Ken Morehead is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist who has a lot to say about our relationship with food. In today’s episode of the podcast, we discuss Dr. Morehead’s evolution from vegan to embracing a wide variety of whole foods including animal fats and meat.
We’ll also go into ancient and current applications of Chinese medicine and how the doctor has successfully treated breast disorders ranging from mastitis to breast cancer.
Ken Morehead, founding partner of Oriental Health Solutions, LLC, is a licensed acupuncturist in Durham, NC, licensed as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico, is nationally board certified as an Acupuncture Orthopedist and is one of the first acupuncturists credentialed at Duke Integrative Medicine. He is the past secretary and chairman of the NC State Acupuncture Licensing Board and an advisory board member of the Weston Price Foundation in Washington, D.C. A former member of the New Mexico licensing examination board, Mr. Morehead has lectured in New Mexico, Texas, North Carolina and Washington D.C. He is a certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) practitioner.
Mr. Morehead specializes in musculo-skeletal disorders and assists with cancer therapies and kidney disorders.
Highlights from today’s episode:
05:31 ~ Are the American texts written about Chinese medicine reliable?
07:54 ~ Not taking a strict diet too seriously unless medically necessary.
12:06 ~ How frequently your diet should change?
16:00 ~ The value and harm caused by strict diets from the Chinese perspective
24:36 ~ Is Oriental Medicine still relevant today in the face of so many pesticides and chemicals?
27:51 ~ How has Chinese medicine had to change over the years?
36:02 ~ Common misconceptions about Traditional Chinese Medicine.
39:00 ~ Understanding the different manifestations of yin and yang.
41:54 ~ Why the four body types matter.
55:00 ~ Dr. Morehead’s success using needles for breast disorders.
58:07 ~ Why some of the best research is done outside of the US and why American medicine may be falling behind.
1:04:08 ~ How to find help from Oriental Health Solutions.