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Essential 21st Century Life Hacks

Posted Jul 29, 2016
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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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Topical Pain Relievers: The Herbal Approach

Posted Jul 18, 2016
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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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Topical Pain Relievers: Bengay and Beyond!

Posted Jul 11, 2016
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Back pain? Aching muscles? Joint pain? Instead of reaching for acetaminophen or ibuprofen, have you ever tried a topical pain relieving ointment to treat your aches and pains? In this blog post, we'll review common conventional topical treatments for pain,...
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Eat To Heal: Qi Stagnation & Blood Stasis

Posted Jun 20, 2016
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Qi Stagnation and Blood Stasis Explained "Stagnant qi" is something we treat every single day in the clinic. Of course, when you explain the concept of stagnant qi to a patient, they want to know more, including how the qi...
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6 Pillars of Health

Posted Jun 06, 2016
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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 Prevention Kit?

Posted Jun 01, 2016
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The Rise of Lyme and Other Borrelial Infections Many parts of New England are considered a hotbed for Lyme disease, and infection rates are steadily rising. When I first began to dig deeply into the research on Lyme disease and...
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Lyme Disease: Treatment Options & Resources

Posted May 02, 2016
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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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