How to Avoid a Root Canal

by | Jul 06, 2015

I recently had a root canal and though it wasn't painful, the experience absolutely sucked. I left the endodontist's office two and a half hours later, $1300 less in my savings, feeling pretty dang defeated. After all was said and...
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Are Chinese Herbs Safe?

by | May 14, 2015

If you've ever visited an acupuncturist, a Chinese herbal formula may have been suggested as part your treatment plan. Chinese herbal medicine is a sophisticated medical system that dates back thousands of years. Each formula is designed to treat the...
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The Most Common Mistake that Parents Make

by | Oct 09, 2014

Bambinos: To Have or To Have Not When I was in my late twenties and early thirties, there was a particular conversation that would always leave me feeling really, really frustrated. The conversation was about whether or not I was interested in having or...
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My Favorite 3 Ingredient Recipes

by | Apr 17, 2015

Since my chore list has gotten increasing complex with time, I've developed a crazy love for simple things. Here's a collection of my favorite, healthy, world's-easiest recipes. Chanana Crackers Nutty and slightly sweet...and my 2 year old will eat them, praise be. What...
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Herbs for Natural Pain Relief

by | Mar 29, 2015

Anti-Inflammatory Herbs For Pain Relief This is part two of a series on treating pain naturally. If you haven't read the first post, see here. Below are some common supplements for decreasing inflammation. While two of these are herbs that can be found...
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Giant Orange Berry Proves to Be Miracle Fruit

by | Oct 03, 2014

  Yes, I meant to make the title sound like it could never deliver.  Sometimes I see these kinds of ads, you know, the "101 year old man used this cream and now his...!" and I can't help but click it. SO...
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Treating Acute and Chronic Pain

by | Mar 29, 2015

What in tarnation IS THIS THING? Whatever it is, it's NOT REPRESENTATIVE of acupuncture. Pain sucks, no doubt about it. Whether it's acute or chronic, it can cloud your thinking, mess with your sleep, disrupt your ability...
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The Menstrual Cycle: How, What, When, Where, and Why

by | Sep 06, 2014

  Okay. Now that you know all the basics about two of the sex hormones involved in the menstrual cycle, and you're familiar with how Traditional Chinese Medicine views the menstrual cycle, let's round this out with the physiological explanation of this cycle. Note: This graph,...
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The Menstrual Cycle According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

by | Sep 05, 2014

  This is the second post in a series of three. If you haven't read the first one yet, here it is. Those Couple of Days Before You Start Your Period... ...can potentially suck pretty bad. ...
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The Menstrual Cycle: Sex Hormones for Dummies

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This is the first post in a series of 3 about the menstrual cycle (see also The Menstrual Cycle according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Menstrual Cycle According to Biomedicine). Read them! You'll be a better person for it. And you...
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