Tips for Staying Healthy In The Fall!

by Rachel Gorman, Lic.Ac.

Traditionally the time to start boosting the immune system is ~3 months before winter (i.e. BEFORE you get sick!), so right now in early fall is a great time to start prepping your body.

In Chinese medicine, each season is associated with 1 of the 5 elements, as well as with a yin/yang pair of the 12 organ systems. The element for Fall is Metal, associated with ...

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A Recipe to Die For!

When we went dairy and sugar free in our house, the thing we most missed was yogurt.  We searched and searched for one that we would feel good about eating, but there is little to nothing on the market that isn’t loaded with unnecessary sugar.  So, I looked for a recipe for coconut milk yogurt.  It was a starting point, and Geoff has perfected it over the last several ...

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Strengthen Your Digestive Fire & Heal Your Metabolism!

There is a big gap in the understanding of the digestive process if you’re only looking at the Western medical model of how digestion works.  There is a concept called DIGESTIVE FIRE, or as we say in Chinese Medicine “Spleen Qi“.  As you will see in this video below, the Spleen’s Qi (or “energy”) is an important factor in many aspects of healthy functioning person.

Understanding the benefits of nurturing your digestive fire can have a profound impact on your health and your family’s health, and it can last for a lifetime!  Many of our patients come in wondering why, no matter what they do, they can’t seem to lose weight like they used to.  When we start to examine their diet and their current symptoms, we find that the diets that have “worked” in the past to lose weight, may have also contributed to the slow decline of their digestive fire.  Most people are doing what they think is the right thing, but it may not be what is right for them and their constitution.

Essential Oil Corner

Essential Oils are a wonderful way to support weight loss.  Diffusing Grapefruit essential oil helps to boost metabolism and control cravings.  You can also put a drop or two in your first glass of water in the morning, or a couple of drops on the bottom of your feet. Cinnamon essential oil triggers glucose tolerance factor to balance blood sugar!  Put one drop into a smoothie, coffee or tea and enjoy!

**Be sure that your oils are labeled for internal use if you choose to ingest them.

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Why Are Smoothies Healthy?

Smoothies are a great way to get in a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables, increase your fiber intake, and diversify your diet.  It is also a great way to get healthy foods into our kids, as we can easily use berries and other fruits to mask the taste of vegetables that
they might not otherwise eat.

Blending fruits and vegetables is a much better idea than juicing, as the ...

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Fall Chinese Medicine & Ayurvedic Cleanse

Join Geoff, Eileen and Lisa for our 2nd Group Cleanse!

We hope you will join us again for this successful community bonding cleanse!

October  3rd through 12th, 2012

***Early Bird Special***

Sign up Before August 27th and pay $129* for the first person, and  $80* for each additional family/household member (*this price includes the herbs, instruction booklet & recipies) .

After 8/27 the cost is $149 for the ...

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Pesticides and preservatives have infiltrated their way into almost all the food consumed in America and can store in the body’s fat, including the brain, for years. Industrial wastes have permeated our ground water and can enter our body simply by washing our organic veggies with tap water. Over time these stored chemicals undermine our immunity, render us susceptible to disease, infection and premature aging.

Recently, ...

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4 Most Important Taoist Ways To Stay HEALTHY

According to traditional Taoist philosophy, which is the origin of all Chinese medicine, there are 8 branches of the comprehensive Taoist healing tree. Interestingly enough, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are actually on the bottom positions of that list. Meaning that, according to the ancient Taoists who created this healing system, those two modalities are the LEAST powerful as far as maintaining one’s overall health and well-being.  ...

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