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Using whole food supplements to augment diet and nutrition for good health.

Relaxation Stress

What is Stress?

In Traditional Oriental Medicine stress can be viewed as an excess condition like fire that overheats the body and causes dis-regulation to many major body functions including digestion, sleep, mental focus and stamina. Body function is based on a natural rhythm of cyclical patterns – sleep, activity, eating, inhaling, exhaling and so on. Moderation and […]

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Weight Gain and Low Back Pain

Today’s self-care tip is about weight gain and lower back pain. As I briefly covered in a previous tip, stress can lead to emotional eating which can lead to weight gain and low back pain. Let’s focus on how excess weight in the abdominal region can put a strain on the low back. In the […]

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pacify the chaos

Stop Symptom Chasing

Do you feel like you’re falling apart? Are you experiencing a variety of signs and symptoms that seem to be unrelated? Are you taking medication but still don’t feel right? What’s the root cause of all of this? Perhaps you don’t have your fundamentals in order. If you find yourself chasing several different branch-type health […]

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Energy Vitality Chi

Feeling tired? Low on Energy?

I find many people today complain of feeling tired and low on energy. People then reach for a stimulant to boost their energy like caffeine or they find themselves with sugar cravings and reach for something sweet. In Traditional Chinese Medicine identifying whether a patients’ health condition is one of excess or deficiency is key to providing treatment. […]

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B Vitamins

B Complex Deficiencies

B vitamins are found in whole unprocessed foods. Processed carbohydrates such as sugar and white flour tend to have lower B vitamin than such unprocessed foods. For this reason, it is required by law in the United States (and many other countries) that the B vitamins thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and folic acid be added back to […]

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Natural Alternatives to the Flu Shot?

It’s flu season again and there are lots of concerns about catching the flu. If you’re interested in natural ways to strengthen your immune system then you’re in the right place. I have some excerpts from an interesting article by Dr. Mercola that I will summarize below: During the 2012-2013 flu season, the flu vaccine’s […]

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kids and good digestion equals good health

Kids and Good Digestion equals Better Health

As my daughter begins school this year I start to think about how to support her immune system through the flu season with all those germs that get past around at school. It may be inevitable that our kids will catch colds and get sick in general but you can support their health and lessen […]

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Good Digestion Good Health

Digestion – the Foundation of Health

Got Good Digestion? The digestive system is the foundation of health. Beginning with a proper diet and multiple processes of breaking down food to nourish our body including: chewing well allowing your saliva (a digestive aid) to mix with your food proper amount of stomach acid to further break down food mixing in healthy digestive […]

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Winter Snow Flakes

Alternatives to Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Has the winter got you worried about catching the flu or a cold? Are you getting a flu shot? Is the flu vaccine still available in your area? Perhaps you should consider strengthening your immune system naturally. I found a great article detailing the ups and downs of the flu vaccine and some positive information […]

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