Fall is a Good Time to Cleanse!

I am often asked why we need to cleanse.  If the body is designed to cleanse and filter out things on its own, why do we need to make a point of doing this?  Well, the body, in all of its infinite wisdom and incredible design, was not meant to be subjected to the thousands of environmental toxins we are subjected to on a daily basis as a result of industrialization. ...

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Summer Yang, And the Living is Crazy!

For some reason, year after year, in spite of knowing better, we continue to try to cram ridiculous amounts of activities into the 10 weeks of summer.  I recognize that there are multiple reasons for this, but from a Chinese medicine standpoint, it is also related to the yang of the season.  Yang is an energy that is associated with heat, light, movement, and creativity.  By definition, summer has ...

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Shingles? Try Acupuncture & Herbs For Quick Relief!

By: Rachel Gorman, MAOM, Lic.Ac.

Have you seen the shingles vaccine commercial? As animated nerve cells light up across the screen in what you have to assume is terrible pain, an ominous-voiced narrator says “If you’ve ever had chickenpox, the shingles virus is already inside you.” Every time I see it, I shudder. Hopefully you haven’t had shingles, and if you have then I’m sorry you had to go through ...

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Mindfulness Meditation Series

6 Week Series, With Lisa Lopes

By now, most of us have at least heard of some benefits of meditation, such as; improved memory and attention, reduced stress and anxiety, increased energy, awareness, and compassion, boosted immunity to illnesses. In fact, a growing body of research suggests that we can’t afford not to meditate – for our own health and sanity.

 

Let 2017 be the year that ...

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Helping Your Teen Manage Stress

By Rachel Gorman & Eileen DePaula

Stress is linked to so many health concerns, and I’m sure we’ve all read plenty of articles and studies about it at this point. We are seeing more and more teens with conditions symptomatic of a chronically too-high stress level: anxiety/depression, fatigue, insomnia, poor concentration, digestive problems, migraines and headaches, high blood pressure, and even autoimmune illnesses. I suppose it’s not surprising, considering most ...

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Guilt Free Blueberry Muffins

This recipe has been modified to be both delicious and diabetic friendly.  The almond flour is low carb, and the sweeteners have a zero glycemic index.  These are wonderful!

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger paste fresh grated ginger (or from a jar)
  • ¼ cup melted ghee (clarified butter), coconut oil, or grass fed-butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Erythritol* (or 1/4 cup of ...
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AYURVEDA: A Fall Guide to Achieving Optimal Health

By: Lisa Lopes, Ayurvedic Consultant

Fall is in full swing and the cooler weather is upon us. We will soon start to feel the effects of the colder air on our bodies. As with all living things, we are closely intertwined with nature. According to Ayurveda, an ancient holistic medical practice, all living things are made up of 5 elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Each of these elements ...

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Essential Oils Blends to Support the Lungs

Essential Oils have been used for centuries to support the immune system and to treat a variety of health related conditions.  Documented use goes back to the bible, and there are practitioners who only use the biblical oils in their practices.

There are a number of individual oils and blends that are wonderful for the lungs.  Some are able to loosen phlegm and open the airways when we have colds ...

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