Diet

Balance Your Body – Stave off COVID-19

If you feel like you’re battling frequent colds, a cough that won’t quit, or just seem to be tired all the time, it may benefit you to find time for a daily walk or simple exercise routine. Doing this a few times per week can have many health benefits and help build your immune system.

Viruses such as COVID-19 take hold in our bodies when our immune systems are at their weakest points. Below are a few ways to help increase your immune function so your body can function as it’s meant to and stay balanced! continue reading »

Foods to Eat to Help Depression

Many have heard the question posed what came first, the chicken or the egg? But how does that concept apply to depression? It’s well-known that when we’re depressed, our motivation and interest in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet subsides in the same way our energy does. Harvard Medical Students positioned that same question in relation to depression; what came first, depression or a poor diet? continue reading »

Wellness Events

Health & Wellness lecture series

As our Bay Area fall emerges and the holiday season fast approaches,  we’d like to remind you about our upcoming health & wellness lecture series. We are so excited to be able to offer these free talks as a resource to our community. Our goal, as always, is to help you find your best path toward health and wellness through education and compassionate care. So join us in the upcoming weeks and stay tuned for more information about the official grand opening of our education center.

Join us!

 

All events are FREE and begin at 3pm in Suite 3

Please RSVP or email us at healthandwellness@pacbell.net

October 26th

Teen/Parent Anxiety Awareness

Elizabeth Dandenell, LMFT & Dr. John Nieters, LAc, DAOM continue their series on anxiety;, a condition the CDC says affects 4.4 million children annually1

November 9th

Andropause: The aging male

This event has been cancelled. Please check back to see when it is rescheduled in the the new year.

Dr. John Nieters, LAc, DAOM explains how aging affects male hormones, the symptoms and what Chinese medicine has used for centuries to help men preserve vitality.

November 16th

Teen/Parent Anxiety Awareness

Elizabeth Dandenell, LMFT & Dr. John Nieters, LAc, DAOM continue their series on anxiety; a condition the CDC says affects 4.4 million children annually1

November 23rd

Nitty Gritty, Down to Earth Truth about Gluten

It’s everywhere in the news and on the grocery store shelves, but what is the science behind the gluten-free revolution and what should you know about it? Dr. John Nieters, LAc, DAOM gives you the straight talk you need about gluten.

December 7th

Gut Health

Dr. John Nieters, LAc, DAOM will demystify “leaky gut” syndrome and explains how good gut health is the foundation of overall wellness.

December 14th

Teen/Parent Anxiety Awareness

Elizabeth Dandenell, LMFT & Dr. John Nieters, LAc, DAOM continue their series on anxiety; a condition the CDC says affects 4.4 million children annually1

 

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/data.html

Healthy Eating from Early to Late Summer

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is all about balance. In this ancient system, the key to health is to move through the world in such a way that our bodies can remain in homeostasis, in balance. This idea connects to sleep patterns, what we eat and ultimately the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body. For that reason, healthy eating in summertime, according to TCM, is all about using cooling foods to balance out how hot it is outside. In other words, we can find homeostasis from the inside out. continue reading »

Eating Well for Springtime

Traditional Chinese medicine says aligning your diet with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Mother Nature provides exactly what we need to be healthy. Paying attention to the fruits, vegetables and herbs that grow during different seasons in the region where you live is a great way to incorporate the philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine into your own life and access greater healing. continue reading »