Eating for Beauty + Wellness Series: Yin Nourishing Chocolate Tahini + Goji Berry Cookies (gluten-free + vegan + free of refined sugar)

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Eating for Beauty + Wellness Series: Yin Nourishing Chocolate Tahini + Goji Berry Cookies (gluten-free + vegan + free of refined sugar)

Chinese medicine has a strong emphasis on using food as medicine and utilizing nature's resources as healing agents for the body. Today the focus is on nourishing the yin aspects of the body. Yin in nature is feminine, containing, dark, passive, interior, substance, contraction, and in the body includes the blood, body fluids and tissues. Yin is moisturizing and has an effect on the quality and radiance of hair, skin, and nails. Nourishing yin has the benefit of preventing and treating: premature aging, low back pain, dizziness, floaters in the eyes, dry cough, dry skin, dry eyes, constipation and dry stools, hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, and memory loss.

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5 Easy Ways to Give on Giving Tuesday

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5 Easy Ways to Give on Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday. For the prosperity of our communities it is essential that we give positive and loving energy whenever we can. Today we are focusing on five easy ways we can give. Give time, give love, give money, give clothes, give give give. When you give, you make room to receive. 

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How to keep your Lymphatic System Healthy

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How to keep your Lymphatic System Healthy

The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the well-being and health of your body. It transports a clear fluid called lymph that helps to drain all those yucky unwanted toxins from the body. Lymph is similar to blood, but instead of red blood cells, it carries white blood cells that play a huge part in the immune system and keeping your body healthy. While the circulatory system relies on the heart to pump blood throughout the body, the lymphatic system relies on gravity and regular movement to keep it flowing smoothly and efficiently. When your lymphatic system is happy, you will be happy. Here are five ways to keep your lymphatic system flowing happily and freely:

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Breast Health and Chinese Medicine

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Breast Health and Chinese Medicine

If you use the internet and are on social media, then you are probably aware of the fact that it is breast cancer awareness month. I would like to use this opportunity to share some wisdom from Chinese Medicine, as it is predominantly a preventative medicine, and the best way to treat anything is to prevent it.

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How to Transition Gracefully into Fall: Releasing & Letting go

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How to Transition Gracefully into Fall: Releasing & Letting go

The Fall equinox is upon us; the days are becoming shorter, the air is getting crisper, and we are energetically moving into the season corresponding to the natural element of Metal. Metal is transformative and is all about letting go of old negativity and patterns. Autumn is when the leaves change colors and fall to the ground, which is also a good time for us to let our old leaves go too. There is no point in clinging onto our old leaves, as it is part of the natural cycle; new leaves will grow soon enough in their place. 

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WHY A DAILY WALK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

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WHY A DAILY WALK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

When the simple act of walking becomes a part of your daily routine, it can completely transform your health. Throughout time, walking has been lauded as an activity that greatly improves both mental clarity and physical health. Famous thinkers like Beethoven, Dickens and Darwin included walking in their daily routines without compromise. Hippocrates said, “Walking is a man’s best medicine,” and modern research agrees. 

 

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The Benefits of Being Connected

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The Benefits of Being Connected

Being connected energetically, spiritually, emotionally, and physically to the universe around us is not only essential for our sanity, but is also is essential in order to manifest our dreams and our true desires. 

Being connected means knowing that as spiritual beings, we are all connected. Our physical bodies and our egos are separate, but the soul aspect of our being is all encompassing, meaning it fills the inside and the outside of our bodies. Instead of the body wearing the soul, it is more the soul wearing the body.

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The Stomach Acid Myth: The Real Root Cause of Heartburn + 5 Tips to Implement Now

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The Stomach Acid Myth: The Real Root Cause of Heartburn + 5 Tips to Implement Now

Most people are confused and misguided on the true cause of heartburn, or acid reflux. This is not your fault, as our culture tends to focus on providing relief from a symptom rather than fixing the root of a problem. We see advertisements all over the place for antacids, so we think that if an antacid will provide relief, and because acid is coming up, this must mean that the body is producing too much acid. However, this is very rarely the case. 

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OIL PULLING: A HEALTHY HABIT TO ADD INTO YOUR MORNING ROUTINE

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OIL PULLING: A HEALTHY HABIT TO ADD INTO YOUR MORNING ROUTINE

Oil Pulling. A lot of people have been talking about it lately, and there’s a good reason why. It’s amazing for your oral health, but also benefits the whole body as well. It is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that aids in the detoxification and cleansing of your mouth and body, and has been around for quite some time. 

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Why You Should Cold-brew Your Coffee

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Why You Should Cold-brew Your Coffee

We all know coffee is acidic, but what if I told you there is a natural alternative to acidic coffee…and it’s still coffee! When coffee is heated it creates acidity, but if you can extract the coffee without heating it up (what we call a cold-brew), there is 67% less acidity resulting in a smoother and tastier coffee. This means no heartburn, acid reflux, or upset stomaches. We all know that coffee contains many health benefits, so being able to reduce the acidity enables us to have our cake(coffee) and eat it too.

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Headache and Migraine Relief from Acupuncture

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Headache and Migraine Relief from Acupuncture

Suffer from headaches and migraines? Acupuncture is wonderful for finding relief, and it is one of my favorite things to treat. I’ve seen people walk in with throbbing headaches, and then walk out pain free after an Acupuncture treatment.

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