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limit sugar not cholesterol

“When fat was removed from processed foods, sugar was added in. This has led to a massive increase in obesity, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even among children”

This quote and more from an article Dr. Mercola’s website highlights – such points I’ve been bringing up about cholesterol/fat and sugar. Here’s some points to remember and some quotes from the article which I recommend reading if you are concerned about a managing a healthy diet for yourself and your family. Spread the word.

Points regarding Sugar Not Cholesterol

Sugar is a major problem in our society, as it is usually overly consumed leading to weight gain and inflammation – 2 major causative factors in many health problems.

Point #1 – the body converts unused sugar into fat

Low fat diets don’t make sense....

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If you’re a smoker, Quitting is the #1 preventive measure to greatly support your health!

We can HELP – CALL the clinic TODAY – 401-219-6446

Check out our Addiction | Smoking Cessation program

Download our FREE REPORT

Quit Smoking Timeline:

20 minutes after smoking: blood pressure, pulse rate and temperature of your hands and feet return to normal.

after 8 hrs – nicotine in blood stream reduces by 93%

After 12 hrs your blood oxygen level increases to normal & carbon monoxide level drops to normal.

After 24 hrs – your quitting-related anxieties peak and will return to pre-quiting levels within 2 weeks.

After 48 hrs damaged nerve ending are growing / your sense of smell and taste are returning to normal. your quitting-related anger and irritability peak.


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Insurance Companies Limit Healthcare

Insurance companies limit healthcare but they don’t have too!

A key aspect to quality healthcare is prevention. Therapeutic modalities like acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, chiropractic and many other alternative practices are underutilized yet hold the keys to maximizing health and prevention. Insurance companies are not providers of healthcare. Medical professionals who spend the face to face time with their patients are the providers. What’s the bottom line? Insurance companies limit healthcare to protect their bottom line. Let’s get personal – I find this upsetting. I have a passion for helping my patients get well and stay healthy. I know I can help but their health insurance limits their access to my services. The following is one scenario that shows how insurance...

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Coventry RI Acupuncture | Coventry RI Acupuncturist

Coventry RI Acupuncture

If you have interest in Coventry RI acupuncture and your looking for an acupuncturist this article will give you a wealth of information in making the right choice.

1. Rhode Island License – Doctor of Acupuncture. In Rhode Island an acupuncturist must carry and meet the requirements of the state license titled Doctor of Acupuncture (D. Ac.).

Requirements include:

Formal Education Requirements:  A diploma showing formal education of at least 36 months and no less than 2,500 hours from an institution accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

National Board Examination: Must pass the national board examination governed by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).


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low fat diet

Low Fat Diets Are Out! What then?

For decades conventional thinking on a heart-healthy diet emphasized a low fat diet but soon conventional thinking will catch up with reality. Low fat diets are out! We need to emphasize lowering intake of sugar! Foods that break down into sugar tend to be overly processed, loaded with preservatives, poorly dense in nutrition and high in calories. The major culprits are cereal, pasta, bread and grains like rice besides the obvious sweets like cakes and cookies. Even if the package states it’s sugar-free it’s still a processed food with probably some kind of artificial sugar substitute remaining a poor food choice. If it tastes sweet – it’s sweet! Sugar cravings are not the body’s way of asking for more sugar. It’s the body’s way of saying I am missing...

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Feel Great In The New Year

Feel great in the new year and make a resolution to supercharge your health naturally!

If you’re looking to feel more energetic, lose a few pounds, detoxify your body and experience a higher level of vitality try this 21 day challenge.

The 21 Day Purification Program

You are going to want to attend one of the 2 scheduled FREE talks to learn more about this effective and all-natural program.
Attend this FREE talk and receive $20 0ff the program.

  • Thursday – January 15th, 2015 at 10am
  • Tuesday – January 20th, 2015 at 7PM

Location: The Clinic of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine – 982 Tiogue Ave, Coventry, RI 02816
Clinic Presentation Fee – $10 to reserve a seat. $10 will be returned when you show up for the presentation.
Space is limited: Call to reserve a seat – (401) 219-6446


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Recognizing Signs of Digestive Problems

Digestion is a fundamental-beginning to good health. Recognizing signs of digestive problems is a necessity for prevention. When I inquire about eating habits with a patient who has made changes to their diet, often times they have incorrectly eliminated good foods from their diet because such foods caused digestive discomfort. The cause of having such eating difficulties or food intolerances may not be the food but a weakness in digestion. Young children and the elderly are known to have weak digestions and their diets need to be adjusted for optimal digestion. You may notice as you have aged you’re unable to eat the way you did when you were younger. Eating a large meal overwhelms your digestive system leaving you feeling tired, bloated and irritable. Alternatively you may eat an...

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Tai Chi and Chi Kung for Health

New Years Special Offer – Tai Chi and Chi Kung – try one class for FREE in 2015!

Limited offer through the month of January 2015.

I would love for you to visit and “LIKE” my facebook page and leave a comment to let me know your interested in trying a Tai Chi or Chi Kung class. This is a great way to keep in touch and also get some great health and wellness tips which I love to share. Health is our greatest asset!

Tai Chi and Chi Kung are amazing exercises that can restore and rejuvenate your energy and health so why not consider making it your new years resolution for 2015 to try a class. Tai Chi and Chi Kung are wonderful health rejuvenating exercises to help cultivate the power of Qi and develop a strong sense of vitality and self-awareness. Through these gentle yet powerful exercises...

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21 Day Purification Program

Learn about the 21 Day Purification Program at Our Wellness Workshop

If there was a safe, proven way you could cleanse your body so you can have more energy, maintain a healthy weight, and improve digestion, would you give it a try? Our purification program, based on whole foods, enables your body to gently rid itself of toxins and reset so you can enjoy the best it has to offer. Find out how at our December 4th purification workshop at 10 AM.

Many of my patients have experienced eye-opening results from this quality program, and we’d like to see you benefit from it as well.


I’ve just finished the 21 day Standard Process Purification Program and have never felt better. I am 14 lbs lighter and elated! ~ Jen

I have recently completed my second 21 day cleanse. This has been an...

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smokeout - quit smoking

On November 20th The Great American Smokeout begins!

If you’re interested in the smoking cessation program I offer to help you kick the habit I’d be glad to talk with you and answer any questions you may have about this successful program – call today: 401-219-6446.

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.

There are many ways Acupuncture can help with smoking addiction:

  • stops jitters
  • curbs cravings
  • lessens irritability and restlessness
  • increases relaxation
  • helps detoxify the body.

Acupuncture can also restore balance in your constitution and awaken your body’s natural healing abilities.

“Tobacco use remains the...

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