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NATURAL MEDICINES FOR CORONAVIRUS

By |March 4th, 2020|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Environmental Health, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

The new Coronavirus (dubbed “COVID19” or “nCoV-2019”) is likely the hottest topic of discussion around the world today. What I’m not hearing or seeing in the media is discussion and information about natural and holistic medicines and how we have viable protective and anti-viral options available right now! What I am seeing is the hype that scares everyone. This article will address several of the available herbs, foods, and more that can be found in your kitchen and at our clinic or other natural health stores.

As of Wednesday, March 4, 2020, […]

Cancer Prevention Series, #2

By |November 1st, 2018|acupuncture, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Fertility & Family, Reiki & Other Energy Medicine, Uncategorized|

A NEW LOOK AT CANCER PREVENTION 

A CRITICAL FACTOR:  MANAGING STRESS

Article #2 in a 3-part series

Read Article #1:  Promoting & Honoring Nature’s Rhythms

 

 

Managing stress is key to cancer prevention.  As the title of this article suggests, the best way to deal with cancer is not to get cancer in the first place.  As with many things, avoiding the problem is easier than dealing with it.  I think of it like safe driving.  If you are a safe driver, you will be less likely to get into a crash. It does not mean that you will not […]

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WILL YOU GO TO EXTREME MEASURES TO STAY YOUNG?

By |October 7th, 2015|Aging Gracefully, Exercise, Uncategorized|

(Exercising your Body with Heat and Cold)

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Those of us reading this article likely live in a comfortable, temperature-controlled environment.  Unfortunately, from an evolutionary aspect having no temperature challenges MAY ages us, make our bodies’ systems lazy, and possibly build up toxins contributing to all manner of issues such as cancer, arthritis, and sagging skin.

 

Cryotherapy is a huge industry, particularly in the sports world of professional athletes and Hollywood Stars.   Here’s the call to action:   What if, in 3 minutes just a few times each week, you could gain/regain:

 

  • More radiant and […]
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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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AUTOIMMUNITY: THE PERFECT STORM, Part 1

By |April 2nd, 2015|Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Environmental Health, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health|

o-GUT-BACTERIA-facebookPart 1:  What’s Germinating in Your Gut?

The New Frontier in Medicine is the trillions of tiny microbes in our guts which determine everything from one’s propensity to gain and hold weight to how our brains function.  We hear and see evidence of this New Frontier all around us as science gains understanding of these tiny creatures and their direct links to our health.

 

In truth, we are more bacteria than we are human.  And they inhabit more than just our gut, but for our purposes now, we’ll stick with the gut.   And, […]

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CANCER: What Causes the DNA Damage in the First Place?

By |February 5th, 2015|Cancer|

mad cell

Part 2 of 3 in our series on Cancer, 2015

 

What is the current science showing about the causes of cancer?  Cigarettes are well-known carcinogens, and there are other fairly well-known “causes” of cancer, so no need to cover those here.  In this article we’ll name and explore three other causes which are either quite new or not as well understood:

 

#1:   LACK OF AIR/OXYGEN.  This is NEW science.  This condition creates anaerobic stem-like cells which cannot function properly. This occurs due to toxicity in our bodies.  These cells […]

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How Ebola’s Most Lethal Aspect Works And What’s the Rest of the Story?

By |November 5th, 2014|Allergies & Autoimmune, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Drugs, Environmental Health, Food as Medicine|

How Ebola’s Most Lethal Aspect Works
And What’s the Rest of the Story?
“As noted by (renowned viral expert) Dr. Robert Rowen, Ebola hijacks your immune system and suppresses it. Once your immune system realizes the virus is there, it launches a cytokine storm, and it is this cytokine storm that leads to massive tissue destruction and capillary leakage.” – Dr. Mercola’s article published on 11-4-14
Sensationalism and Fear abound in the news media about this potentially-deadly disease. And, it’s time for a dose of Natural Medicine and Sanity on this topic, don’t you think? First of all, here are some of […]

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Be Careful! It’s Not Your Mother’s Ice Cream.

By |September 30th, 2014|Environmental Health, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

IT’S HOT—LET’S GO GET SOME ICE CREAM
….But can ice cream be harmful?
GMO Article #3

As promised, in our continuing series about Food as Medicine and the world of Genetically-Modified Organisms, this week’s article covers Milk and Meat. Hang on to your saddle…we’re going for a ride!

First, A FEW WORDS ABOUT MEATS—Some Positive Progress
As reported in our first article in this series, several countries have banned American meats due to the presence of various chemicals and GMO’s. All this pressure is causing some positive actions.

The Agriculture Department has now approved a label for meat and liquid egg products that includes a […]

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Got Autoimmune? Get Acupuncture!

By |September 30th, 2014|Allergies & Autoimmune, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Environmental Health, Exercise, Pain|

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for Autoimmune Disorders

Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue. Autoimmune disorders include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid disease, Addison’s disease, pernicious anemia, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and Guillain-Barré syndrome. This is real suffering…and there is a LOT of it out there, but few real answers. Most of the standard treatments in Western Medicine have unpleasant or even dangerous side effects. The problem is they are not solving the problem…and they can be causing others.

Due to the complexity of treating autoimmune disorders, […]

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