This page is dedicated to providing you with useful resources on all topics related to health. Here, you will find herbal home remedies, healthy recipes, tips on how to grow your own food or herbs, latest studies on acupuncture, herbs and health in general, guides on avoiding GMO foods and much more. Make sure to check back periodically as I update this page once a month.
Acupuncture in the News
The TCM Approach To Depression
Acupuncture is known for its effectiveness in treating pain, but lately it has also made it into the news because of its apparent ability to treat depression. Read more HERE.
Thyroid Health The Natural Way
Thyroid disorders are one of the most commonly diagnosed autoimmune function. An underactive thyroid will lead to weight gain, persistent fatigue, constipation and low body temperature. Hyperthyroidism will lead to palpitations and rapid heart rate, tremor, heat intolerance, unquenchable thirst and can also lead to problems like bulging eyes. An integrative approach that combines western and eastern medical treatments is the most effective way of treating these disorders. Read more HERE.
Natural Treatments for Menopause
Menopause is the much-dreaded transition women face in their midlife. It marks the end of the child-bearing years, and for many women means the beginning of hot flashes, night sweats and uncomfortableness. Symptoms of menopause can be quite severe and include irregular heart beat, insomnia, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, feelings of dread and apprehension, memory lapses, difficulties concentrating, itchy skin, body aches and many other symptoms. While western medicine relies mostly on hormone replacement therapy, which comes with serious potential side effects, herbs and acupuncture offer a gentler and safer approach. Learn more HERE.
Natural Flu & Cold Care
Every year, with the cooler days comes the dreaded flu season. Here is an article that outlines ways to naturally strengthen your immune system to avoid getting sick in the first place, as well as home remedies to beat the flu or cold if you get it. Click HERE.
Autoimmune Diseases Explained
The number of people diagnosed with autoimmune disorders is steadily on the rise. Western medicine is still pretty clueless about the etiology, and treatment options are usually limited and not very effective. This article explains autoimmune diseases and explores complementary and integrative treatment options for these disorders. Click HERE.
Say No To GMO
Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, have been around since 1994. While Monsanto and other biotech firms insist that their creations are safe, independent studies show differently. Many experts fear that GMOs are partially to blame for the steep increase in cancers, autoimmune conditions and allergies. How do we know if we are eating GMOs or not? We don't, since in America, GMOs don't need to be labeled as such. To learn more about GMO foods and to learn how to avoid them, click HERE.
Eating With The Seasons
Most of us know that eating healthy is a big part of staying healthy. Yet, figuring out exactly what is healthy can be quite challenging amidst all the confusing and conflicting information on the internet and in the media. Here are the notes from a lecture I held on Eating with the Seasons in which I address the basics that make up a healthy diet. You will also find a list of seasonal recipes at the end of the lecture. To read more, click HERE.
Growing Your Own Herbs
Did you know that it most commonly used spices and culinary herbs also have medicinal properties? Many of these herbs are also very easy to grow in your own backyard, front yard, or in any sunny spot in your home. Here is a guide to the more commonly seen medicinal culinary herbs. Pick a few and start growing your own medicine! Used daily in flavoring dishes, herbs can help reduce sodium consumption and prevent disease before it happens. For the full article, click HERE.