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04
Jan

It’s Winter… Detox Gently!

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If you feel you need to recover from the holidays, I wrote this for you.   Was your 2016 intense? Have you over-indulged or got stressed over Christmas? Maybe you made some resolutions you now regret, to start the year with a radical detox, a fasting cleanse or an extreme diet change and much exercise? […]

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20
Jun

Summer Tips

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Summer means sunshine, long days and abundant energy. Weather and time of the year can significantly influence how we feel, both physically and emotionally. In the theory of Yin and Yang, summer is the most Yang time of the year, hence no surprise that it’s all about expansion, growth, activity and creativity. In Chinese philosophy, summer […]

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18
Jan

I thought raw food was good for me

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You’ve just embarked on a healthy diet – salads, juices, smoothies. Why does your acupuncturist look concerned?   There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods in Chinese medicine. Some foods are just more or less appropriate for an individual at a given time, in a particular climate. A young and healthy individual living a carefree, […]

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20
Dec

Fight holiday bloating

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The best tip to avoid bloating is to avoid eating too much at a time. But with Christmas feasts approaching, that tip alone might be difficult to follow. So here are some more tips, some with a Chinese medicine slant.   Bloating in Chinese medicine is linked with the Spleen system (if you’re curious, watch […]

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