7 Steps to Relieve Constipation Naturally

I’ve noticed that a large majority of my patients suffer from it, either chronic or acute constipation. Sometimes the constipation is just part of the PMS package, so once the bleeding begins, the constipation is resolved.  Other times, the constipation is more chronic, especially for my older patients. Continue Reading

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New Activity Tracking Apps Are Changing Healthcare Forever

A few months ago I received an UP health tracking wristband as a gift and quickly realized that the world of basic health tracking would never go back to simple thermometers, stethoscopes and pedometers. Our smartphones are making inroads into the health and fitness market in ways that we would never have imagined just a few years ago. Besides being able to monitor vital health statistics like weight, heart rate and even blood oxygen, many new devices even capture steps, burned calories, elevation climbed and distance traveled. Continue Reading

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15 Amazing Health and Beauty Benefits of Drinking Water

Before you head off to work or on any long driving trip, you most likely will stop and fill up for a tank of gas. Similar to how you put gasoline and lubricants into your vehicle to make it run properly without stalling; the human body is designed to function on nutrients from food and water.  Out of these nutrients, your body uses water to help heal itself from damage or disease and to maintain youthfulness and help carry you into old age in health. As simple as it seems, there are amazing health and beauty benefits of drinking water. Let’s start with some basics. Continue Reading

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Natural Skin Care: How to Make Your Own Exfoliating Body Polish

 

Finding fantastic natural skin care products to nourish your skin doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. I’ve been crafting skin care products since I was a child and as my knowledge of Chinese herbal medicine & aromatherapy have grown, I’ve been able to make products that are tailored to the unique health conditions  & environment that each woman faces. Continue Reading

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I Love Coffee, But How Does Caffeine Affect My Fertility?

Coffee is one of those simple pleasures that a true lover of the substance has a hard time parting with. While coffee has some great attributes, it can wreak havoc on the bodies ability to provide all that it can during pregnancy , especially if there are other challenges at play.
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“In Search of The Man Who Broke My Neck” – Joshua Prager TED Talk

A friend’s journey through personal tragedy, courage, fortitude and the path to reconciliation. An inspiring story.
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Learn How to Prepare Your Body For Winter with Acupuncture

Stoking the fire to preparing our bodies for Winter is something we often overlook. Learn why it’s important and how you can make sure you stay warm and healthy during the coldest time of the year.
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Anti-Cancer Foods: Starving a Tumor, Dr. William Li’s TED Talk [Video]


 

We often hear that eliminating certain foods from our diet will fend off cancer, namely animal products and charred foods. But what about the use, or medicinal use, of food to keep cancer at bay? Sure, we all know it’s great to eat lots of vegetables and antioxidants are good. But that’s pretty vague. We need more specific instructions. That’s why I like this Ted talk. Continue Reading

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How To Start Meditating And Reduce Your Stress Levels

Meditating Your Way To A Less Stressful Day. We all experience stress on a daily basis, no one is immune and in fact there are even benefits to many forms of stress. As Spencer Rathus puts it in “Psychology: Concepts and Connections,” “some stress is healthy and necessary to keep us alert and occupied.” Learning how to live with and process stress will allow you to live a healthier happier life. Continue Reading

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Postpartum Depression: Why We Think It Will Never Happen to Us