Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Research suggests you can boost your immune system by getting enough sleep, exercising, and – most importantly – eating key healthy foods. Winter often brings on sniffles, coughs and sometimes the flu. Beyond a flu vaccination, what else can you do to stay healthy? Food That Fight Illness Antioxidants help stabilize free radicals, which can […]

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Watermelon – Food As Chinese Medicine

Benefits of Watermelon

Need one more reason to enjoy some watermelon this holiday weekend? Did you know that watermelon, aka Xi Gua (Shee Gwa) has been used as a Chinese medicinal herb for centuries? It has appeared in Chinese herbal medical texts since 1350 CE. This favorite summertime treat is not only delicious, it can also help keep […]

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Thyroid Health: Holistic tips for improving health

Thyroid Health

There is an increase in both hypothyroidism and Hashimotos Thyroiditis. These disorders should start with some comprehensive holistic approaches. I think that “food as medicine” should be the foundation of supporting Thyroid health. In our practice, Integrative Acupuncture, we address health from a lifestyle medicine perspective. Here are some helpful tips that you can help […]

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Acupuncture during Pregnancy

Acupuncture during Pregnancy

Acupuncture is a safe, gentle and effective way to support the body through the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy, especially since Western medications are not advised during this time. Acupuncture is also extremely helpful during the labor and postpartum period. The joy and anticipation of new life often come with some not-so-nice symptoms including […]

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Insomnia

Insomnia

If you are like 51% of Americans you have difficulty sleeping at least a few nights a week. Insomnia is a broad term to describe a wide range of sleep disturbances including night waking, restless/fitful sleep, waking too early, difficulty or inability to fall asleep, or dream disturbed sleep. The health implications of insomnia are […]

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7 Simple Healthy Eating Tips To Improve Blood Circulation In Men

Blood Circulation In Men

Many people don’t know that digestive issues, fatigue, joint pain, cold hands and feet, muscle cramps, and numbness in your extremities are all signs of poor blood circulation. Poor blood circulation is a usual side-effect of a harmful lifestyle. For most people, poor blood flow is a straight outcome of unhealthy consuming habits. What you […]

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The Importance of the Kidneys and the Lymphatic System in Cleansing & Detox

Cleansing and Detox

This article aims to inform you why optimizing kidney function and lymphatic movement are so important for health, detoxification, cleansing, healing, and regeneration. We often help people with degenerative, chronic, and inflammatory conditions with a detoxification program that includes diet changes, possibly fasting or juicing and an herbal regimen. I almost always include herbal formulas […]

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Organic foods: Are they safer?

Choose Organic foods

Discover the difference between organic foods and their traditionally grown counterparts when it comes to nutrition, safety and price. What is organic farming? The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to meet the following goals: […]

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