Diet

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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6 daily habits to lower your risk of cancer

The American Cancer Society has reported that half of all men and a third of all women in the United States will develop Cancer during their lifetimes. Although there are many forms of cancer, all forms of the disease begin with abnormal cells that grow out of control.

Unlike other illnesses that are eradicated by the body’s natural defense

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8 Steps to Detox After the Holidays

Get rid of leftovers

The holidays bring delicious homemade food, and along with that come the leftovers. Holiday leftovers can be just as good as when you cook the meal the first time and become a tempting go-to snack. Time to LET GO. Toss the leftovers, they most likely aren’t the healthiest dishes and it’s time to start fresh.

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