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Could Fasting Benefit Your Health?

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For most of my career I believed fasting wasn’t a good idea. However, I have since learned that it can actually be a great tool when used properly and for the right reasons. Studying and reading more about the concept of fasting has really opened my eyes. If you have ever wondered about why people fast or the possible benefits of fasting, keep reading! What is fasting exactly? To fast means that you are not ingesting any calories. Generally, while fasting, many people still drink water, tea, coffee, seltzer water and other similar things with no calories and nothing added….

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How Your Emotions Effect Your Health

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Did you know that your emotions have a lot to do with your health? If you have ever dealt with confusing physical symptoms that seem not to respond to anything you do, you might want to think about your emotions as part of the connection. In today’s blog I’m going to focus on the Chinese medicine approach to the relationship between emotions and health. As you know, I love Chinese medicine because it makes so much sense. What Chinese medicine says about illness and emotion In Chinese medicine, it is said that illnesses come from either inside your body or…

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Finding the Underlying Causes of Autoimmune Disease

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  Do you ever feel like it’s hard to get going in the morning? Like you’re gaining weight for no reason? Or do you have aches and pains that you cannot explain? Do you have this underlying feeling like you have the flu? All of these symptoms can be related to an autoimmune disease. If you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease or you are experiencing symptoms like this, I’m excited to share the key to healing from these particular ailments because there is more to it than most people think. Autoimmune diseases are something that effect your energy,…

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How to Use Springtime Energy

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Energy is a vital element of healing. It is the element that spurs your body to begin healing in the first place.  But what happens if you don’t have the energy that is needed to heal? Today, I’ll be continuing the conversation of embarking on a healing journey, and using the powerful energy that’s available in Spring to jump start your growth and get on a healing path. I work with a lot of people specifically to help them gain the energy they need to heal. The Triangle of Wellness There’s a tool I’ve developed out of my years of…

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Spring: A Time for Healing & Rebirth

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Why is Spring a perfect time for healing and renewal? Many of you may already understand some of the significance of Spring when it comes to rebirth and rejuvenation but I’m going to go a little deeper into the effect Springtime has on our ability and willingness to heal. This is the best time to dive into new ways of healing and I’ll explain why. It’s a beautiful spring day and the leaves are green, the trees have bloomed outside my window, birds are chirping – it’s an amazing day. As the end of my Seasonal Reboot draws near and…

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How to Heal Migraines

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What does it take to heal the seemingly inevitable onslaught of a migraine? I have worked with hundreds of patients to successfully discover the causes behind the migraines and relieve their suffering. If you’re interested in uncovering the causes and combatting your own migraines, here’s what you need to know: Migraines are caused by a blood vessel contracting inside of your brain and then expanding quickly. This can be triggered by quite a few different things, including: Hormonal imbalances, food related allergic or chemical reactions, a genetic imbalance called methylation and severe fatigue. Each of these causes can be discovered…

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Can You Avoid Surgery with Acupuncture?

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Acupuncture on a Different Level– bone-on-bone injuries & inflammation Surgery can be a scary prospect and it is often presented as the only option when it comes to relief and healing from chronic pain in knees, hips and backs. You may be unaware that acupuncture can help and heal many injuries and chronic pain issues that are generally thought to be only curable through surgery. If you have a condition where someone has told you- you’re “bone on bone” you may have some misunderstanding what that means. It does mean that the protective tissue between your bones may be reduced…

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Dr. Shiroko’s Spring Cleanse 2019

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THE SEASONAL REBOOT WITH SHIROKO SOKITCH, MD! This custom detoxifying cleanse program provides you with everything you need to get started, including 28 drink mix packets and 28 capsule packets. Participants will also have the support of our community as we embark on this seasonal tradition together. Spring is the time of year of the liver. As you know the liver is responsible for many things including detoxification. Other things the liver does – include regulate the smooth flow of energy in your body, the emotion of anger, regulates your menstrual cycles, helps the eyes, and regulates the ligaments and tendons….

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Perimenopause and Sleep

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Many women struggle with sleep at various times throughout their lives. After childbirth, during peri-menopause, or after menopause would be the times when you might experience more problems. Problems vary from not being able to fall asleep, waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep, to not being able to sleep at all.  There are several main reasons for these sleep problems: The hormone progesterone. As you go into peri-menopause, during your periods, your progesterone starts to become naturally lower. Progesterone acts as a sort of sedative. It helps you sleep…

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Perimenopause and Hot Flashes

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Today I’m going to talk about hot flashes and about how they can make you crazy! In peri-menopause hot flashes will often start right before your period. You may not experience them at all during most of the month or you may have a few intermittently in the middle of the night.  As you get closer to menopause you may start to experience them more often. The reason you have hot flashes is not just that the estrogen in your body goes out of balance. There is a group of chemicals called “catecholamines” that is also connected to hot flashes….

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