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Category: Heart Health

In Honor of Thanksgiving: 4 Health Benefits of Cranberries

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have much to be thankful for, I know I do. Cranberries are a staple of many traditional Thanksgiving feasts. For as long as I can remember, we have had a terrific cranberry bread (made by my mother) that is always my favorite. This post should convince you to indulge in: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 23, 2017

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

Posted By: tcm007 on March 17, 2016

Musings About Detachment, Health and Happiness

A few weeks ago I was sitting by a lake with one of my favorite cousins Jessica. Jessica has a very calm voice, often soothing in nature. I know that she has strong opinions and emotions (as most of us do, at least occasionally ;). I admire her skill at detachment, and do not be: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 27, 2015

Put Your Legs Up The Wall Today

If you come in to my River North, Chicago acupuncture practice for a consultation, I promise you I often have many suggestions. I believe that self-care is an important part of healing and staying healthy. One recommendation that I mention quite often and for a variety of patients is the yoga pose called ‘Legs up the: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 23, 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

Posted By: tcm007 on April 23, 2015

Heart to Heart

Valentine’s Day bombards us with movies, TV specials and a landslide of things to buy to show our ‘love’.  The flowers sellers and candy manufacturers  are working around the clock. Don’t get me wrong; jewelry is great. I’m a fan!!! I also think that flowers and candy, especially chocolate, brighten the day, but let’s think: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 12, 2015

Resveratrol: A Delicious Way To Improve Memory, Mood and Protect Your Heart

I know that many of you read my blog posts in search of tips that keep you healthy, are natural, and have no side effects. I’ve tried to keep my health tips simple because I know that the more complicated activities become, the less we stick with them. I have a great new study to: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 9, 2015

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

And the beat goes on... Pulses and Chinese Medicine

Pulse diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine is unlike other forms of pulse-taking. You have certainly had the experience of going into your doctor’s office and having your heart/pulse rate checked. If the rate, which is normally between 60-90 beats per minute, was too fast, too slow, or irregular, your physician probably spoke to you about: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 5, 2012

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
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