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How to thrive during winter

Written by admin on December 6, 2016

Chinese Medicine teaches us that to live a long and healthful life (not just a life free of diseases) we much live in accordance with the seasons. The ancient Chinese knew that we as human beings are not separate from nature but rather our bodies are a microcosm of the world around us. Because of this it is important to change our routines and lifestyles when the seasons change. This doesn’t mean you must completely overhaul everything you do when

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Eating Foods Locally and in Season

Written by admin on November 30, 2016

I always recommend eating fruits and vegetables when they are in season in your local area.  By doing this, you are consuming the products when they are freshest and therefor most nutrient dense.  In addition, you are supporting the local economy and by eating in season, you are in harmony with nature which is a fundamental principal of health within the Chinese Medicine system.

Let’s look at an example.  It is always possible to find strawberries in your local grocery store,

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Gratitude

Written by admin on November 23, 2016

We love that people spend time thinking about what they’re grateful for during the holidays, and we teach and encourage our patients to actively practice gratitude all year long! Practicing gratitude is a powerful way to change your attitude, outlook and create a more positive life  As it turns out, there is scientific proof that being grateful is good for your health! However it doesn’t happen by accident; you have to be conscious and intentional with your gratitude practice, here

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Meditation for Calming the Mind

Written by admin on November 17, 2016

You may have heard about the amazing benefits of meditation, and you may have thought that’s great, but it’s not for me.  I don’t have the time, I can’t sit still, my mind is always racing.

The truth is, everyone can meditate, you just need to get started.  What do you think about starting with 5 minutes a week?   Do you think you can do that?  It’s all about making a pledge to get starting, setting a doable goal (5 minutes,

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Basic Supplements Everyone Can Benefit From

Written by admin on October 20, 2016

We are not real big on taking a lot of supplements.  We think the best way to achieve optimum health is through eating nutrient dense foods that are grown in a way to optimize nutrition (ie organic).

But there are some basic supplements that many people can benefit from:

Vitamin D3 – Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is synthesized in the skin with exposure to sunlight.  The amount of sun exposure needed depends on your skin pigmentation and your

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