As the temperature changes and flowers are blooming, allergy sufferers are running to stock up on tissues.
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As with each season, we want to be mindful about changing up what we eat in accordance with the time of year. This way we get the best nutrients from our fruit and veggies.
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It’s great to take stock of your total wellness. Get intentional about what you want to let go of to usher in something fresh for your life.
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Folks often say, “Ugggh, I really need to drop about 10 pounds”. What I think most are saying is that they want to reduce the appearance of looking heavy which is manifesting as swelling, puffiness and poor water metabolism. Many times, systemic inflammation which can make someone appear bloated and heavy is what’s contributing to challenging weight maintenance and feeling overweight.
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If you’re like me, I start thinking about my NEED to detox around this time of year. I ate more than I planned over the recent holiday. I came across a pecan pie that brought tears to my eyes. I give myself a major pass to enjoy treats this time of year. With greater wine consumption and decadent food, my liver needs a little extra love.
Check out this post for my 3 simple ways to detox.Read More
We overeat sweet foods and neglect other flavors such as bitter or sour. I can't remember the last time someone said they had a craving for something bitter but it's an important flavor we should make sure to include in our diet.
In this video I share why bitter foods are important in the diet and how they can effect your waist line. Check it out.Read More
You don't necessarily need a Vitamix, Blendtec or fancy juicer to make a green drink. There are great benefits to juicing and making green smoothies.
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It must be a pleasurable experience if people keep coming back for more. Very fine needles which are virtually painless are inserted into acupuncture points. Signals are then sent to the brain for endorphin release, the stimulation of blood flow and the balance of the body’s vital energy called Qi (“chee”).
Qi is the vital energy of all things. It is what Chinese medicine seeks to manipulate to achieve health. When Yin and Yang are out of balance dis-ease results. Qi is manipulated by acupuncture, nutrition, tui na and meditation (to name a few) to reset the equilibrium. To restore proper flow of Qi, acupuncture works by inserting very fine needles into acupuncture points.
Acupuncture points are found on the acupuncture meridians (aka channels) that run like freeway systems on the body.
When there is a blockage in the channel it’s like there is a traffic accident on the freeway and transport can not happen effectively. Furthermore, Chinese herbs can also help to relieve blockage and imbalance and are often recommended in addition to acupuncture.
Hope this was helpful!
Dr. Lisa H. Upshaw is a holistic health practitioner and expert in connecting physical wellness with nutrition and emotional well being. She use natural healing methods and believes in living life to the fullest. Dr. Lisa shares how others can become their own best healer.