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Best Natural Ways to Improve Heart Health

June 11, 2019

Acupuncture for Heart Health Heart health is extremely important. Without a healthy heart, the body does not function properly. Your brain needs a healthy blood supply so you can think and process information clearly, our limbs need blood to help you move, and all your organs need that blood supply to keep you ticking! When…

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Diet and weight loss

Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

May 27, 2019

Non-Diet contributors to weight gain: It might not be what you think You are positive that you’re not eating more food or “junkier” food but you’re still gaining weight.   Is this possible?   Yes! You are NOT crazy!   And here’s why.   We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument…

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Top breakfast foods

Top Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

May 24, 2019

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods Do you love your breakfast or have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses…

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Dairy allergy and intolerance

What you need to know about dairy allergy and intolerances

May 20, 2019

Got food allergies? Let’s look at Dairy allergy and intolerances, what is the difference? (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)   Having a dairy allergy or food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or…

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Lower stress and cortisol

How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

April 30, 2019

  How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol) STRESS!!! Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree?   Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flew. But, that…

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Boost metabolism tips

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

March 20, 2019

Why is My Metabolism Slow? You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight. Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down?   What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions…

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Liver qi stagnation

What is Liver Qi Stagnation?

April 20, 2018

Liver Qi Stagnation Who really considers their liver? Is it just a wedge-shaped spongy organ that somehow soaks up alcohol and squeezes out blood and digestive biochemicals? An imperfect champion of modern life, buffering us from the burden of late-night fries and whiskey, only to be guiltily appeased with salads and fresh juices the next…

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Acupuncture treatment for tinnitus

Acupuncture Treatment For Tinnitus

January 6, 2018

Acupuncture Treatment for Tinnitus: Evidence of Acupuncture Reducing Symptoms of Tinnitus Tinnitus aka constant ringing in the ears. These sounds are not produced externally and can lead to insomnia and depression. Ringing in the ears can be caused by a number of factors including exposure to explosive noises and age. Most people describe hearing either a high…

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Acupuncture and insomnia

{Research Update}- Acupuncture and Insomnia

December 5, 2017

{Research Update} – Acupuncture and Insomnia   A study published by the Journal of Sleep Medicine shows acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for insomnia sufferers. The study group was composed of 72 patients with primary insomnia. Acupuncture treatments were given three times a week for four weeks and the patients were required to…

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acupuncture and diabetes

{Research Update} – Acupuncture and Diabetes

December 1, 2017

{Research Update}- Acupuncture and Diabetes A study published by the Healthcare Medicine Institute found acupuncture can effectively decrease symptoms of diabetes. This study actually looked at two clinical trials and determined both showed improvement for the participants. The first trial focused primarily on the usage of acupuncture, coupled with moxibustion. The second trial aimed to…

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