Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, is concerned with restoring balance to the person and promoting the flow of energy – called Qi or Ch’i, pronounced chee – throughout the body. The pathways of energy are called meridians. TCM primarily works with 12 basic meridians plus two special ones. There are more than 14 meridians, but the […]

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Hypothyroidism and thyroid hormone resistance are under-diagnosed conditions that affect millions of Americans and significantly contribute to the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. The reason for under-diagnosis is twofold: first patients believe that their symptoms are a normal part of aging and second, physicians who take the time to investigate the thyroid are misled […]

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For many years scientists have thought our bad genes was the reason for disease. In recent years it has been determined that genes are merely an expression of your surroundings. Yes, environment, foods, lifestyles, negative emotional states, etc…

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Eating too much sugar can eat away at your brainpower, according to US scientists who published a study Tuesday showing how a steady diet of high-fructose corn syrup sapped lab rats’ memories. Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) fed two groups of rats a solution containing high-fructose corn syrup — a common […]

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  Influence on Bone Mass & Density It is generally acknowledged that bodily movement favorably influences the breakdown and buildup of bone mass and density. The level of resistance (load) influences the reconstruction and quality of the bone. According to an article by J Fliegel (and others in 1998) Whole Body Vibration has a positive […]

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         The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems   Sympathetic System Parasympathetic System Function To defend the body against attack Healing, regeneration and nourishing the body Overall Effect Catabolic (breaks down the body) Anabolic (builds up the body) Organs and Glands It Activates The brain, muscles, the insulin pancreas, and the thyroid and adrenal glands The […]

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Going Gluten free

On February 28, 2012 By

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and the derivatives of these grains, including malt and brewer’s yeast. Those on a gluten-free diet must forgo all products containing wheat, barley, rye, and the various ingredients that contain derivatives of these grains. Those who are gluten-free embrace a diet filled with fruits, vegetables, meats, […]

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What is the difference between glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL)? So we can predict that our potato will have twice the metabolic effect of an apple. You can think of GL as the amount of carbohydrate in a food ‘adjusted’ for its glycemic potency. Your blood glucose rises and falls when you eat […]

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, degenerative disease of the nerves in your brain and spinal column, caused through a demyelization process. Myelin is the insulating, waxy substance around the nerves in your central nervous system. When the myelin is damaged by an autoimmune disease or self-destructive process in your body, the function of those […]

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Acid or Alkaline?

On December 15, 2011 By

Recent scientific research into human health, sickness & disease has shown with increasing evidence that living an acid-lifestyle is extremely detrimental to health & that by living alkaline you can increase your health, energy, vitality, immune system, youthfulness and protect yourself from disease. As recently as October 2009, a Cambridge University study published in the […]

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