By Amy Li Dear younger self, When you were a little girl in China, you wanted to be a gypsy — to sing, dance, and travel around the world. The truth is life is a long path with lots of surprises along the way. You are correct in always following your heart and your passion, […]
Photo by Christopher Casson, Photographer of the Month Each of us is a lamp with a candle burning inside how we nurture that warm light inside keeping it going or letting it die is the lighthouse guiding the ship of our life We all started with a little light the moment we landed on this […]
By Amy Li April 15, 2015 Does a cancer journey create a Chapter One in my life? Maybe. I lost my dad to lung cancer. From the day I broke down at work, hearing the word “cancer” over the phone until we lost him, it was less than 3 months. “Cancer” is such a scary […]
In 2020, our world has been turned upside down. Being human is a team sport, and social distancing has made social connecting more important than ever. Many of our elders and patients with chronic conditions are stuck at home; gyms have declared bankruptcy, and dance instructors have lost their jobs of 10 and 20 years. […]
By Amy Li Can an ambiguity be delicious? Well, how do you define “delicious”? Something can be so tasty for a Chinese, maybe awful for an American. I once heard this theory about human survival in space when we expand out to another planet. Our diet modifies our genes, over time. Certain food could be […]
by Susan Payrovi, our Doctor of the Month. Gratitude has a powerful impact on our mental, emotional, and physical health. Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation for things outside of ourselves. It is an acknowledgment of the goodness that exists around us and allows us to connect to our world on a grander scale. […]
by Susan Payrovi, our Doctor of the Month.
The reality is that it is impossible to ensure any food is 100% organic. Because contamination from soil, air, and water are unavoidable. However, organic is still a healthier option than conventionally grown food. Pesticides are used on conventional crops. Are deliberately designed to be toxic to pests. Unfortunately, they are also harmful to human health. Pesticides have been implicated in learning disabilities and behavioral problems. They are also known as “endocrine disruptors”, meaning they interfere. With hormone function, such as thyroid and testosterone. This is especially problematic for children, who have smaller bodies and rapidly growing brains. Read more about Is Organic Worth the Extra Cost? …
Dr. Payrovi is a physician practicing Integrative and Functional Medicine at Stanford’s Center for Integrative Medicine. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. And Molecular Genetics at UCLA and completed her medical education at UC San Diego in 2003. She completed a residency in Anesthesiology at USC in 2007. Dr. Payrovi is board certified in Anesthesiology, Hospice, and Palliative Medicine. As well as Integrative Medicine. She has additional training in Functional Medicine and acupuncture.
by Amy Li
November 6, 2013
Letting go is a process,
when the shock is over and the pain
starts to overwhelm.
It is a decision in the mind
yet, a struggle in the heart.
Stage By Amy Li There are different stages of life: The stages of your professional life, The stages of your personal life. Whether you realize it or not, You are playing the character of your life On that stage There is the stage of performing arts Where you sing, dance, tell jokes, recite poems, sharing […]