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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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

Store-bought Chicken Unsafe

store bought chicken is funkyIt has been well over ten years since news of harmful bacteria in store bought chicken became mainstream knowledge.  In 2010, I wrote an article pointing out that Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria from chicken and other foods infect 3.4 million Americans, send 25500 to hospitals, and kill about 500.  Its 2013 and its time for an update! Continue reading Store-bought Chicken Unsafe

5 Morning-Sickness Top Tips

morning-sickness tipsMorning sickness is a common term for vomiting during pregnancy and some people suffer from it a lot more than others!  Anyone who considers themselves as having a problem with it will tell you that it doesn’t just happen in the morning.  Some cases can be so severe that they go on beyond the 16th week!  Traditional Chinese Medicine with acupuncture and herbs goes a long way to treat this condition – but there’s also plenty you can and should do at home to help yourself as well.   Here are my top morning sickness tips – grouped in five sections: Continue reading 5 Morning-Sickness Top Tips

Healing Back Pain With Natural Medicine

back pain remediesBack pain is one of the most common reasons why people are referred to Chinese Medicine and it is certainly one of the conditions I see most often. Back pain ranges from acute (”I was helping my friend move the couch and my back went out!”,) to chronic (”everytime it rains, I get a backache!”). Sometimes its sharp and unbearable, often its a nagging ache thats been around for some time.  Continue reading Healing Back Pain With Natural Medicine