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Happy New Year of the Horse

The year of the Horse in 2014 symbolizes momentum, movement and action so expect lots of travel and a hectic schedule. If you have a clear purpose, the momentum of the horse year shall carry you the distance. Although you will accomplish much, you must keep your impulsiveness in check in order to avoid confrontation […]

The Year of the Serpent

Welcome to the Year of the Serpent! Elementally, 2013 consists of Water and Fire. Energetically the Water element is creative, flexible and powerful while the element of Fire is dynamic, passionate and unpredictable. The positive manifestations of these two energies are more optimism, creativity and entrepreneurial growth. On the other hand, Water and Fire are […]

Inflammation and Aging

Science has discovered that inflammation is at the root of many chronic, degenerative and even fatal diseases that deprive millions of people each year of health, wellness and longevity. Inflammation does much damage to the body by depositing plaque in arteries, eroding joints and bones and causing excess weight gain. Worse, inflammation can take years […]

Decreasing Toxic Chemicals During Preganancy

We all know about the guidelines from the CDC for pregnant women to eat fish no more than two times a week to prevent high mercury levels in their bodies. But what about bisphenol-A, dioxins, formaldehyde, pesticides, flame retardants, and more than 200 other chemicals found in babies’ umbilical cord blood? Studies by the Environmental […]

Treat Your Skin with Extra Special Care

Your skin is your largest organ, and it takes a daily beating from the sun, air pollution, chemicals and other harmful pathogens. To restore and protect your skin, try these healthy tips and remedies: SUNBURN In the summer we spend time outside under a blazing sun, often unaware of the danger to our
skin while we […]

Is Sugar Both Addictive and Toxic?

We grew up with the notion that sugar is a “treat” or a kind of reward that children receive for good behavior. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. New research from some of America’s most respected institutions is finding that sugar is a potent toxin and could be a driving force behind some […]

Natural Headache Remedies Without Side Effects

At this time of year when allergies wreak havoc on your sinuses, headaches are common. Luckily, Chinese medicine has an arsenal of natural remedies to help soothe your aching head. Your Body Is Telling You Something According to Chinese medicine, pain is your body’s signal that there is a blockage of energy and blood. Your […]

Radioactivity and your Health

Many anxious patients and readers have called in recent weeks inquiring about the health threats of radiation from the nuclear reactor crisis in Japan. This is an attempt to address concerns about radiation and provide strategies to naturally prevent or lower exposure and even ways to  decontaminate from excess exposure. Radioactivity from Japan has little […]

The Year of the Rabbit

The Year of the Rabbit officially begins on February 3rd, 2011 and the elemental energies are again metal and wood, similar to the Tiger Year we are leaving behind. Therefore some of the unpredictability and conflicts of the Tiger Year will carry over to the New Year. However, Rabbit Years are usually calm, creative and […]

Eat Your Sea Vegetables

Seaweed and marine algae are vegetables from   the sea that are believed to prolong life and  have been found to help prevent disease and impart beauty and health. Common types of seaweed include nori (used to wrap sushi), kombu, wakame, arame, hijiki, kelp, dulce and Irish moss. Containing more calcium than milk, more iron than […]