MyHealthBeijing is a new blog by Dr. Richard Saint Cyr, an American family medicine physician living and working in Beijing. The site contains original articles with information on "wellness, illness and resources" and regularly updated blog posts.
Two recent posts covered:
Jet Lag: What Works? What Doesn’t?
"First, a bit of background: jet lag is caused by your body’s slow ability to adjust to the change in sunlight. Eastbound travel is worse than westbound, as your body has more trouble shortening its cycle. Your body usually readjusts only 1 hour per day in eastward travel, versus 1.5 hours per day traveling west. Your natural sleep (”circadian”) rhythm is controlled directly by the hormones melatonin and cortisol — and these are directly controlled by sunlight hitting your eyes. It’s all about sunlight, and the key to aiding jet lag is controlling that sunlight or adjusting the hormones."
Organic Suppliers in Beijing
"One way is to go organic, and the Yahoo group Beijing Organic consumers has good resources, including a list of Beijing organic suppliers (a Word document you can download). It contains excellent information on retail stores as well as farms."
Check out the rest of the site here.