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

What to Eat and Not Eat to Support Healthy Menstruation

A well balanced diet and adequate exercise can go a long way towards healthy menstrual periods.  Dietary therapy for menstrual problems are a big part of my recommendations for cases of infertility, PMS, dysmenorrhea (painful periods), amenorrhea(no periods), irregular cycles, and menstrual hemorrhaging.  This article is about baseline nutrition for prevention of menstrual problems.

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Acupuncture helped Mariah Carey with Infertility

Mariah Carey had acupunctureNick Cannon and Wife Mariah Carey announced that the couple are finally pregnant after many nights of crying themselves to sleep because of infertility issues.  Cannon told US Magazine that after trying IVF and progesterone, Mariah decided to try acupuncture – and it worked! Continue reading Acupuncture helped Mariah Carey with Infertility

Sadness, Grief and the Lungs

A unique aspect of traditional Chinese medicine is the idea that each organ has not only a physical manifestation, but also a mental-emotional aspect.  Emotions influence the organs and also the organs can give rise to emotions – a circle of interaction.  This is one example of the of mind and body connection. Continue reading Sadness, Grief and the Lungs

Holistic nutrition – Hot & Cold describe more than just temperature

cold foodsThis article exposes you to some ideas that we use in Oriental medicine to think about foods, herbs, spices, even people.  How does Traditional Oriental medicine holistically approach the subject of diet? Its approach involves evaluation of the body first.  Once we understand where your body, as a whole, is at, then we have an idea what foods would help you, and what would hurt.  Continue reading Holistic nutrition – Hot & Cold describe more than just temperature

Coffee side effects from chronic consumption

Coffee health problemsIts caffeine can boost concentration and energy, making you feel more alive, sociable and productive.   Coffee is a warming diuretic that can help with a hangover, and purge your bowels!  So whats the problem?  Basically that its usage is abused.   In this article I spell out some coffee side effects from chronic consumption. Continue reading Coffee side effects from chronic consumption