6 Pillars of Health

by | Jun 06, 2016

Modern Lifestyle and Our Health According to some models of healthcare, many of the common diseases Americans suffer, including heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disease are largely unrelated conditions, and therefore treated differently. I'd argue that these diseases...
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Lyme Disease: Treatment Options & Resources

by | May 02, 2016

Since I practice Traditional Chinese Medicine, my knowledge regarding treating Lyme disease is rooted within the world of acupuncture and herbal medicine. And though I've read a fair amount about the subject, I can't say I have a nuanced understanding...
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Lyme Disease: Testing & Diagnosis

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Summary: Effective diagnostic testing for Lyme has never been reliable. In the absence of an EM rash, there is no way to reliably and consistently diagnose Lyme disease , acute or chronic, using serological testing (testing the blood). Beyond this,...
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Lyme Disease: Overview

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This is the second post in a four part series. If you haven't read the first post, The Lyme Wars, I'd suggest you start there. This post gets into the details of Lyme disease. During my research on Lyme, it...
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The Lyme Wars

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...In Which Lauren Explains the Length of this Blog Post So, first lemme explain. Though I try hard to keep my blog posts to a small-coffee-length, I quickly learned during my research on Lyme that to talk about the disease...
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Seasonal Allergies: Natural Ways to Fight Back!

by | Apr 14, 2016

Itching eyes? Runny nose? (If you want to skip this review of antihistamines and steroid inhalers in order to read about alternative options in treating allergies, scroll down to Natural Choices to Treating Seasonal Allergies). Let's talk about antihistamines for...
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Essential 21st Century Life Hacks

by | Jul 29, 2016

How to Be Insanely Productive Without Destroying Your Health I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical about the title of this podcast, but I'm happy to report that "productivity" is defined here as incorporating certain "rituals" into your life to...
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Staying Healthy in the Spring

by | Apr 04, 2016

Can the Weather Affect Your Health? When I was in graduate school, we spent a couple of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Theory classes learning about body/mind imbalances that are often influenced by the "energetics" of a particular season. I distinctly...
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Topical Pain Relievers: The Herbal Approach

by | Jul 18, 2016

Topical Herbs For Pain Relief Now that we've reviewed common (conventional) topicals for pain, let's look more closely at the wide range of herbal remedies available. First, a quick but essential rule about using herbs. You'll be more successful in...
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Simple Tips For A Non-Toxic Home

by | Mar 25, 2016

It's A Mad, Mad World...So, Now What? While there are a growing number of new cookware options on the market, we don't know enough about them to know if they're safe -- even if they're advertised as "green" or "not...
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