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Managing Minerals

July 10, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Minerals, from calcium and magnesium, to the trace elements such as zinc, are perhaps the single most important group of nutrients. They are required for every bodily function, from activating muscles and nerves, to digestion, energy production, and all healing and regeneration of the body. This article focuses on important […]

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Detoxing from our environment

January 13, 2013

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by Dr. Howard Peiper —  Body purification has been a part of human health and well-being rituals for thousands of years. Cleansing, a rich tradition that has helped humans through all ages and cultures, is at the foundation of every great healing philosophy. Today, we generally think of detoxification as a way to clean out […]

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The kidneys in Chinese medicine

November 14, 2012

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by Christopher Vedeler —  In the West, we know the kidneys are sophisticated filters that remove toxins from the blood. They also play a key role in balancing water and electrolytes in the body. In Chinese medicine, the kidneys represent the deepest level of our physical being and are also critical to water metabolism. Water […]

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Tea leaves: Flowing with the seasons reflects wisdom

October 15, 2012

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by Victoria J. Mogilner —  Farmers who plant, nurture and harvest crops, and then allow the ground to lie fallow for a period of rest, know well the significance of the seasons. Practitioners of the principles of Chinese medicine also honor the seasons, understanding that a healthy life is one that follows the seasonal cycle […]

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Successful weight control

October 10, 2012

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by Dasha Trebichavska —  Permanent weight loss requires an earnest commitment to healthier living, as well as thorough investigation of the underlying cause(s) of one’s excess weight. Excess weight can result from a variety of causes, including a diet high in carbohydrates, lack of exercise, thyroid imbalance, insulin and adrenal problems, water retention, emotional imbalance […]

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Power foods to help with weight loss and health

September 2, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  If your goal is to lose weight or prevent weight gain, you must stabilize your insulin, the fat-storing hormone. This is the one hormone we actually have control over and our food choices can prevent unhealthy insulin spikes from occurring. Numerous studies have shown that eating a low carbohydrate-to-protein ratio with […]

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Spring cleansing

April 12, 2012

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by Victoria Bowmann —  It is that time of year when our grandparents hung the rugs on the line, shook and beat them to remove the debris, and then left them in the sun to air out. While we now have it much easier in the cleaning department with our modern electrical devices and fancy […]

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Healing diabetes naturally

February 28, 2012

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by Kathleen Gould —  According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 23 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells are resistant to insulin’s effects, causing a buildup of glucose in the blood, which can deprive the cells […]

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The water connection

February 27, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  Water — we bathe in it, swim in it, get some of our food from it and, most importantly, drink it. Seventy percent of our beautiful planet is comprised of water. We literally cannot live without it; in fact, we cannot live more than one week without it. We love water. […]

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