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Summer, Fire, Joy, and Cooling Foods

The Chinese medicine element associated with summer is, not surprisingly, fire. The fire element is special because it provides that spark which inspires love for others as well as enthusiasm for new ideas and perhaps even an adventure. Summer is the season of the year that is most yang. High yang means heat, maximum activity,: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 22, 2018

Healthy Herbal Coolers To Quench Your Thirst This Summer

Here in Chicago it is thrilling to finally have some warmer weather! In this post Cathy Margolin shares two great recipes for cooling drinks, which are much healthier than your average sports drink or lemonade. From Pacific Herbs By Cathy Margolin Summertime is upon us and it’s heating up out there. Forget the lemonade and: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 6, 2017

Lovely, Unique & Healthy Gift Ideas For You & Your Loved Ones

Blooming Teas – It’s beautiful, unique, tasty, healthy and great for parties. An Eye Pillow – I love these, and use one almost every night. It feels super relaxing and helps shut out any extra light. Teas From Traditional Medicinals – My favorite tea brand. One of the few that has good quality herbs. As: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 14, 2015

5 Simple Health Tips You Can Start Today!

Many people wait until the New Year to try to become healthier, but now is the time to start; why wait? Here are suggestions to help you get going. 1. Breath through your nose -> Yes, the beginning can be that simple! Breathing through your nose increases your intake of nitric oxide. Nitric Oxide causes: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 26, 2012

10 Easy Tips to Live a Healthier, Longer Life

Traditional Chinese Medicine has a long history of healing and rejuvenation that teaches us a great deal about aging well. Two thousand years ago, ancient Chinese scholars described the stages of aging in the Huang Di Neijing (The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic), which is the bible of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They remind us that we: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 1, 2012

7 Helpful Tips For Addiction Recovery

Seven Addiction Recovery Tips From 1. Exercise more. Exercise can reduce your stress and help you relax. 2. Get plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable juices to neutralize and clear the blood and to fortify blood sugar. 3. Carrots, celery, leafy green salads and citrus fruits promote body alkalinity and decrease cravings. 4. Avoid junk: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 10, 2012

Food As Medicine Is Common Sense

Here in the U.S. and in most Western countries, we think of food as food and medicine as medicine; rarely linking the two. Many countries understand that food IS medicine. I found a particularly useful article in a Bangkok paper (applause for the internet) that explains food as medicine and want to share it with: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 15, 2011

Easy Tea Drinker’s Tip to Heart Health

In completing a mega-analysis of studies that examined drinking green tea and its effects on cholesterol, researchers are optimistic. (Do I hear the applause for Traditional Chinese Medicine advice???) Although in some of the studies, participants consumed the equivalent of 18 cups of green tea daily (whoa!), experts don’t suggest that you drown yourself in: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on August 18, 2011

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

Posted By: tcm007 on November 5, 2010

Tips To Lower Your Cholesterol

Thirty percent of Americans have borderline high cholesterol levels, which may increase the risk of heart disease, one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Now is the perfect time to take measures to lower your cholesterol naturally. Several Chinese herbs and herbal formulas are used to lower cholesterol levels. Shan Zha: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 2, 2008
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