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8 Better Tests for Heart Disease Than Cholesterol

As a marker for the presence and severity of Heart Diseases, total cholesterol and the division of cholesterol into good HDL and bad LDL is out of date.  There are at least 8 tests that have higher significance and show better correlation with heart disease.

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Treat Asthma Naturally

asthmaticThere is quite a bit you can do to prevent and treat asthma naturally.  If your diagnosis is established always have your inhaler handy – that’s just common sense.   Aside from that, here I teach you some crucial information about how to address asthma, especially through diet.

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Natural Allergy Home Remedies

Spring has sprung and it seems to me there is no lack of people with allergies, and even those of us who never had them before are starting to get them!  Don’t run to buy pharmaceuticals – in this article I outline some natural allergy home remedies that you can use to help yourself.  Diet and other lifestyle modifications can go a long way towards easing your symptoms and should be your first course of action.  By the way, this advice can also help asthmatics. Continue reading Natural Allergy Home Remedies

Dysmenorrhea and Diet

Healthy habits are key to prevention of pain and cramping at any point in the menstrual cycle.  Regular light exercise, good diet, and a tempered emotional life are important but sometimes hard to maintain in the real world.   In this article, I talk about how you can help dysmenorrhea, painful periods, with diet. Continue reading Dysmenorrhea and Diet

Treat Constipation Naturally

Regular healthy urination and defecation are tremendously important to good health.  Constipation can range from being a mild annoyance to a very serious issue.  Treating it also can be as simple as just dietary changes, to requiring much more.  In this article I’ll give you some crucial information around the whole subject of constipation, and what you can do to regulate bowel function naturally, so you don’t have to resort to pharmaceuticals or habit forming laxatives. Continue reading Treat Constipation Naturally

Dampness in the Body

ice cream is very damp inducingIn Traditional Chinese Medical theory, excessive dampness is a major cause and consequence of disease.  What is dampness? There are two kinds, dampness external to the body, and dampness within.  In the body, its not exactly one pathogen like a bacteria or virus.  Rather, the term is generic and basically refers to all liquids and oils not adequately metabolized. Continue reading Dampness in the Body

How to do Standing Qigong

chen xiao wang doing standing practiceIn this article I introduce you to one of the most all-around beneficial exercises that you can do.  It is a form of qi gong called Standing pole, or just “standing” practice.  I’ll give you some background about why its so good for you, and tell you how you can start practicing today! Continue reading How to do Standing Qigong

What is QiGong?

in the park, getting their qi onWhat is qigong (chi-gong)?  Qi Gong roughly translates as energy exercise or breath exercise.  Its used to refer to a wide variety of exercises including meditation, calisthenics, deep breathing, self-massage, dietetics, etc…   The Chinese use of the word is a modern term for what was traditionally called yang sheng shu: the Art of Nourishing Life. Continue reading What is QiGong?

Germans study Acupuncture for Easing Eczema

eczemaResearchers at the Technical University of Munich found that acupuncture after allergen exposure, appeared to soothe itchiness in cases of Atopic Eczema.  They also found that when exposed to an allergen after a session of acupuncture, there were less severe skin reactions. Continue reading Germans study Acupuncture for Easing Eczema