Research has proven that the practice of Yoga is enough to keep you fit as well as key to improving the results of weight lifting. What is keep fit anyway? According to The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), fitness is defined as the ability to maintain good health and physical activity
Trillions of tiny creatures call your body home, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and others. They’re not always bad news, and in fact, our health depends on having a thriving collection of microbes. Your large intestine is the largest repository of microbes—about three pounds’ worth according to some estimates. If you
Chinese Seasonal Calendar is an ancient system of regulating and harmonizing one’s qi to the seasonal cycles of qi. As an acupuncturist, I use certain points on your body to support you in transitioning more smoothly from one season to the next. There are four seasons and five elements and one element corresponds
It is essential that your body has an adequate amount of regular iron absorption. Your body requires iron to carry oxygen in your red blood cells. Iron is also important for energy production and strong bones. Taking certain supplements and foods at the same time you take iron can interfere with
Feeling forgetful or scattered lately? Changes in memory or mental cognition is common as we age, but sometimes I wonder how much of it is simply not staying present. There is so much to be distracted by these days, with social media hitting the top of the list, and it’s
Are you tired of the constant chatter in your mind? Is it bringing you down or keeping you distracted? What is it and where is it coming from? Many people, including Zen Buddhists, refer to this constant chatter as our Monkey Mind. And it’s coming from your past and future
In continuation of my last few blog posts, I wanted to mention one easy & effective way to relieve stress and anxiety. Instead of taking a prescription drug, try a safe and effective remedy for stress that is backed by thousands of years of scientific evidence: stimulating something called the vagus
Last post we discussed stress, its effects on the body and supportive ways to deal with it. This week I would like to expand on a couple of those ways, mainly meditation and acupuncture, and how they not only support you in dealing with stress, but also weight loss. Can meditation really
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