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How to Protect Your Health in 2019

It’s common for people to reflect on both their life and goals at the start of a brand-new year. As 2018 will soon come to a close, now might be the perfect time to set better health goals for yourself. In addition to caring for your mind and body, you must also consider the practical side of healthcare to ensure your happiness. Find out how to protect your health in 2019. Focus on Your Mental Health Many people make the mistake of neglecting their mental health. For example, they might be embarrassed to talk about depression or anxiety due to the stigma attached, or they might suffer in silence when living with stress. Yet, help is available so you can overcome a problem and enjoy a better quality...


Top 7 Amazing Health Benefits of Ginger you Need to Know

Superfoods are nutrient filled foods and ingredients with a wealth of health benefits. The multiple numbers of Health Benefits of Ginger make it be considered as one of the top super foods benefits from the reduction of inflammation to the treatment of Nausea. Ginger is a flowering plant, whose root, also known as the Rhizome is used as Spice. Originating from the tropical regions of Southeast Asia, dating back over 5000 years ago, Ginger has been referred to as a healing herb with various medicinal properties. While it was discovered growing wild within the Asian rainforests, it was soon exported to India and Europe. Today, ginger should be a staple in every kitchen for both culinary uses and its generous health benefits. It can be prepared...

Can Essential Oils Help Treat Depression?

Throughout our lifetime, many or almost all of us will suffer some form of depression at one time or another. Symptoms of depression can range from mild, moderate or severe, and are said to affect at least 300 million people worldwide. Depression can be caused by loss, stress, fear, or anxiety and affects how we think, feel and respond to our daily activities such as work, sleep, and also relationships. Common symptoms are feelings of low self-esteem, loneliness, sadness, loss of appetite, low libido, fatigue, and moodiness. Studies show that the signs and symptoms of depression can be treated holistically through medical, therapeutic and alternative interventions. It also suggests that the use of essential oils has a direct and therapeutic effect on the parts of the brain...

10 Foods You Should Start Eating to Get Rid of Heart Disease Naturally

10 Foods You Should Start Eating to Get Rid of Heart Disease Naturally

  Millions of people around the world are suffering from heart disease. In fact, it's the number 1 cause of death in the United States. Also, known as the cardiovascular disease this condition affects your heart in numerous ways such as: How your heart muscle contracts. The circulation of blood flows in and out of your heart. The speed of your heart - how fast or slow your heart beats. What Causes Heart Disease Heart disease develops when one or more of the coronary arteries narrow and causes less blood flow to the heart. With less blood being pumped to it your heart becomes stressed because it has to work harder than normal. Eventually, plaque will begin to build up around the walls of your arteries and completely block blood...

Inner Wisdom & Clarity through Chinese Exercise

Inner Wisdom and Clarity through Chinese Exercise

By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac & CH Qigong and tai chi are Chinese exercises traditionally practiced for physical fitness, increased energy, and health and wellbeing. However, they are also powerful exercises for development of mental power and inner wisdom leading to increased focus, clarity, self-confidence, inner knowingness, and emotional stability. These qualities exist within each individual but to varying degrees. The first step toward strengthening them is to recognize one’s personal capacity for such development. The second step is to begin to practice the gentle, flowing movements of qigong or tai chi with care and purpose. How to Begin It is best to begin slowly with one or two exercises, and then progressively add more when comfortable. Development of mental clarity and inner wisdom comes through...


It’s Not Too Late To Add To Or Start Your Garden

As summer is winding down, many crops planted in spring and early summer are ready to be harvested and your garden beds are getting bare. But you don’t have to go fallow just yet here are a few great options for crops you can plant in August for Fall or Winter harvest. Kale The choice vegetable of hipsters is at the top of this list for a reason. Quite possibly the perfect fall and winter crop, they are very cold-hardy, and may only require something as simple as a heavy row cover to protect them from cold and frost. But what most people enjoy the most about winter-grown kale is that cooler temperatures make the typically bitter green sweeter. Carrots  Carrots also tend to be sweeter in the cooler months, and...

Chinese Medicine: Yin Yang Balancing Act

Chinese Medicine: Yin Yang Balancing Act

By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac & CH The metaphysical definition of balance is “a desirable point between two or more opposite forces which minimizes the negatives of both. “ When applied to Chinese Medicine, this definition relates to the state of being achieved through the balancing of two complementary, yet opposing forces of yin and yang. When the creation of a desirable middle point is established between yin and yang, it leads to a vibrant flow of vital energy commonly known as qi. As this flow strengthens over time it leads to an individual’s positional shift along the yin/yang continuum that positively affects one’s life existence, interaction, and function. This is precisely how Chinese medicine works with the energies of the body to affect...