Anxiety can be caused by a number of factors: emotional, genetic, environmental, etc. While prescription drugs are often the first resort, it turns out a completely safe mineral is often more effective. There is one calming mineral that some reports say 90% of the population is deficient in: magnesium. While our ancestors had an abundance of…

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There is an incredibly effective and safe home remedy for UTIs that you probably don’t know about. It is a far better treatment than antibiotics. The problem with taking antibiotics for urinary tract infections is that the good bacteria are killed along with the bad, which is why it is common to develop repeated UTIs…

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I regularly see patients who struggle with persistent tiredness and fatigue. As a consequence of our busy and stressful modern lifestyles, most of us will at some time experience tiredness. On most occasions, fatigue can be relieved after a good night’s sleep. However, this is not the case for everybody. Some people find that tiredness becomes…

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I love springtime!  Winter hibernation is over and we can frolic outside enjoying the sunshiny warmth. But for many, spring time means seasonal allergies and hay fever.  And that means sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, headaches, skin irritation, and tickling in your throat. While many over-the-counter remedies promise symptomatic relief, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine…

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Most people are conditioned to ice their injuries; this is what they have been told for… well, ever! But the Chinese have a different opinion on the matter. There is an old Chinese saying that claims ‘ ice is for dead people’. This is because ice halts normal blood circulation and causes contraction of the…

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You probably think you’ve got breathing mastered, right? Actually, most of us are doing wrong! We are taught to suck in our guts and puff out our chests, which causes the muscles to tense and respiration rate to increase. As a result, we are a nation of shallow “chest breathers,” who primarily use the middle…

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Happy (almost) New Year! Do you have any fun plans for tomorrow night? I’m going to be cozied up in the mountains with my family. Mellow New Year’s Eves are my favorite. If you are planning on going to a celebration bash, here is some advice to help you prepare for the day after and…

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Sometimes despite our best efforts, a virus slips through our defenses and our immune system is called into action. In my last post I wrote about how to prevent colds and flus naturally. Here are a few things in addition to the above that you can to do fight off the cold or flu and shorten…

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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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  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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