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Author: Klara Brown, L.Ac, MSTOM

Sleep Hygiene

Just like brushing your teeth, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash are an important part of your oral hygiene routine, establishing proper sleep hygiene is vital to your well-being. The National Sleep Foundation spearheaded a worldwide study that took place over a two-year time period that established new guidelines for sleep recommendations. They take into account […]

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Chemicals to Avoid When Trying to Conceive

When trying to conceive, it’s important to prepare your body by cleaning up your diet and dropping some unhealthy habits. This isn’t always easy, but it it’s definitely worth making some sacrifices in order to have a healthy pregnancy. Here are a few key chemicals to start with that will impact your journey in a […]

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Nourishing Winter Skin

It’s the coldest winter New York has seen for a while a very dry and trying time of year for our skin. Many of us have to deal with itchy, dry, cracked, and chaffing skin through the cold seasons, and this year is no exception! And for those with chronic skin issue such as eczema, psoriasis, […]

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5 tips on Fighting the End-of-Winter Blahs

It’s been a long, long winter. Spring may have technically sprung, but most of us aren’t feeling very excited about it with the continued cold and dreary weather. We all secretly wished for the unusually warm winter of last year, but Mother Nature was in a different mood and the lingering cold has followed a […]

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Boost your libido with the food you eat

We’ve been talking about sex quite a bit lately at the YinOva Center, with our director Jill Blakeway’s recent release of her second book Sex Again. In her comprehensive look at libido, Jill writes about how to rebuild the connection with our sexuality and desire from within ourselves and our relationship. Since this week brings […]

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Whole wheat apple and apricot pie

Did you know January is Apple and Apricot month? I personally am a big fan of devoting each month to the celebration of food. Coming off of a holiday season filled with indulgences of all kinds, it’s a good opportunity to highlight some delicious fruits that will benefit your healthy New Year’s eating habits. Apples […]

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Winter Nourishment: Warming foods to banish the chill

We are coming into the time of winter and today marks the change with the Winter Solstice. The days feel very short, and the darkness of night is arriving so soon. It’s a time of slowing down and going inward, in order to preserve energy and seek warmth. In Chinese medicine winter is associated with […]

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Follow the kidney meridian to an erogenous destination

Perhaps you’ve heard an acupuncturist speak of the system of meridians on the body and how they plan to use points along them to address certain issues at hand. To give a simple visual, I like to imagine the meridians as rivers. They course the lengths of the body, branching with siphons and into reservoirs […]

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Quinoa stir fry with chicken and veggies

Stir-fries have become a favorite dish of mine since they are not only quick and easy, which works well with a busy schedule, but provide a multitude of variations in ingredients. This recipe came together one day as a result of using leftover veggies found in my fridge and some additions I thought would be […]

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Klara’s Thoughts at the End of Week 1 : The YinOva Cleanse 2012

Here YinOva Acupuncturist Klara Kadar shares how she’s doing at the end of the first week of our annual month-long YinOva Cleanse. Its day 5 of my colon cleanse, the last day for liquids only. Today is the first I can say I feel really good and knowing this part is about to end is […]

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