause is real and it’s time to talk about it more openly. Here with me today is Amanda Thebes, a fitness trainer, women’s health expert…
  • Common Medicinal Herbs and Their Uses
    How to Use Medicinal Herbs Andrea and Mathias Reisen have been growing all types of medicinal herbs for over 30 years. They take us on a tour of their medicinal herb farm in Avoca, NY where they turn the beautiful plants that they grow into natural medicine. As Mathias takes us through the farm, he…
  • Podcast Ep 5: My Covid-19 Home Treatment Plan
    On this episode of Modern Aging, host Risa Morimoto shares her family’s experience with getting Covid-19. Her daughter came home with symptoms of Covid-19 in March during the beginning weeks of the pandemic.  A few days later, her husband also fell ill, but experienced different symptoms. Although her daughter and her husband contracted Covid-19 back…
  • Podcast Ep 4: What is Ayurveda? What’s Your Dosha (Pitta, Vatta, Kapha)?
    Today’s guest is Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya. She is an Ayurvedic and holistic medical doctor practicing in New York. Ayu-means longevity and veda- means wisdom, so Ayurveda means the knowledge of life. The objective of Ayurveda is to not only heal people but to keep them strong. When Dr. Bhattacharya started applying Ayurveda practices to treat…
  • Podcast Ep 3: 5 Ways To Lose Weight Permanently
    For many of us, quarantine has led to weight gain because we’ve found comfort in food and sedentary activities like binge watching movies. In this episode of Modern Aging, host and integrative nutrition health coach Risa Morimoto walks through how to permanently lose the weight by implementing healthy lifestyle changes.  At the top of her…
  • How To Breathe Consciously To Feel Better
    If you struggle with insomnia, pain, or difficult emotions, simply learning how to breathe may help relieve some of your symptoms. Breathing is something very simple, but sometimes we forget to do it and do it consciously. Especially when we are experiencing strong emotions that are hard to handle, it’s critical to breathe deeply through all the…
  • The Physical Benefits of Massage Therapy – Trigger Points, Cupping and Deep Tissue Massage
    People think of massage as a spa treatment or a luxury, but it is so much more than that. Rebeca Fernandez is a licensed massage therapist featured in this interview. She explains that massage is a way to restore balance to the body energetically and physically that everyone can benefit from. She uses a combination…
  • Cancer Story of Inspiration and Holistic Soul Healing: Stage IV Throat Cancer to Center Stage
    As we get older, it seems that it is impossible to not to know someone who has not been touched by cancer. Many of us know cancer survivors as well as those who have not been so lucky. It touches all of us. How can we use the cancer to do deeper soul healing and…
  • Simple, Realistic, Attainable Ways to Reach Your Weight Loss and Health Goals
    With so many diet options – keto diet, paleo diet, vegan, macrobiotic, vegetarian, flexitarian, pescatarian, and on and on and on. But, it’s not only about eating healthy food or clean eating. Having a healthy eating plan or weight less program to create a healthy lifestyle is only a part of the whole game plan.…
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine To Effectively Treat Covid-19 Symptoms
    **MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: This interview / video is for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions regarding your medical condition.** As the number of people with Coronavirus continues to grow and…
  • COVID-19: How I Use Essential Oils To Build Immunity, and Relieve Coughing and Congestion
    “The purpose of life is self-discovery.” – Darel Rutherford One thing I find very meaningful and rather surprising during this period with COVID-19 is that many people are showing up more real. As we experience a massive pause from the constant bombardment of highly produced advertising, live entertainment, sporting events, fashion shows and more, we…
  • Covid 19 Treatment and Recovery with Natural Remedies and Traditional Chinese Medicine
    **MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: This interview / video is for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions regarding your medical condition.** It’s hard to escape news on the Coronavirus and get sucked…
  • Coronavirus Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery At Home (She Tested Positive After The Interview)
    **UPDATE 4.27.20: Elaine finally got tested. She tested positive and also has a high number of antibodies. This is great news for her and confirmation of what she thought all along. Even if you can’t get tested, it is better to self-isolate and treat it as though you do and keep a close eye on…
  • Coronavirus Chronicles: My Daughter Shares Her Symptoms and Recovery
    **MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: This interview / video is for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions regarding your medical condition.** It’s hard to escape news on the Coronavirus and get sucked…
  • How Dental Health Affects Your Overall Health As We Age – Video Interview with Dr. Alex Tsui
    No one really loves to go to see their dentist. Oral care and oral hygiene tend to take a back seat. But did you know that oral health and overall health are linked? A simple teeth cleaning can also be a great way to screen for sleep apnea, tongue cancer, neck cancer, oral cancer, mouth…
  • What the Heck is Narrative Medicine? (It Can Save Your Life.) – Video Interview with Dr. Beth Heuzey, MD
  • How to Holistically Heal and Stop Cancer – Integrative Medicine with Dr. Thomas Lodi
    Getting a dementia diagnosis is one of the moment you hope never to experience. Although usually by the time you get to the doctor’s, you pretty much know as there are signs of Alzheimer’s Disease and signs of dementia along the way. Families need to know the diffences between vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, frontal…
  • How to Not Diet and Lose Weight Permanently in 2020
  • Understanding Ayurvedic medicine What’s Your Dosha (Vata Pitta Kapha)?
    Understanding Ayurvedic medicine What’s Your Dosha (Vata Pitta Kapha)?
  • Ayurvedic Treatment for High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, and Thyroid Issues
  • Not Just For Back Pain and Neck Pain: How A Chiropractic Adjustment Can Improve Other Health Issues
  • Coronavirus Chronicles: COVID19 Tips For People Over 60
  • Got Mild Coronavirus Symptoms? Tips On What To Do
  • Live Interview and Q&A with Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, MD
  • My Family Has Mild Coronavirus. Here’s Our Home Covid-19 Treatment Plan
  • What is Shiatsu Massage Therapy and How It Can Help With Chronic Issues
    My parents are artists. They are also Japanese so it is no surprise that beautiful, simple design and aesthetics were emphasized in our upbringing. In fact, to this day we often hilariously quote my father when we see something ugly.   “Why so uguri uguri?” he would ask. Haha. Yeah, my sentiments exactly. Why as we get older and we need more assistance, does the design often have to be so ugly and institutional looking?
  • What is Palliative Care? (Hint: It’s not Hospice)
    I think many of us have heard of palliative care but there seems to be a lot of confusion on what it is exactly. That’s what we are going to clarify in today’s episode.  Dr. Heather Sung is a palliative care physician in Connecticut and shares what it is, how it differs from hospice and how we can incorporate palliative care in our treatment plans that can result in better outcomes and better quality of life.
  • How Medical Cannabis Works with Dr. Junella Chin
    I have been curious about medical cannabis for many years. I’ve read articles and watched videos about it being ‘miracle medicine.’  I’ve heard it has great results for patients with Parkinson’s, epilepsy, cancer, autoimmune diseases, pain management, and the list goes on.  A friend introduced me to Dr. Chin and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to finally convince my mom that cannabis could potentially help her. 
  • Robots, Rehabilitation and Renovations: The Latest Coolest Innovations in Japanese Design and Care
    My Japanese parents are both artists so good design was drilled into us from birth – it didn’t matter if it was a chair or how food was laid out on a plate.  It all has an aesthetic balance and must be pleasing to the eye (and tastebuds).  When mom had her stroke in 2001, we…
  • Palliative Care Part 2: Having End of Life Discussions
    On starting an end of life conversation: “It starts with asking an open ended question.  And waiting long enough for the person to provide a response because we are often uncomfortable with silence and we will fill in the spaces before letting the individual to express themselves.  They will need that extra time because it…
  • Physical Literacy and Pilates: The Benefits of Attentive and Intentional Exercise and How to Increase Brain Power
    “Attention is the dominant cognitive skill that we use. If that skill is diminished without activity that provides you physical support, comprehension skills actually diminish.” Do you know what physical literacy is and why it is critical to our overall physical and mental health? When we are children, we learn to use our physical bodies…
  • Hospitalists and Your Hospital Stay: Tips for a Smoother Time at the Hospital
    On being a Hospitalist: “It’s not that we have a specific amount of time only to spend with patients, but we have a certain number of patients that we need to see in the course of the day. And you may have two or three patients who are really not doing well at the same…