Nutrition

Foods to Eat to Help Depression

Many have heard the question posed what came first, the chicken or the egg? But how does that concept apply to Depression? It’s well-known that when we’re depressed, our motivation and interest in maintaining a healthy and balanced Diet subsides in the same way our energy does. Harvard Medical Students positioned that same question in relation to Depression;

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Food Color and Nutrition

In Chinese Medical Theory, food is considered medicine. Food has qualities and functions biochemically and energetically that target specific organs. Not only that, but the action a particular food takes to benefit that organ in terms of taste, color and temperature is what is included in Five Element theory. Food has a relationship to both the natural elements

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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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Eating According to TCM: Five Foods for Spring

Spring is a time of renewal, regeneration, growth and energy. The plants and animals awaken from the slumber of the cold winter months. The vital nutrients that have been stored in the roots of the plants and the bodies of the animals, comes to the surface and life becomes more vibrant and fluid. Human beings are no different. Humans

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Fermented Foods and Intestinal Health

The modern world is changing every single day. Because of this constant state of change, our bodies are frequently having to adjust. We have a food supply being degraded and depleted of nutritional content, which in turn, causes our bodies to become depleted. Our soil and water is contaminated with Antibiotics and deadly fertilizers. All of which become part of

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Acupuncture: Not 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 all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a history; this includes

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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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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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Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp

Don’t forget about physical exercise

Believe it or not, when you’re Exercising your Body, you’re exercising your Mind as well. Aerobic exercise gets your blood pumping, which increases the Oxygen going to your Brain and lowers your risk of disorders such as Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease that can lead to Memory loss. If you can, start with some exercise in

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