Blue Zones

Did you know there are communities all over the world that have the largest population of centenarians? Centenarians are those who live to be at least 100 years of age or more. WHAT? Yep, they’re called the Blue Zones and there are 5: Loma Linda, CA; Ikaria, Greece; Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Nacoya, Costa Rica….

Banana

Do bananas make you smile? Well, yes in fact they do. Or they should. And after reading this post, you may have a hankering for a banana to produce that smile. Not only do they look like a smile, but they contain tryptophan, the same protein that’s also found in turkey, that promotes relaxation. Or…

Adrenal Fatigue

Have you heard the words “adrenal fatigue” thrown around? If you’ve ever sat w. me, you have, & no doubt I’ve asked to look at the undersides of your fingers to assess the sitch. Deep vertical ridges between the knuckles is a sign that there’s an imbalance & things are in distress. Basically it’s kinda…

Autophagy

aw-TAH-fuh-jee– The phonetic spelling. Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard this word! Bonus points if you know what it means! Well after this post you’ll be able to raise your hand and get bonus points 🎉🎊 Autophagy is a regenerative process that occurs on the cellular level in the body and literally translated means…

Ayurveda

Do you know how awesome Ayurveda is? Ayurveda, loosely translated from Sanskrit, means the “science of life.” Developed in India thousands of years ago, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic, or mind-body-spirit, healing methods. Ayurveda, much like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is based on the premise that a person’s overall health and wellbeing…

Elderberry

Let’s talk about how to build immunity, shall we? With all the talk about coronovirus, and just in general, we should get to know the natural antiviral wonder known as Elderberry, also known as Sambucus. Elderberry has been used medicinally since the days of Hippocrates. You know, the dude credited with being the father of…

Coffee and Cashew Cream

Coffee and Cashew Cream Oh that first cup of coffee in the morning! It’s magical! It’s delightful! It’s one of the first things I think about upon waking! I love the smell, I love the taste, especially with a splash of nondairy creamer in all it’s splendor. I’m naturally caffeinated so I really, truly only…

Anger

Anger Do you walk around feeling angry, irritable? Are you so tightly wound you’re wired for sound? Are you craving sour foods like it’s your job? These are clues that your body is trying to tell you something, like perhaps you have stagnation in your liver/gallbladder. Stay with me here. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each…

How to Find an Acupuncturist

Are you curious about acupuncture and cupping but aren’t sure how to find an acupuncturist or know exactly why you’d go? No two acupuncturists are the same. It’s important to find someone who will be a good fit for you. Keep in mind, this is a relationship that will be built on trust and respect. Remember,…

Cupping

What is cupping? You’ve seen people sporting those cool red marks on their bodies, and you’ve wondered wtf it is, wtf it does and why the f they do it? I love it and it is usually part of my weekly acupuncture routine. Cupping is a therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM) in which heated…