Archive | Wellness

Cheers to a productive and challenging 2017!

As the year comes to a close, we have the opportunity to reflect upon the past year’s events, both personal and public, and look forward to our future. What does it really mean to make New Year’s resolutions? Are they fantasies that we create to allow us to continue indulging in certain behaviors that may […]

What Do You Want?

The main character in the movie Shawshank Redemption says, “Get busy living or get busy dying.” Every single day of your life you make a choice to move toward your passion or to wander further away from it. We are quick to place blame on our boss, our parents, and our culture on why we […]

Create Wellness During the Menopausal Transition

Many women begin their journey toward menopause long before they reach 50. Some of the symptoms of perimenopause begin to manifest in the 40s. These symptoms can be warm flashes, menstrual irregularity, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, decreased libido, increasing fatigue, increasingly disturbed sleep, increased body hair, increased premenstrual tension such as moodiness, breast […]

Celebrating the Holidays: Five Essential Tips

The holidays can be a time of joy, love, family and friendship. Between the demands of traveling and socializing and the emotional aspects of meeting with family, holidays can also be taxing. At family gatherings, emotions from the past may come up. The abundance of sugar and alcohol, paired with decreased daylight can heighten emotional […]

Dr. Cai’s Recipes for Mental Clarity

Brain fog is often a result of poor digestion and dampness obstructing the smooth flow  of Qi and blood to the brain. I have prepared some simple and tasty recipes that will help promote the free flow of Qi and Blood to nourish your brain, help lift the fog and improve your  memory and mental […]

Food for Thought

What do we feed our most complex yet delicate organ? Everything!  Well, almost everything. According to recent studies, a brain healthy diet consists of foods that increase blood flow and are low in cholesterol, and high in antioxidants. Such a mix is not only beneficial to the brain but also to the heart, the aging […]