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Treating a sinus infection

Antibiotics shouldn’t be your go-to treatment, according to a new set of guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Turns out, anywhere from 90 to 98 percent of the infections aren’t caused by bacteria, meaning antibiotics won’t work. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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White House Petition

Your signature is needed by February 10th! This White House petition is to designate “Acupuncturist” as a recognized health care provider under the Social Security Act. Please sign it today and pass the word. Thank you. petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/recognize-acupuncturist-healthcare-providers/NTNpVFnp

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year. I hope you all felt the shift; letting go of fear and opening to love is the “mantra” for this Aquarian age. Winter is the element of water, the organ of kidney and Urinary Bladder. Winter is … Continue reading

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The Change of Seasons

Chinese medicine theory includes the use of metaphors relating our health to the seasons.  Autumn is the element of metal; the organs involved are lung and large intestine.  It is a time of letting go; just as the leaves fall … Continue reading

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Springtime Juicing

Springtime is the perfect time of year to add fresh vegetable juice to your daily nutrition routine. As we move out of winter and into spring, our adrenal glands can get a bit stressed.  This can happen as a result … Continue reading

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Springtime Allergies

Now is the time to start preparing your body for allergy season. Here in New Mexico the warm days are confusing the trees and the pollen is building. Reduce your intake of sugar and dairy; and eat more protein and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I love a new year. It is a time to “start again”. It is like the beginner’s mind in buddhism, which encourages us to be fresh in our listening, to let go of judgment, to be present with something as … Continue reading

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Misleading Vitamin Study

I want to comment on the recent and very misleading study regarding vitamins. The date collected from a group of women in Iowa was observational data.  Meaning that they were asked three times over eighteen years-this is every six years … Continue reading

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Fighting Inflammation

Many diseases are caused by inflammation in the body. It can be the cause of anything from arthritis to cancer. What causes inflammation? To name a few, prolonged stress and excess cortisol being excreted, and poor nutrition. We live in … Continue reading

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Menopause and my personal friend Peri

To all you ladies out there who are experiencing any phase of menopause whether the beginning Peri phase, that’s me, or you are already past it, we need to share our experiences. In Chinese medicine we think of menopause as … Continue reading

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