Diet

Eating Well for Springtime

Traditional Chinese medicine says aligning your diet with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Mother Nature provides exactly what we need to be healthy. Paying attention to the fruits, vegetables and herbs that grow during different seasons in the region where you live is a great way to incorporate the philosophies of traditional

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Boost It With Ginseng

Ginseng is said to resemble a human body in shape, and it has been used for years in Asia.  Recently, it has become a popular item in Western culture. Many claims about this root have been advertised, such as its reputation for extending Longevity and its use for stamina and endurance. Let’s look at the types of Ginseng

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Walnuts and Your Brain

Many people like to add walnuts to food to add some zest and a little crunchy kick, but walnuts are much more than a flavor additive, as they are chock full of healthy properties and have been used in Asia as an overall health tonic and brain booster for years. Let’s take a nutty look at walnuts.    

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Healthy Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Do you consider yourself a healthy eater? Do you follow the guidelines set forth by the government for healthy eating? Or have you gone rogue? There are as many different definitions of healthy as there are colors in the rainbow. But according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are certain guidelines that will keep the body happy and healthy

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Eating Right for Your Chinese Medicine Body Type ~

Five Elements

Traditional Chinese Medicine, a Medical system that has been around for nearly 3,000 years, views the body differently than modern medicine. When the body is broken down to its core, its tiniest molecules can be classified as energy. This means every element of the universe resides within the human body, to some degree. And every organ has its

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Foods for the 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 keep on hand when the weather becomes colder, this principle is followed a little more

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Oriental Medicine Nutrition for Heart Health & Hypertension

Oriental Medicine (OM) Nutrition combines Ancient Wisdom with Modern Science. OM Nutrition is a holistic approach, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. OM Nutrition for a Hypertension emphasizes Bitter flavors, Sour flavors and energetically-cooling foods.

OM theory states the Bitter flavor benefits the Heart in moderation

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7 Ways to Communicate Healthy Habits to Your Kids

As the school year kicks back into gear so should the healthy habits that you and your children have before practiced. Notice how I said “practiced,” because we all know during the summer-vacation months we tend to indulge a little. Maybe you have had one too many backyard barbecues, or three too many trips to the favorite

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Natural Ways to Up Your Game

In addition to using Acupuncture and other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are other ways athletes seek to up their game. One of the simplest ways to increase performance is by watching what you are consuming. You ever heard the saying you are what you eat? Chances are you have, if not, well I am glad that now you

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6 Truths About the Not-so-sweet Side of Sugar

It take 3 feet of natural SUGAR CANE to produce one Tablespoon of refined SUGAR!!!  The NATURAL Sugar Cane contains FIBER and MINERALS….but not once it is refined & processed, and added to so many of your foods and drinks!  Refined SUGAR is the “Cocaine of Food.”

A study published by the JAMA Internal Medicine found that more than 70

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