Your Thoughts Change Your Biology – Why Your Mind Matters

We’ve all heard of the phrase “mind over matter,” but did you know that our minds also CREATE matter? Our minds create thoughts, and thoughts are actual things that hold physical real estate in our brain. Let me explain this in the simplest terms. When we have a thought, it creates neural pathways and proteins. So our thoughts literally create …

Natural and Effective Treatments for Constipation

Millions of Americans silently struggle with constipation. For many people, it’s a functional issue rather than a structural one. Typically, there’s nothing physically wrong with the structure of the intestines or rectum that may be “blocking” the natural bowel movement out of the body; the GI system just isn’t functioning as it should. And that’s why Functional Medicine is the …

Healing Cysts, Fibroids, and Endometriosis – An Interview with Susana Puelles, L.Ac.

Today I’m talking with Susana Puelles, LAc – an expert in women’s health and gastrointestinal disorders. I’m grateful to have her on the Oasis Healing Arts team. Dr. Jamie: Good morning, Susana. Thanks for taking the time to do this interview. I’m sure many women will benefit from learning about how to treat their fibroids, cysts, and endometriosis. Dr. Susana: …

The Truth About All the Truths About a Healthy Diet

I think this blog is a long time coming. There are so many reports and documentaries, so much information, so many “facts” and “truths” being presented, all backed by their set of scientific research, with so many differing messages about what is healthy and unhealthy to eat, that it’s all getting pretty muddy. If scientists and experts and physicians and …

Functional Medicine – The Beginning and the Answer to Your Health Problems

Treat the root, not the branches. That’s a given with quality healthcare. At least, it should be. Treat the cause, not just cover up symptoms. Yes, it’s important to provide symptomatic relief – people grow weary with chronic pain and discomfort, and there is great value in alleviating symptom. People need to be functional. But if you step on a …

Dr. Jamie Interviews Dr. Lee on the FAQs of Acupuncture

I love and respect Dr. Carol Lee, my colleague and fellow practitioner here at Oasis Healing Arts, for so many reasons. She is authentic, compassionate, highly educated in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and full of expert insight into acupuncture and herbal medicine. I will often consult Dr. Lee for confirmation on acupuncture point protocols when determining treatment plans for my acupuncture …

How to Beat the Flu and Winter Blues

In my 20+ years of living in southern California, this winter has been the least, shall I say, “fun." Perhaps it was the flu that hit my whole family like dominoes over the Christmas break, or the non-stop busy holiday season that’s just kept revving through January, or the recent series of storms and gray skies. Likely, it’s my island roots …

Nutraceuticals: Tips on Purchasing Nutritional Supplements with Proven Benefits

Over the years, I’ve heard many patients express to me their confusion and overwhelm when going to the store to buy nutritional supplements. There are hundreds of thousands of supplements in the public market, each touting their unique health benefits. Not only are there multitudes of products to choose from, but just one supplement can have multiple variations and forms. …