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To Flu Shot or Not to Flu Shot

It seems like the flu shot is a really good idea on the surface, because who wouldn’t want a little pre-immunity! However, as it turns out, due to the nature of the influenza virus, you may not be getting the protection advertised. Here’s the short answer:  WIth any medical intervention, you have to weight the costs, as well as the benefits to make a good choice.   Flu shots are no...

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Simplify Holiday Stress!

5 Ways to handle Holiday Stress! 1.) Just say No: It somewhat worked for drugs, it can somewhat work for family/friends/coworkers!  Choose what you want to participate in, and gracefully decline the rest.  There is no reason to always participate in cookie swaps and silly gift exchanges that seem to number in the double digits in the work place and other extracurricular social circles.  I am...

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Minerals: Part 1 of 2

Azurite Mineral In my last blog, I wrote about the importance of having an idea about the proportions of supplements to sustain health.  This week I’m going to focus on the bottom of the pyramid.  I love this topic, because when understood, your health will improve drastically!  There are a few basic attributes we need to look at with minerals.  Due to the complexity of this topic, I’m...

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Supplements Pyramid: Managing Your Medicine Cabinet

Supplements Pyramid Being a practitioner of alternative health, I must educate myself extensively in the area of supplements.  Not because I personally have a lot or need a lot, but because I must be knowledgeable when clients come in and describe the myriad things they are taking.  In fact, if you snooped in my medicine cabinet, you might be astonished to see a severe lack of herbs,...

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The Truth About the Term “Holistic”

What does the term “holistic” really mean?  The term gets thrown around more and more.  It seems like the term piggy-backs on both the green movement and the growing arena of eastern exercises.  What I see happening is a commercialization of the holistic movement, which is good for introducing concepts to the mass population, but as with most things, the other side of the coin also spins...

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What’s Special About Chinese Medicine?

Chinese Medicine is built on the observation that man is a microcosm of the universe.  All that is outside us, also exists within us.  This medicine contains so much wisdom regarding how we relate to our natural world, as well as how we relate to others and ourselves.  We are in a dynamic interplay with all of these aspects, therefore, disease manifests when we are no longer aligned with the...

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