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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jun 16th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Chinese Herbal Medicine and COVID-19 Part III Apr 5th, 2020

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) formulas approach disease from multiple angles, making sure to support the body systems, protect the organs, address symptoms, while fighting off pathogens.  Ideally, a patient  who developed symptoms would be seen by a practitioner of TCM for diagnosis and treatment.*  Using a differential diagnosis to determine...

Chinese Herbal Medicine and COVID-19 Part II Apr 3rd, 2020

When it comes to our health, being proactive is everything.  We have control over our day to day choices.  When it comes to Covid-19, we can protect ourselves by taking precautions and support our innate immunity with the 6 Essential: drink filtered water, eat whole nutritious food, exercise regularly, get...

Chinese Herbal Medicine and COVID-19 Part I Apr 1st, 2020

First, a little background on what we are referring to as “the” coronavirus.  Coronaviruses are a classification of RNA viruses. They cannot replicate on their own, thus have a limited life span outside a host cell (that’s our cells).  Once inside, our cells reproduce the virus.  This pandemic is being...

Building Immunity: The Importance of What We Eat Mar 25th, 2020

These top rated foods are packed with nutrients that can boost your immunity and help you if you get sick.  Stick with the whole foods and steer away from convenience foods that boast having these foods included.  The truth is that nature has designed these food exactly as they are...

Building Immunity: The Importance of Sleep Mar 21st, 2020

According to the Chinese Medicine clock, 11:00 PM starts the 2 hour window of Gallbladder Qi dominance. The Gallbladder, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a Fu, or hollow organ, like the stomach and bowels. But, unlike other Fu organs,it does not transport turbid or impure waste. Instead, it stores...

Coronavirus...What can we do? Mar 12th, 2020

The age old adage goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".  That's never been more true than now.  Let's go over some ways you can get your ounce. Here are some tips from the WHO and CDC: Wash hands frequently with soap and water, and use...

Building Your Pyramid Jan 31st, 2020

It's a new year and I hear it from all sources..."I want to lose weight.", "I want more energy.", "I want a fresh start.".  These are all worthy goals, but are they the top of the “pyramid"?  Ask yourself, "Why do I want to (lose weight/more energy/a fresh start)?  Dig...

Rockin' the 6 Essentials! Jan 19th, 2020

What are the 6 Essentials?  They are 6 things we do every day, whether we realize it or not.  These 6 Essentials are so named because they are essential to life.  If we make wise choices in our 6 Essentials, we will do more than live, we will thrive!  So...

The Cost of the Dream Feb 13th, 2017

An anonymous writer once wrote, "In our youth, we spend our health creating wealth.  In our later years, we spend our wealth trying to buy back our health."  I would add that we are also missing out on life as we scurry to tick off the boxes of our never...