Regrets…

June 25, 2014

Regrets… We’ve all had a few, to paraphrase a song.  What will be your biggest regret when you look back on your life?  And how do you feel now about the things that you have, and haven’t, accomplished?  It’s doubtful many of us will berate ourselves at the end of life for not having spent […]

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Should I Do A Detox?

June 23, 2014

by Nancy Parlette Motivational Speaker, Nutrition Educator, Coach, Author, Wife & Mom Whether it’s your friend handing you their latest diet book, or the newest detox program on Dr. Oz,  most of us are hearing about detoxification. Detoxing is defined as taking a period of time to abstain from unhealthy substances to allow the body […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Bodywork

June 18, 2014

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist Bodywork is an important part of Traditional Asian medicine and deals with the principle of healing touch.  Practiced in conjunction with other holistic ideologies, bodywork can provide deep relaxation as well as relief from chronic pain.  It speaks to the correlation between muscle tension, or improper […]

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Yin

June 11, 2014

by Chris Hammond M.Ac.,L.Ac. Have you ever let a houseplant go too long without water? The soil gets so hard and dry that water doesn’t even penetrate the surface. You have to submerge it fully in a bucket or in the sink and just let it soak. Sometimes we need a good soak too. Especially […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture

June 4, 2014

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist Acupuncture is one of the best known, least understood, and most popular of the Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM) therapies.  Practiced for thousands of years by many different cultures, these holistic therapies encompass not only acupuncture but also meditation, qigong or breathing exercises, nutrition, tai chi or […]

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The Benefits of Yoga

May 28, 2014

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist It didn’t become popular in the USA until the 1960’s, but yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years.  Hatha Yoga is the foundation of all yoga styles. It incorporates Asanas (postures), Pranayama (regulated breathing), meditation (Dharana & Dhyana) and kundalini (Laya Yoga).   Its concept […]

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How to Recognize Qi

May 21, 2014

by Chris Hammond M.Ac.,L.Ac. If you are a new to acupuncture or are new to the concept of a life force energy, Qi – then you may be wondering how you can recognize it. To discover Qi requires a different kind of awareness. It’s a little like finding the right frequency on a radio, or […]

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Whole Foods

May 14, 2014

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist The importance of eating whole foods cannot be overstated!  When you eat whole foods, you are eating food in its most natural, and desirable state.  You are getting all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are in the food.  People sometimes confuse “organic, natural, or […]

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Wood and Anger

May 7, 2014

by Chris Hammond M.Ac.,L.Ac. We are past the spring equinox and have entered into the time of the wood element. The nature of wood is to grow upwards and to expand out like with the growing tress and blooming flowers. The correspondent emotion is anger which rises upwards and outwards. The same movement happening outside […]

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Sugar is Not so Sweet

April 30, 2014

by Lauren Swanger, holistic health enthusiast and research journalist Sugar is known by many names: white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, confectioner’s sugar, beet sugar, just to name a few. Treacle, dextrose, sucrose, fructose, lactose, maltodextrin, high-fructose corn syrup, and xylose are more difficult to pronounce, but they are still sugars. Pretending to be healthy […]

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