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Healthy Eating & Nutrition

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Healthy Food for Summer

Five Foods for Summer

July 18, 2018

Eating According to the Seasons: Five Foods for Summer Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system thousands of years old and incorporates many different modalities. TCM theory emphasizes that Mother Nature provides the right kind of food for the right kind of environment. For instance, if the weather is cold, then warming, nutrient-dense foods are…

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Sugar and Inflammation

You are probably eating sugar without realizing it

July 15, 2018

Sugar: The fuel that maintains the fire As a whole, we consume massive amounts of sugar in our diet each day even though it has been linked to a slew of health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer just to name a few. Sugar is a carb that is naturally found in many…

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Healthy Eating for Summer

Healthy Eating for Summer

May 23, 2018

What to eat?! Check out our Healthy Eating for Summer Guide   Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that is thousands of years old and incorporates many different modalities. TCM theory emphasizes that Mother Nature provides the right kind of food for the right kind of environment. For instance, if the weather is cold,…

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Healthy Eating for spring

Healthy Eating for Spring

April 25, 2018

–> Get a copy of our spring newsletter now!     Healthy Eating for Spring Spring is a time of renewal, regeneration, growth, and energy. Plants and animals awaken from their slumber during the cold winter months, and vital nutrients stored in the roots of the plants and bodies of the animals come to the…

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Healthy diet for digestive health

Foods To Avoid With IBS: Part I

April 11, 2018

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that’s digestive condition characterized by chronic stomach pain, bloating, irregular bowel movements, diarrhea and/or constipation. It’s estimated that upwards of 15% of the United States population suffers from IBS, many of whom do not even realize it. While there’s no known cure for IBS, individuals can prevent symptoms…

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acupuncture and weight loss

Can acupuncture help with weight loss?

December 27, 2017

Acupuncture for Weight Loss It seems that everybody is always looking for a quick fix or the easiest way out. That is definitely no different when it comes to weight loss. Think about the number of fad diets that have come and gone over the past decade. And the outcome is always the same, weight…

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Superfoods for diabetes

{Research Updates}– Superfoods for Diabetes

November 15, 2017

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, beets and chia seeds can…

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Congee

{Recipe}: Warm Winter Congee

October 25, 2017

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 family’s palate. Congee, otherwise known…

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nourishing the heart through food

Nourishing the heart through food

June 26, 2017

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 heart, the lungs, the liver.…

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IBS Relief with acupuncture

IBS Relief with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

June 5, 2017

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. IBS symptoms may include gas,…

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