Staple Foods – a Diet Problem to Consider

The challenges in health for the modern lifestyle is less physical activity and more mental stress. The challenges in health with the traditional diet are with sugar and staple foods. Fat in foods is not the dietary problem of our times. The problem with the traditional diet is that it’s high in carbohydrates to support […]

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Finding Balance in Health | Yin and Yang

When I consult with a new patient I find it helpful to explain Yin Yang Theory so they can better understand the diagnosis based on Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) which includes acupuncture. This symbol represents natural balance – two opposites coming together in harmony. On the left is Yang – rising and accumulating towards the […]

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Good Digestion is the Beginning of Good Health – Part 1

Good digestion is so key to health. You are what you eat but how you eat is equally important. Do you chew your food well as opposed to gulping it down? How to chew your food is the beginning of the whole digestive process. Even if you eat healthy foods but have trouble digesting and […]

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Look into Your Heart

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” ~ Carl Jung

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The Best and The Happiest

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.

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Sugar and Emotions are Connected

Sugar and emoitions are connected. Some people going through feelings such as anxiety and depression will self-medicate unknowingly with sugar. The problem here is that sugary snacks are high in calories and low in nutrients. So if you’re looking to gain weight, starve your body of good nutritional food and feel terrible – sugar is […]

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The Butterfly Dream

The wise old sage Zhuangzi awoke one morning from a wonderful dream. He had a dream that he was a beautiful butteryfly happily fluttering about. He didn’t know he was a man – Zhuangzi. Then Zhuangzi, the man, awoke confused wondering, was he a man who dreampt he was a butteryfly or a butterfly dreaming he was a man? ~ Zhuangzi Taoist […]

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The Lady and Two Monks

Two monks walking along a path came across a beautiful girl with a lovely dress unable to cross the flooded path. The first monk picked up the beautiful girl and carried her across to the other side. The other Monk was shocked and surprised because they had taken a vow not to touch a woman. […]

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Being Natural is Healthy

Over the years I’ve found topics on Native American and Eastern ways of living very interesting. The ancient wisdom coming from these two cultures/regions have a deep connection with natural principles. There is truth in what is natural. Did you ever feel like you were banging your head against the way trying to accomplish a […]

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Muddy Waters Turn Clear

Sitting on the banks of a great sea, look into the waters of your life. See the broken image reflected back to your eyes that cuts across the ripples of turbulence. The mind is rooted in chaos like silt that muddies the waters. Confusion leads to worry and sadness. Fear is not far away. Relax […]

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