Sauteed Arugula with Raisins and Hot Pepper

June 10, 2013

by Andrea Wenger website Arugula is one of my favorite springtime greens. It’s zippy flavor and crunchy texture enliven salads, and if you prefer a mellowed taste, you can also saute it. I had a bag of it on hand and a few of the leaves were beginning to yellow well before the “use by” […]

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Great Grains – Quinoa

June 6, 2013

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist Grains have been getting a lot of bad press lately, and undeservedly so.  It is true that many people have grain allergies and must stay away from grains or pay the price in intestinal distress, hives, and the like.  But to those with no allergy issues […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Qigong

June 4, 2013

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist Balance. Energy. Simplicity. Calmness. Oneness. Relaxation. Wholeness. Harmony. Any of these words could describe the effect the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can have on the typical stressed-out American.  TCM is rooted in a distinctive, inclusive and systematic theoretical structure and is based on the […]

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Turning Overwhelm Upside-down

May 30, 2013

by Andrea Wenger   website This post is evidence of a re-commitment. It’s all too often I fall off the band wagon of my good intentions. Thankfully, falling off is not the point. The point is…  Can I pick myself up, dust myself off, let go of self-judgment about it, and get back on the wagon? […]

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Emotions in Health and Disease

May 23, 2013

by Chris Hammond M.Ac.,L.Ac. website Emotional health is a very important component of overall health. Out of balance emotions are a significant cause of disease according to Chinese Medicine. This is especially so given modern day stress. Emotion is a term meaning energy in motion, wherever our minds go, energy follows. Emotions are a part […]

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Great Grains – Oats

May 21, 2013

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist Grains have been getting a lot of bad press lately, and undeservedly so.  It is true that many people have grain allergies and must stay away from grains or pay the price in intestinal distress, hives, and the like.  But to those with no allergy issues […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Meditation

May 17, 2013

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist Balance. Energy. Simplicity. Calmness. Oneness. Relaxation. Wholeness. Harmony. Any of these words could describe the effect the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can have on the typical stressed-out American.  TCM is rooted in a distinctive, inclusive and systematic theoretical structure and is based on the […]

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Asparagus

May 14, 2013

by Andrea Wenger website Asparagus is one of the first vegetables to poke it’s head through the soil in early Spring. Take advantage of it while it’s fresh and in season! I love it plain–steamed lightly, with a nice crunch remaining. If you want to dress it up a bit, here are a few ideas… […]

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What is Shiatsu?

May 9, 2013

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese therapy based on anatomical and physiological theory.  It comes from the Japanese “shi” (finger) and “atsu” (pressure).  A practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. The application of the […]

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Great-tasting, Healthy Green Drinks

May 6, 2013

Green drinks are popular now! They’re high in fiber, low in calories and rich in vitamins (not to mention that they taste great!). Dr. Oz loves his green drinks and following is his breakfast drink that he swears by: Ingredients Makes 3-4 servings (about 28-30 oz) 2 cups spinach 1/2 cucumber 1/4 head of celery […]

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