History of Acupuncture

The History of Acupuncture

One of the eight branches of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been traced back at least 2,500 years. “Archaeologists have uncovered ancient stone needles dating back 5,000 years”[1]. If you ask most people, they might say that acupuncture started in China. That’s because The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine is the first paper that…

My Health Secret? Worry Less and…

It’s becoming increasingly impossible to avoid toxins in our daily life. I’m sorry to burst your health bubble, but even if you eat the healthiest food in the world and use all natural products, you’re still taking in toxins on a daily basis. The amount of toxicity in our air and water supply is astounding and…

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Are Probiotics Just Another Health Trend?

Well, I suppose they are trending right now, but they are much more than that. Probiotics are imperative for optimum health! They help us to maintain balanced gut bacteria, which is of EXTREME important for digestive, immune, respiratory, mental, and physical health. So, no… they aren’t just a trend. They are here to stay! Before…

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Cacao is a Superfood!

“There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate.” – Linda Grayson Cacao (chocolate) is one of the most delicious and healthy super foods that exist.  It is beneficial with PMS symptoms, good for metabolizing glucose, keeping the heart healthy, easing depression and it also helps as a delivery agent for…

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Can Self-Love Really Heal Me?

Yes. It can and it will! When you practice self love, you will naturally make healthier choices, out of LOVE for yourself, not FEAR of failure. Without abundant self-love you will not eat the healthful foods that nourish your body, because it is not important for you to take care of your body. Without abundant self-love,…

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My Saturday Market Salad

Every Saturday, I spend the day with my daughter, Kaia, at our local farmer’s market. Although we have a few in our area, this one is my favorite. There are 2 wonderful organic farmers, raw cold pressed juice, an amazing organic food truck, young living essential oils,  children’s books, and more! We always meet and hang out with…

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Chick Pea and Cucumber Jar Salad

I had so much fun making these for my family and friends this week! They turned out soooo good, and have almost 30 grams of protein each. So, anyone who says you can’t get enough protein without animal products is dead wrong! Remember, that I use almost exclusively organic ingredients, so I don’t list the word…

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

Manaul Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a medically-driven massage technique that was originally discovered and explored in the 1930’s by Drs. Emil and Estrid Vodder, for chronic sinusitus and other immune-related illnesses. Now, MLD is used in many other applications, including general detoxification, lymphadema management, post-operative healing, extreme stress relief, pre-pregnancy detox, and more. Stimulating the lymphatic system helps to…

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7 Steps to Permanent Weight Loss

What do I know about weight loss? I know plenty. I shed 45 pounds in a period of 6 months… not too long ago. It was a by-product of my lifestyle change. My transformation was about so much more than weight loss. I improved my mood, my relationship with my daughter, my skin, my level…