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Cauliflower Rice Party!

I came late to the cauliflower rice party, but I’ve been enjoying it since I arrived.

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Healthy Foods You Can Use To Offset Your Cravings

Can’t stop thinking about that Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey that’s just sitting there in your freezer? How about when you’ve had a long and busy day: surely you deserve that bag of chips? What about when you’re tired and you need some extra sugar as a pick-me-up? Thoughts like this aren’t uncommon, and food […]

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Our Sweet Escape: Part 1

Sugar certainly seems to be a hot topic at the moment. From movies like Fed Up to Alec Baldwin’s “war on sugar,” we’ve been noticing more of a dialogue about what we are putting in our bodies. And, to be honest, talking about processed/refined sugars really seems like a conversation worth having. 

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Realistic New Years Resolutions

New Years Eve, as I am sure all of you are aware, is tomorrow! For many of us, this is a chance to start fresh and make positive changes. New Years Resolutions can be tricky though, because often people start off too ambitiously and then cannot follow through. Did you know that out of all […]

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Hungry?

Are you hungry all the time? Do you overeat? It’s a problem for lots of us so it may be good to hear that Chinese medicine has some unique solutions that take into account both the physical cravings and the emotional needs that prompt us to eat too much.

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The Cleanses that we Love!

It’s cleanse season again! Spring is the time of the Liver in Chinese medicine, which makes it the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning in your body. The liver is a major organ in the body that helps to detoxify and clean the blood. It relies on the kidneys, urinary bladder, intestines and […]

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A Cleanse for Lasting Weight Loss

In Chinese medicine, your digestion plays an absolute central role in optimal health. Having a weak digestive system (which for us encompasses functions of the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas, liver, and immune system) can lead to countless other health problems. In fact, I often see patients coming in for problems in other areas […]

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10 Reasons why Sleeping well is Important to Lose Weight and Stay Fit

Are you doing all the right things and yet you’re still not losing weight? Evidence shows that sleeping well is as important as exercising or a balanced diet.

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Why Take the Stairs?

When Mayor Bloomberg announced his new initiative to encourage new constructions to make stairs more accessible, a storm of opinions and “nanny-state” comments were thrown around. But why did it evoke the heated reactions?  

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Going gluten-free

Lots of us enjoy trying something fresh for the New Year.  And since many of you have been buzzing about going gluten-free, we thought we’d explore it further.  If you feel like you don’t understand all the fuss, you are not alone.  With so much media attention, going gluten-free is quickly becoming a fad diet […]

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Can probiotics help you get lean?

With recent research suggesting a link between obesity and the overuse of antibiotics, we thought it might be a fitting time to discuss probiotics.  When we take antibiotics, we alter our community of healthy intestinal bacteria.  It may surprise you to learn that the bacteria in our bodies out number our human cells by a […]

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The YinOva Cleanse, Week Three – Lungs, Kidney and Bladder

Our cleanse is in it’s third week and Jane and I are feeling pretty good. Many of you have emailed or spoken to me about your experiences and I think most of us agree that the first week was the hardest. Now our stomachs have shrunk and we are used to our restricted diet and […]

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