Fermented Foods and Intestinal Health

fermented food for digestive healthThe modern world is changing every single day. Because of this constant state of change, our bodies are frequently having to adjust. We have a food supply being degraded and depleted of nutritional content, which in turn, causes our bodies to become depleted. Our soil and water is contaminated with antibiotics and deadly fertilizers. All of which become part of the food chain we rely upon. Because of this, antibiotics are failing and superbugs like MRSA are on the rise. Lack of nutrition and the overuse of antibiotics are just a couple of the things wreaking havoc on our intestinal health. But there are ways to combat this and keep the gut healthy. continue reading »

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Are Your Eyes Red or Inflamed?

Traditional Chinese Medicine for vision and eye healthIn the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver energy flows upward into the eyes. When this energy is flowing smoothly and working as it should, your vision is clear and sharp, you have efficient night vision and the eyes are bright and well-lubricated.

When out of balance, the liver can generate heat that rises upward. This heat can manifest in dry eyes, itchy eyes or eyes that are red and irritated. Think about how red one’s eyes can get after a night of drinking. Alcohol adds heat to the liver, which in turn rises upward and creates hot, red eyes. The facial flushing you see after a night of imbibing is also indicative of this heat. continue reading »

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Summer Solstice

During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.

According to five element theory, during the summer the organ that receives extra energy is the heart. When the seasons change so do the organs we should focus on in the body. You should focus on the heart during summer. Feed the heart heart-nourishing foods and make sure to remain active so the heart receives positive energy. continue reading »

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IBS: Relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture for IBSIrritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. continue reading »

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7-Day Liver Detox Program 6/10/17 9-10am

Core Restore supports optimal detoxification and improves energy levels in just 7 days!

Today’s lifestyle of poor diet, polluted environment and high stress, subjects your body to more toxins than ever before. The goal of the Core Restore Program is to facilitate the removal of toxins and revitalize your body’s natural detoxification function. This will help prevent future toxin buildup so you can maintain a healthy, vibrant lifestyle.

An overwhelmed liver can result in elevated toxins throughout the entire body. The 7-day diet, lifestyle and nutrient program will support your body’s ability to remove toxins that have built up over time and create an internal environment for better health.

What: 7-Day Detox and Weight Loss Program

When: 5/13/17 9am-10am

Where: Alameda Acupuncture, 2258 Santa Clara Ave, Suite 1, Alameda, CA 94501
Cost: Free

RSVP or for more information, please contact Monique Cole at 510. 814.6900 or  healthandwellness@pacbell.net

 

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