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{Research Updates}– Superfoods for Diabetes

Superfoods for Diabetes: (Part 1 of many)… A recent article published by Sepalika.com provides information from multiple research studies that confirm the best way to manage diabetes is through proper diet. More specifically through the use of “superfoods.” The multiple studies showed various superfoods such as oily fish, broccoli, blueberries, …

Post by Ellie Heintze on November 15, 2017

Superfoods for diabetes
Superfoods for diabetes

{Research Updates}– Superfoods for Diabetes

Superfoods for Diabetes: (Part 1 of many)… A recent article published by Sepalika.com provides information from multiple research studies that confirm the best way to manage diabetes is through proper diet. More specifically through the use of “superfoods.” The multiple studies showed various superfoods such as oily fish, broccoli, blueberries, …

Post by Ellie Heintze on November 15, 2017

{Recipe}: Warm Winter Congee

Congee: Easy Comfort Food For The Whole Family Congee, or rice porridge, might be a new and savory surprise for your kids, but this healthy and simple dish has been served for many years in Asian cultures. Let’s take a look at how this breakfast alternative might delight your whole …

Post by Ellie Heintze on October 25, 2017

Congee
Congee

{Recipe}: Warm Winter Congee

Congee: Easy Comfort Food For The Whole Family Congee, or rice porridge, might be a new and savory surprise for your kids, but this healthy and simple dish has been served for many years in Asian cultures. Let’s take a look at how this breakfast alternative might delight your whole …

Post by Ellie Heintze on October 25, 2017

Nourishing the heart through food

The Many Dimensions of the Heart The heart is an energetic system we often treat in Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to Chinese Medicine theory, there are many systems of energy within the body. Each of these systems corresponds to certain physiological and psychological functions. So when we talk about the …

Post by Ellie Heintze on June 26, 2017

nourishing the heart through food
nourishing the heart through food

Nourishing the heart through food

The Many Dimensions of the Heart The heart is an energetic system we often treat in Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to Chinese Medicine theory, there are many systems of energy within the body. Each of these systems corresponds to certain physiological and psychological functions. So when we talk about the …

Post by Ellie Heintze on June 26, 2017

IBS Relief with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. …

Post by Ellie Heintze on June 5, 2017

IBS Relief with acupuncture
IBS Relief with acupuncture

IBS Relief with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. …

Post by Ellie Heintze on June 5, 2017

Acupuncture is more than just needles

Acupuncture: There is a point to that! Acupuncture is more than just needles. Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy. First of …

Post by Ellie Heintze on May 1, 2017

Benefits of Acupuncture
Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is more than just needles

Acupuncture: There is a point to that! Acupuncture is more than just needles. Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy. First of …

Post by Ellie Heintze on May 1, 2017

What Should I Eat? Winter Food Suggestions

What Should I Eat? Winter Edition Traditional Chinese Medicine views things differently than other medical systems. In TCM, there are guidelines that are considered very logical when it comes to the seasons. These guidelines lay out what foods and activities are best for each season of the year. Chinese medicine …

Post by Ellie Heintze on January 27, 2017

Winter Food Suggestions
Winter Food Suggestions

What Should I Eat? Winter Food Suggestions

What Should I Eat? Winter Edition Traditional Chinese Medicine views things differently than other medical systems. In TCM, there are guidelines that are considered very logical when it comes to the seasons. These guidelines lay out what foods and activities are best for each season of the year. Chinese medicine …

Post by Ellie Heintze on January 27, 2017

Foods for Winter Season

Foods to eat during winter season Everybody knows that food is what gives our bodies the energy we need to survive. But not everybody is aware that certain foods should be consumed during specific times of the year. In areas like the Midwest, where fruits and vegetables are harder to …

Post by Ellie Heintze on December 6, 2016

winter season
winter season

Foods for Winter Season

Foods to eat during winter season Everybody knows that food is what gives our bodies the energy we need to survive. But not everybody is aware that certain foods should be consumed during specific times of the year. In areas like the Midwest, where fruits and vegetables are harder to …

Post by Ellie Heintze on December 6, 2016

5 Ways to Use Goji Berries

5 Ways to Use Goji Berries Goji berries have been used for their healing and nutritional properties for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine incorporates goji berries into different meals and healing tonics in order to cleanse the body. Goji berries have been said to have many different health benefits …

Post by Ellie Heintze on October 20, 2016

Goji Berry Tea
Goji Berry Tea

5 Ways to Use Goji Berries

5 Ways to Use Goji Berries Goji berries have been used for their healing and nutritional properties for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine incorporates goji berries into different meals and healing tonics in order to cleanse the body. Goji berries have been said to have many different health benefits …

Post by Ellie Heintze on October 20, 2016

Goji Berries – The Little Red Superfruit

Goji Berries: Why you should be eating them! The shriveled red Goji berry doesn’t look like much at first, but this Himalayan fruit, otherwise known in Tibet as the “key to eternal youth”, is a superfood packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. You can add it to almost any …

Post by Ellie Heintze on October 15, 2016

Goji Berries the Superfruit
Goji Berries the Superfruit

Goji Berries – The Little Red Superfruit

Goji Berries: Why you should be eating them! The shriveled red Goji berry doesn’t look like much at first, but this Himalayan fruit, otherwise known in Tibet as the “key to eternal youth”, is a superfood packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. You can add it to almost any …

Post by Ellie Heintze on October 15, 2016

The Season of the Lung and Large Intestine Channels

Fall or autumn is a favorite season for many people. The weather is getting a little cooler, things are starting to slow down and preparations for the holidays are in full swing….. For many others, fall is not so festive. Many people tend to get sick during the fall months, allergies …

Post by Ellie Heintze on September 20, 2016

Autumn Season
Autumn Season

The Season of the Lung and Large Intestine Channels

Fall or autumn is a favorite season for many people. The weather is getting a little cooler, things are starting to slow down and preparations for the holidays are in full swing….. For many others, fall is not so festive. Many people tend to get sick during the fall months, allergies …

Post by Ellie Heintze on September 20, 2016

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