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Don’t Let This Year’s Cold Get You Down

Picture1-1 The seasonal cold can start with a nagging scratchy throat or a bothersome sniffle. It seems to come around the same time every year and muck up our weekend plans and lay us up for days and even weeks. Good news, there are some things you can do to avoid getting sick in the first place or shorten the duration of the cold. These tips will help you fend off seasonal flu, colds, and minor infections. Immune Boosting Supplements and...

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Everyday Tips to Ensure Healthy Breasts

pinkribbon-2-e1507142067345 As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, many of us will bring attention by wearing or posting pink ribbons to our Instagram or Facebook pages, or some of us may choose to raise and donate money for research, all in honor of the cause. In recognition of the friends and patients in my life who have battled breast cancer, I feel compelled to share ways to improve your breast health on a daily basis. Enjoy a balance of sleep, exercise...

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Extra Weight Could Be a Hormonal Imbalance

shutterstock_77777350-copy-1-825x510 My AshaTea matcha boba fresca addiction speaks to my life long struggle with oh-so-tasty carbohydrates that have very little nutritional value. With time, exercise, and quite honestly some testosterone support, I’m left with only a vestige of my past love handles. So when a bubbly late twenty something woman walked in my office with weight issues, I finally found a way to connect with these millennials. “I’ve been an athlete all my life and just thought my big legs were...

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Oxidative Stress And DNA Testing

os2 Do you think you are aging gracefully? Are you doing your best to prevent chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and cancer? Would you like to optimize your health and longevity? Oxidative stress, which is caused by free radicals that attack and injure cells throughout the body, occurs on a daily basis. Some free radical production is part of the normal detoxification process. However, when the cellular injury, typically due to poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and chronic stress, is greater than...

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Tips For Healthy Snacking

shutterstock_94287637-825x510 Hello! I hope you’ve had a great week and that you have a fun, stress free weekend planned. Many of us struggle when it comes to snack time as this is the time we usually end up eating foods we know we shouldn’t be eating - chips, candy bars and chocolate. So I wanted to share with you my 10 favorite snacks. 1: Fresh blackberries with pumpkin seeds. 2: Cucumber and carrot sticks with hummus. 3: Rice crackers with homemade...

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Spring is in the Air

hand Don’t forget to Stop and Smell the Flowers…with the help of Acupuncture! Spring is on the horizon and just when you think Everything’s coming up Daisies, you’re clouded with a haze of pollen!.. That’s right!.. The excitement of actually seeing the sun for the first time in months, quickly turns into this frustration. Everything is so Bright & Beautiful ….and You can not smell a thing! If this sounds familiar…Let me introduce you to my FAVORITE acupuncture point to open those...

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How to Follow your Heart in Chinese Medicine

Untitled-design-825x510 February 14, 2017 It’s Valentine’s Day and that means everything to do with Hearts! Little hearts, BIG HEARTS, pink hearts, red hearts, chocolate hearts..  So, I figured I’d follow that theme and pass along a little ancient Chinese medicine wisdom pertaining to the most important… the ‘Emperor of all Organs’.. your Heart! In Chinese medicine, every organ is linked together in what we call a Meridian System. In fact, most organs and their meridian can be considered one and the same…So...

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2017 Year of the Yin Fire Rooster: Sign of Dawn and Awakening

rooster Rise & Shine! For our ancestors, the Rooster's crow was significant. It was meant to awaken people to get up and get to work! So it's time to hear that Rooster's Call (crow)! We all started strong at the beginning of  January. I praise you on your effort and I am just here to help keep that momentum going by reminding you of the characteristics that the Yin Fire Rooster offers us this year and how we can tap into...

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Enjoy Relief from PMS Symptoms

shutterstock_150667139-copy Hello! I hope everyone is having an enjoyable and safe summer full of adventures! I wanted to share some quick tips to help you say goodbye to the monthly PMS roller coaster ride and fully absorb the summertime delights: One Avoid coffee and sugar for the last 14 days of your menstrual cycle (Day 1 is the first day of your menstrual period). Two Avoid the use of all plastics. Don’t store or heat your food in plastic and don’t...

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Quick & Easy Workout Tips

Woman-running-300x205 Hello! I wanted to share some quick and easy workout tips for those of you that can’t make it to the gym or fitness classes regularly. If you take public transit to work, get off 1 or 2 stops early and walk the rest of the way. Yes, this means you will have to leave a bit earlier but your body and mind will thank you. Take the stairs whenever you have the chance. This takes some getting used to...

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