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Category: Healthy Digestion

Delicious Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting April Crowley a Registered Dietitian and Certified Health-Supportive Chef. Plus I got to eat several of these truly yummy chocolate coconut bars, so I asked April to share the recipe here. Try it out and let us know what you think Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars A dense,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on May 8, 2018

3 Healthy Green Foods For Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s day is here and I hope everyone has a fun celebration! For those of you who would like to consume something other than green beer, here are three healthy food suggestions from the website the Worlds Healthiest Foods. Broccoli Like other cruciferous vegetables, broccoli contains the phytonutrients sulforaphane and the indoles, which have significant anti-cancer: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 17, 2016

This Chicago Acupuncturist Loves Ginger

“Drink Ginger tea” this is one of the most common suggestions I make in my Chicago acupuncture practice. Don’t underestimate ginger just because it isn’t the fancy favorite of TV Chefs. Ginger root is a common herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (the Chinese name is Sheng Jiang).   Ginger’s rhizome (the underground stem) is: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 19, 2015

3 Easy Tips For A Healthy Autumn

It’s happening…we are approaching Autumn. For those of us in Chicago (and in many other parts of the world) the weather will change and so must we. Chinese Medicine stresses the need to adapt our lifestyles and diets to the changing seasons for optimal health. So, here are some easy, surefire tips for a healthy: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 22, 2015

The Chinese Medicine Approach To Nutrition

Chinese medicine offers many health benefits in the kitchen, so I am excited to share this post on nutrition by Dr. Violet Song. Dr. Song is an acupuncturist and member of the faculty at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, in Austin Texas, one of the leading TCM schools in the U.S.. Traditional Chinese medicine: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 23, 2015

Why You Should Be Eating Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are one of my new favorite superfoods. These ancient seeds were commonly consumed by people in the Mayan and Aztec cultures, Chia even got its name from the Mayan word for “strength.” They are considered a “superfood” because they pack in so many nutrients with a minimum of calories. 3 Health Benefits of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on July 21, 2014

Want To Be Like The World’s Top Men’s Tennis Player? Drink Warm Water

Djokovic May Be Hot But His Drinks Are Warm – Novak Djokovic is the No.1 male tennis player in the world right now, and he follows a strict diet to maintain his health and superiority on the court. Recently, the Wall Street Journal wrote about Djokavic’s new book, in which he explains his diet. He: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 19, 2013

The American Journal of Gastroenterology Reports; Chinese Medicine Is An Effective Treatment For Constipation

The American Journal of Gastroenterology, (2 November 2010) just published a study that found a Chinese Herbal Medicine – the hemp seed pill – to be an effective treatment for constipation. Trial 1 determined the optimal dosage of hemp seed pill from among three dosages. Trial 2, a randomized double-blind study, compared 2 sets of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 18, 2010

6 Easy Health Tips From Chinese Medicine

1. Have your water with no ice “For digestion, our body needs the internal combustion of heat to transform the food and absorb the nutrients through our intestines. Ice, when ingested, becomes a coagulant and constricts our blood vessels and internal organs. The coldness of ice hinders the digestive process.” ~ Sat Hon 2. Drink: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 5, 2010

When You're Pregnant Remind Yourself ~ "It’s not forever, it’s just for now."

Is pregnancy not what you expected? Are you surprised by the changes in your body ? Join the crowd. In my Chicago acupuncture practice I see a lot of pregnant women. Most of them have concerns over what is happening to their bodies. Being well informed can ease the fears that sometimes come with pregnancy.: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 20, 2010
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