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What is acupuncture?

What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a complementary medicine treatment method derived from the Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is said that the origin of acupuncture can be traced back to around 2500 years. The highlight of the technique involves insertion of various...

Healthy seed snacks

When we think about healthy eating, seeds are an often overlooked. That’s something I’d like to change, for seeds provide an easy and delicious way of getting both protein and good fats as part of an optimal diet. Sunflower Seeds The high oil content in sunflowers...

Leaky Gut = Leaky Boundaries

Earlier this week, I was having lunch with an integrative psychiatrist, and we were talking about how gut health influences both your emotional and mental health. Although I’ve talked about this before, I wanted to put a new insight into how a leaky gut influences...

Eating with the seasons: Fall foods

I love the change of seasons and the new foods which appear. Have you ever noticed that the colors of the foods correspond to the colors of the earth? There is no better time to see this than with the colors of Fall.  The trees are turning beautiful shades of orange,...

Breast cancer and BRCA testing

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I wanted to take a moment to talk with you about screenings – what they are, who should have them, and what to do based on your results.   What are screenings – are they different from a mammogram? Screenings and...

8 Ways to boost your immune system – now

The news about the flu is saying this year’s version is going to be rough. In addition, the vaccine, which I’m not a proponate of, is only 10% effective, but they are encouraging people to get it anyway. This means that for 90% of people, the flu vaccine will be...

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