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Staying Healthy In Fall

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It’s nearly Fall. That is the time of year that our bodies start to turn inward. Today I want to talk about ways to help you prepare for winter and stay healthy. The first and most important thing I always suggest is to do a seasonal cleanse at the beginning of Fall to get your immune system in the best shape it can be. We accumulate toxins in our bodies throughout the year, and it’s a good idea to clear them out every once in a while. I advise a cleanse in both Spring and Fall, as they come before the…

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Magical Menopause

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Menopause…that word freaked me out when I was beginning to approach it in my late 40s. I did not want to go through it, or feel like I was aging. Have you ever felt like that? Are you facing menopause and aging with dread? I’m well past menopause now, and it went well. There are many ways to approach this time of life with grace and ease. Today’s blog is going to share with you some tips and a report to help you deal. If the symptoms of Menopause are negatively affecting you, this may change your life! Do you…

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

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Love is the most healing force in the universe. There are different ways that this is true, but today I’m going to focus on how our energy and love are connected on a cellular level. After 30 years of practicing Chinese Medicine, I’ve learned a lot. One of my favorite aspects of the discipline is the idea that we’re all made up of energy that travels throughout our bodies. The Power Of Love This energy acts as the controlling force in our bodies and is the essence that connects everything in the universe. There is a communication system that is…

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Breakfast Breakdown (Part 1)

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Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day, but for many people it can be a challenge to find the right things to eat. If you’re like me and don’t – or can’t – eat grains, dairy or eggs you may feel like you’re experiencing a breakfast breakdown with trying to understand what’s for breakfast every day. Many people don’t like to eat what they would normally eat at lunch or dinner time for breakfast, though that is always a viable option. So, here’s a fresh idea for you: tapioca pudding. One of the best…

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Meditate or Medicate?

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Meditate or Medicate? Which would you rather do if you could have the choice?  For many years I thought I could help my patients with the best medicine available. I chose to ignore the power of meditation in that time. I thought it wouldn’t make as much of difference as medication or a supplement would. Then I reached a point in my own life where I realized I would have to do something to keep me centered and calm so I could do a better job. I started to meditate. I’ve been meditating most days for several years now. I…

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How To Heal Diabetes With Intermittent Fasting

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Did you know that ten percent of our population struggles with Healing Diabetes? That’s 30 million people! While we once believed the disease to be irreversible, studies now shed light on an alternative treatment option-intermittent fasting. What is Intermittent Fasting? What do we mean by intermittent fasting? It is a period of hours during which you don’t eat anything. There are many ways to do it, and they all have effectiveness. I used to be against fasting for the most part because I thought it was too hard when people have very stressful lives. Jimmy Kimmel – late night show…

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Making Your Dreams Come True

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Making Your Dreams Come True   Here we are again at the start of another new year. With the new year millions of people promise to themselves a resolution of change. For many it’s a personal resolution like quitting smoking or losing weight. Some resolve to discovering new hobbies. Yet others envision all of their dreams coming true! But if you’ve ever made a new year’s resolution, you’re likely not surprised to know that 80% of them fail before the end of February! Why is that? What’s missing?  One word: Commitment  You see, if we want anything, we must make…

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Can You REALLY Heal Hashimoto’s?

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Chances are, you or someone you know is living with an autoimmune condition. Though often considered a thyroid disorder, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid. I often speak about it, because so many people have Hashimoto’s and don’t know it. I diagnose many people every month who didn’t know they had it. It has become the most common form of thyroid disorder in our country.  This is the season of the immune system, so I want to talk about the thyroid today because it is such an important part of the immune system. Symptoms include weight…

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How to Take Care of Your Body During a Crisis

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My heart is hurting with the degree of loss and suffering that people are enduring in these very difficult times. Almost every day I hear of a new devastation. Right now, the crisis is very close to my heart and home, with the fires in Sonoma County where my office has been for 24 years.  The Larkfield area was my home for many years, to see it all gone was truly a shock. My heart is with all of you who have suffered in these times. Please know, if there is ANYTHING I can do for ANY of you struggling…

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Skip Flu Season With These Immune Boosters

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Fall is here, and with it flu season is nearly upon us. At this time of year, I always talk about the flu because it’s the time of the Lungs in Chinese Medicine. The Lungs’ job is to protect you from things that come in from outside – i.e. -your immune system. We all know the flu is highly contagious, and affects us physically, mentally, and spiritually. Stuffy, runny noses, sore throats, body aches and fatigue don’t have to be a part of your fall season, however! Protect yourself and your family with these natural immune system boosters. Working With…

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