Archive | Heather Schiffke

The Health Benefits of Tea

Human use of tea began between four and six thousand years ago. Today, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world (after water) and with good reason. In addition to being a delicious, low-calorie beverage, research has shown that tea has numerous health benefits. What is tea? We tend to call many beverages […]

Avoiding Environmental Toxins

Many of us are concerned about the adverse health effects of environmental pollutants such as agricultural pesticides and industrial chemicals. In recent years, there have been bans on certain chemicals, as well as ongoing research into the effects of others. The federal government took a major step when they implemented national standards for organic produce […]

Finding Your Omega-3s

For the past few years you have heard how wonderful salmon is for your health, so the recent research finding disturbing levels of environmental toxins present in farmed salmon may have left you wondering what on earth there is left to eat! The good news is that there are plenty of nutrient rich choices other […]

Caffeine Counts

Practitioners at Tao of Wellness often ask our patients to reduce or eliminate their diets because its stimulating effects are counter-productive to our treatments. Many people rely on regular consumption of excessive amounts of caffeine. While the drinker may only be aware of the pleasant “lift” that caffeine provides, it has many other effects throughout […]

Eating the Most Nutritious Veggies

Dark leafy greens, such as spinach, chard, collards, kale, mustard, beet and turnip greens, top the list of the most nutritious vegetables. They supply abundant amounts of vitamins, minerals and protective phytochemicals. However, these greens are often overlooked because many people are uncertain as to how to prepare them. Supermarkets are now taking most of […]

Ear Acupuncture

What is ear acupuncture? Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular therapy, is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Auricular therapy is widely used for many conditions, including addiction treatment, mood disorders, obesity, pain, and other conditions. This medical system emphasizes a holistic approach to medicine, an approach that treats the whole person. The […]