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Spleen Qi Diet – how to boost your metabolism and digestion

Consume mostly organic vegetables, sauteed or lightly cooked. Eat beef, chicken, turkey, ham. Eat grains like rice, quinoa, oats. Eat squash, yams, pumpkin and pumpkin seeds unless you have PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). While some fertility diets advocate it, massive yam consumption can actually delay or prevent ovulation if you have PCOS because the high…

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What is Inflammation? And how acupuncture can help

In many cases inflammation is a good thing—a lifesaving mechanism to defend against real dangers and restore health—but when it goes from being short-lived and localized to being long-term (chronic) it can lead to many serious diseases. Inflammation is often intricately intertwined with our own lifestyle choices and habits. So here’s the scoop on inflammation and…

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Solutions for Obesity & Weight Loss in Chinese Medicine

Why is a healthy diet not always enough to maintain a healthy weight? Chinese medicine has some surprising answers that are sometimes contrary to Western thought… Obesity is becoming a scary social phenomenon. More than one third of adults are obese in the U.S.! The desire to lose weight is not merely a self-image issue…

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2 Myths about Nutrition for Fertility & Pregnancy

Eating a healthy diet is one of the most powerful changes you can make to boost fertility and support a healthy pregnancy. Many women are (understandably) confused about what constitutes proper nutrition during the pre-conception and pregnancy period. There is so much contradictory information out there, and it can be difficult for the layperson to…

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Annoying Bumps on the Backs of Your Arms?

Could be gluten/ wheat intolerance. It’s called Keratosis Pilaris – a very common skin condition that causes acne-like bumps (resembling goose bumps) from a build up of keratin, a natural protein in the skin. Because keratosis pilaris is an inflammatory disorder, anything you can do to reduce inflammation is going to help a great deal…

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Spring Salads

  When filling my lunchbox, I usually look for salads that have a little meat or fish, like chicken or tuna salad, or salads that incorporate hearty grains, or beans or pasta. Here are five salads from each of those categories — have you tried any of these yet? Salads with Meat or Fish •…

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Study: Diet May Help ADHD Kids More Than Drugs

  I’ve heard people say this for years, and now a recent study supports it: food may be key in treating ADHD. I heard about it on NPR the other day, check thearticle out here. Some highlights: According to the study’s lead author, Dr. Lidy Pelsser, 64% of children diagnosed with ADHD are actually experiencing…

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Protein Bars – wolves in sheep clothing

  For years I thought protein bars were brilliant- tasty, portable and a surefire way to get loads of protein.  In reality however, most of them are over-processed, full of chemical stabilizers and added sugars, and lacking in any good sources of protein.  If you want to eat “clean,” as they say, protein bars are…

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