Chinese Organ Clock

Traditional Chinese Organ Body Clock In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is believed that each organ has its point of the highest energy and lowest energy. This 24-hour cycle is believed to help us know when to exercise, eat, have sex, rest, and sleep. It also acts to communicate with a particular organ or meridian (energy…

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Weather and Arthritis Joint Pain Connection

The connection between weather and arthritis joint pain. Ever wondered if the weather affects joint pain arthritis?  When the temperature changes up and down with the fluctuations in humidity it can be felt on the human body. Patberg and Rasker (2004) studied the relationship between weather changes and how that impacts joint pain. The connection…

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The November Gratitude Challenge

We should all devote some time each day to focus on gratitude.  During the challenge, spend a few moments writing down all of the things you are feeling most grateful for at that moment.  Make a list, or choose one item to elaborate on.  It is up to you. Although we could stop there, gratitude…

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8 Habits for Optimal Breast Health

You may not know this but, you have more control over your breast cancer risk than you think, even if you have a family history of it.  Only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers can be blamed on inherited gene mutations. While genetic predisposition is significant when present, it’s empowering to realize that the…

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Secrets of Longevity of the Blue Zone People

In Dan Buettner’s book, The Blue Zones, he identified five places in the world where people lived to be 100 at ten times the average rate.  In the Blue Zone the health and fitness of the people in those areas was extremely outstanding and they live much longer and much healthier lives on into a…

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Tech Neck

What is Tech Neck? Tech neck happens when people spend too much time with their head and neck extended too far forward over their body while looking at their phone or computer screen. It can also occur when people repeatedly tuck their head down over their chin and hunch their shoulders forward while looking down…

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Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Tuna Lettuce Wraps: 10 oz cooked tuna ½ cup plain Greek yogurt 1 celery stalk ¼ cup diced red onion ¼ cup diced dilled pickles 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard Lemon juice Salt & pepper Lettuce leaves Directions: Cook tuna. If using canned tuna, tuna in water is a healthier choice.  Dice your vegetables.  Mix all…

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The Importance of Amino Acids

Amino Acids are essential compounds that play an important role in our bodies. Often associated with aiding in protein utilization and rebuilding/repairing of muscle, but amino acids are vital to our body’s nervous, reproductive, immune, and digestive systems. There are 20 amino acids, while 9 of those are considered essential. The human body does not…

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What is MTHFR?

What is MTHFR? MTHFR is an acronym for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, which is a gene that helps the body process the amino acid homocysteine. At birth, you receive 2 MTHFR genes, one from each parent. It is possible to have no mutations, one mutation, or a mutation on both. The two most common variants are the…

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