The holiday season came quick this year. Most of us welcome the diversion of holiday television commercials, Christmas lights and enjoy indulging at holiday and work parties. However, the residual effects of the holiday's can play havoc with our physical and emotional health and … [Read more...] about Self Care for the New Year
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is represented by one of the elements of nature (such as wind, cold, damp or heat). The element associated with summer is heat or FIRE! Fire energy is considered YANG Energy. Yang is big, yang is expansion yang is excess. As you know, summer is all … [Read more...] about Summer Fire and Healing Heart Energy
Over the years I’ve been in conversation with patients about “this or that” health condition. I’m always surprised when I hear people say, “but I’ve already seen my doctor for it.” Oftentimes people will follow this line up with something like, “There’s nothing else I can do.” I beg to … [Read more...] about The Many Promises of Alternative Medicine: How your acupuncturist differs from your primary care doctor
1 pint blueberries 3 cups apple juice 1 cup couscous 1 teaspoon grated lemon or orange rind ¼ tea sea salt Mix all ingredients. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit undisturbed for 15 minutes. Spoon onto a platter and arrange into a … [Read more...] about Blueberry Couscous Pudding
Much has been written about Bone Broth lately. In major cities such as New York and Chicago, bone broth restaurants have surfaced. In some neighborhoods, bones at local butchers are hard to come by – becoming a “hot commodity” as residents travel near and far to get the “best bones” for … [Read more...] about Don’t throw away those bones!
In recent years, a growing body of evidence links regular low-dose chemical exposures to several health conditions affecting women, including infertility, thyroid disease and breast cancer. These chemical compounds are found in products used in the home or workplace, and transmitted through the … [Read more...] about Environmental Effects on Women’s Health