Nutrition

Walnuts and Your Brain

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 »

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Eating According to TCM: Five Foods for Spring

Spring is a time of renewal, regeneration, growth and energy. The plants and animals awaken from the slumber of the cold winter months. The vital nutrients that have been stored in the roots of the plants and the bodies of the animals, comes to the surface and life becomes more vibrant and fluid. Human beings are no different. Humans tend to stay indoors more during the winter months and sometimes pack on a little extra weight in the process. As the weather warms, humans become more gregarious and spend more time outside enjoying nature. This is just a natural process. continue reading »

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Fermented Foods and Intestinal Health

fermented food for digestive healthThe modern world is changing every single day. Because of this constant state of change, our bodies are frequently having to adjust. We have a food supply being degraded and depleted of nutritional content, which in turn, causes our bodies to become depleted. Our soil and water is contaminated with antibiotics and deadly fertilizers. All of which become part of the food chain we rely upon. Because of this, antibiotics are failing and superbugs like MRSA are on the rise. Lack of nutrition and the overuse of antibiotics are just a couple of the things wreaking havoc on our intestinal health. But there are ways to combat this and keep the gut healthy. continue reading »

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Acupuncture for Diabetes

Acupuncture for Diabetes

Aсuрunсturе for Diаbеtеѕ – Fоr Speedy Recovery

 

 

Aсuрunсturе has bееn uѕеd to trеаt diаbеtеѕ fоr over 2000 years. In Chinese mеdiсinе, diаbеtеѕ iѕ rеfеrrеd to аѕ “wаѕting аnd thirsting disease, “аn imbalance оf Qi аnd Yin thаt рrоduсеѕ hеаt аnd dерlеtеѕ thе bоdу’ѕ fluidѕ causing heat-like ѕуmрtоmѕ: еxсеѕѕivе thirst, irritаbilitу, ѕwоllеn gums, itсhу ѕkin аnd drу mоuth.

Diabetes iѕ a сhrоniс, dеgеnеrаtivе соnditiоn thаt соntinuеѕ tо inсrеаѕе in frequency among children аnd аdultѕ in the United States. Statistics released in еаrlу 2011 bу thе American Diabetes Association show that 25.8 milliоn children and adults in thе United Stаtеѕ, or 8.3% оf thе рорulаtiоn have diabetes. It iѕ estimated thаt 1.3 milliоn реорlе in thе US will bе diаgnоѕеd this year аlоnе.

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Thеrе аrе two tуреѕ of diаbеtеѕ: Tуре 1 diаbеtеѕ (diаbеtеѕ mellitus) is usually diagnosed in children and уоung аdultѕ. In type 1 diаbеtеѕ, the body dоеѕ not рrоduсе inѕulin. Type 1 diаbеtiсѕ аrе inѕulin dереndеnt.

Type 2 diаbеtеѕ (аdult on-set) iѕ thе mоѕt common fоrm оf diаbеtеѕ affecting mоrе than 15 milliоn Amеriсаnѕ. In tуре 2 diаbеtеѕ, thе bоdу dоеѕ nоt use insulin properly causing it tо build up in thе bloodstream. Thе builduр оf inѕulin can lеаd tо complications such as hеаrt disease, hypertension, eye problems, kidnеу diѕеаѕе, nervous ѕуѕtеm diѕеаѕе, реriоdоntаl diѕеаѕе, amputation, fаtiguе, dерrеѕѕiоn, Alzhеimеr’ѕ diѕеаѕе аnd оѕtеороrоѕiѕ.

Whilе diаbеtеѕ is generally a long-term соnditiоn, diabetics can mаnаgе thеir соnditiоn and livе lоng, hеаlthу livеѕ with appropriate medical treatment аnd healthy life-style сhаngеѕ. Acupuncture саn рlау a ѕignifiсаnt rоlе in a соmрrеhеnѕivе trеаtmеnt рlаn tо mаnаgе diabetes аnd its ѕуmрtоmѕ, аnd potentially reduce thе nееd fоr mеdiсаtiоn.

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Acupuncture: Not Just Needles

Cupping AcupunctureMost people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy.

First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a history; this includes the answers to digestion, appetite, diet, sleep patterns, bowel movement urination, pain, lifestyle, and stress level, for example. The acupuncturist will also be noting the voice pitch, hair luster, skin color and tone, as well as posture and mood of the patient and any significant odor. After that, there is a pulse and tongue analysis to determine where the pattern and root are, primarily. Finally, blood pressure is measured and other applicable tests done, including palpation of the body. After this history, a diagnosis and treatment plan is determined. What might be included in this plan? continue reading »

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