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Late Summer and Healthy Eating

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Indian summer

Summer is divided into two parts…Summer and late Summer… in the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Late summer is that time at the end of Summer and before Autumn when there is often a hot spell. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the Stomach and Spleen rule the “fifth season” Traditional Chinese medicine actually relates to five [...]

Nutrient-rich Super Foods For Health Boost

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Keeping a person’s immune system strong is so important. While there are many things a person can do to bolster the immune system, adding nutrient-rich super foods to one’s diet can give a healthy boost. Here are some super foods to consider adding to the diet. Avocados: Avocados are a good source of vitamin K, [...]

Soups Can Be Utilized For Healing

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healing soup

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, soups are sometimes part of the treatment plan to help someone get healthier. This is the case for a few reasons. When we are sick our bodies crave hot, broth-type liquids. As we head into the Fall and Winter season, you will likely find yourself eating more soups. Warm soup warms [...]

Healthy Fall Foods Help Keep Immune System Strong

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and various foods that best fit the fall and winter season

Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts of food and diet can help play a positive role in keeping you healthier this Fall and Winter season. This time of year is a time when a person’s energy (“Qi”) can be somewhat unstable. Now is the time to strengthen your Qi as your body prepares for winter. Our diet, [...]

Traditional Chinese Medicine And Summer Foods

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and summer food

Traditional Chinese Medicine tends to favor people eating ‘warm foods’ most of the time. This means foods with ‘warm properties’, as well as being actually warm in temperature. ‘Warm foods’ are thought to ease a person’s digestive process by causing their system to relax and more easily break down the food. ‘Cold foods’, in contrast, [...]

Acupuncture Offers New Perspective About Diet

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healthy eating

Acupuncture can help a person gain a new perspective on the foods they eat – why some are better for them than others. Different people eating the same food item which is normally considered “healthy” can be affected in different ways. Some people, because of their body imbalances or personal constitution, need “warming foods” while [...]