Diet

Walnuts and Your Brain

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Many people like to add walnuts to food to add some zest and a little crunchy kick, but walnuts are much more than a flavor additive, as they are chock full of healthy properties and have been used in Asia as an overall health tonic and brain booster for years. Let’s take a nutty look at walnuts.     continue reading »

Healthy Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Do you consider yourself a healthy eater? Do you follow the guidelines set forth by the government for healthy eating? Or have you gone rogue? There are as many different definitions of healthy as there are colors in the rainbow. But according to traditional Chinese medicine, there are certain guidelines that will keep the body happy and healthy throughout life. Let’s explore this a little deeper. continue reading »

Eating Right for Your Body Type

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Five Elements

Traditional Chinese Medicine, a medical system that has been around for nearly 3,000 years, views the body differently than modern medicine. When the body is broken down to its core, its tiniest molecules can be classified as energy. This means every element of the universe resides within the human body, to some degree. And every organ has its own properties and energies that must remain balanced for the body to function properly. The energies within the body must be a perfect synergy of elements. This allows for homeostatic balance, biochemical balance, longevity and harmony between the body and mind. continue reading »

How to Beat the Summer Heat

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Summer weather can be extreme.  If we are not careful, when it is very hot we can get overheated. In the extreme, this can be an emergency.  Here are some helpful tips to stay cool and healthy in the August heat.

Foods for the Winter Season

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Everybody knows that food is what gives our bodies the energy we need to survive. But not everybody is aware that certain foods should be consumed during specific seasons. In places where fruits and vegetables are harder to keep on hand when the weather becomes colder, people can’t help but to follow this principle a little more closely.  However, with many fruits and vegetables shipped globally and available at the local grocery store, it’s easy to forget about seasonal eating.
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