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CHINESE MEDICINE: LONGEVITY PRACTICES AND FOODS

By |February 27th, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Chinese Medicine, Exercise, Uncategorized|

Chinese Medicine: Longevity Practices and Foods

Article 2 of  3:  Live Long & Prosper Series

Chinese Medicine is an ancient, natural medicine.  Asian masters teach that we each are born with a certain amount of “Jing” (Life Force Energy), and when we have expended it, that’s all there is.  Therefore, it is important to be judicious with your Jing.  Why waste your Jing on being mad at the mailman or feeling mistreated by a co-worker or family member?  Focus your Jing on creating positive relationships and a beautiful environment for yourself…and others on […]

GIVE YOUR BABY A GOOD BRAIN

By |March 13th, 2016|Fertility & Family, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

Help your baby achieve good mental development

 DHA is essential to life, and it is one of the most important nutrients needed for a developing fetus’ brain and eyes.  Indeed, this Omega-3 fatty acid is found in EVERY cell of the body.  It actually forms the cell membrane of the energy-producing part of our cells called the mitochondria.   It is highly concentrated in the retina and heart muscle cells as well.  Up to 15% of the weight of baby’s brain is DHA, and it comprises 93% of the oil content of the developing baby’s retina. Clearly DHA is needed for […]

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BRAIN DISEASES & THE OILS YOU EAT

By |February 4th, 2016|Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Diabetes, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

brain pictureAlzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in North America, and what was once shrouded in mystery and thought to be untreatable is now found to be both preventable and treatable.  In fact, a doctor from Tampa  has written a book about reversing her husband’s near-severe Alzheimer’s using coconut oil:   What if there was a Cure?  by Dr. Mary Newport 

The cost?  Organic, Cold Pressed Coconut oil is slightly over $20 for 78 oz (over 2 lbs) at Costco.

 

 

ALZHEIMER’S NOW CLASSIFIED AS A DIABETIC CONDITION  Dementia […]

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AUTOIMMUNITY: THE PERFECT STORM, Part 3

By |June 4th, 2015|Allergies & Autoimmune, Food as Medicine|

Food is Medicine

Part 3:   Natural Solutions to Treat and Reverse Autoimmune Disease

 

THE ROLE OF CHINESE MEDICINE

 

In Chinese Medicine, so-called auto-immune diseases are treated as misbehaving or weak immune systems, and as an Acupuncture Physician, I am trained to use specific acupuncture points to perform what is termed “Tonifying or Strengthening Defensive Qi”.   This treatment creates a boosting effect and helps the immune system behave more correctly.   For example, acupuncture frequently demonstrates immediate results in pain reduction in the joints….pain and inflammation which may be caused by an “auto-immune condition” […]

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