Laughter…

December 24, 2013
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Healthier Holiday Traditions

December 16, 2013

The holidays will soon be upon us and this year you’ve vowed to make the holidays healthier for you and your family.  Traditions being what they are, you know it’s easy enough to fall into the old patterns of years gone by and eat too much, drink too much, and stress too much during family […]

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Essential Oils Offer Natural Alternative

December 12, 2013

By Linda Penkala C.M.T. People are concerned more than ever about nurturing and respecting our earth, global warming, building green homes and recycling. There was a time when only the hippies from the 1960s were concerned with “eco-friendly” products and the government’s policies toward them. Now many of us are choosing personal health care and cleaning […]

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The Importance of Diet

December 10, 2013

by Chris Hammond M.Ac.,L.Ac. Diet plays a very important role in our health! Food is essentially our most important medicine.  There is a phrase in the Chinese texts that says that before taking any medicine one should first make sure that their diet is sound. A healthy diet lends itself to a healthy body and […]

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Are You on a Slow Simmer?

December 10, 2013

There’s an old metaphor about a frog in boiling water. If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, he will immediately jump out because of the sudden, drastic change in temperature. If, however, you put a frog in a pot of tepid water and slowly bring it to a boil, the temperature […]

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Give a Memorable Gift This Year!

December 6, 2013

The holidays conjure up different images for different people.  For some people, it is a magical time of year when they gather with their loved ones and share stories and traditions.  Others know it as a time when they will have to face a crowd of other shoppers who put off buying gifts until the […]

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Are You in Sync with Winter?

November 29, 2013

by Chris Hammond M.Ac.,L.Ac. The Chinese studied nature inside the human body by studying nature outside. The human body is just a microcosm. Just as there are different energetics with each season, there are corresponding energetics with each organ system. Winter corresponds to the kidney and bladder, spring to the liver and gall bladder, summer […]

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Be Thankful…

November 26, 2013

Being thankful for the good, and the bad, in our lives reminds us of what it means to be alive.  We are reminded, especially during this time of year, to list the things we are grateful for.  It is healthy and productive to ruminate on one’s own blessings.  Reminding yourself of all that you have […]

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5 Top Wintertime Herbs

November 22, 2013

When I think of some of my favorite wintertime herbs, I am drawn to warming, moving, and nurturing plants that help provide balance to the colder, more sluggish and stark energies of winter. As a believer in food as our primary medicine, I have chosen herbs that can all be added to one’s meals or […]

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Dry Brushing

November 19, 2013

Dry brushing, or body brushing, is an excellent way to exfoliate and promote healthier skin, improve circulation, and encourage detoxification!  As it removes dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, it is also stimulating and increases cell production, giving skin a healthy glow.  The lymphatic and circulatory systems are revitalized, boosting the overall […]

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