Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recognizes that a harmonious balance throughout the body is optimal for health. Rather than focusing only on relieving symptoms, TCM seeks to understand the underlying causes of those symptoms and then use herbs and other modalities to restore an overall balance. As balance is restored, symptoms naturally disappear. The two factors … Continue reading YIN AND YANG IN ANCIENT CHINESE HERBS
As you age, your body can become less capable of absorbing adequate amounts of some nutrients, including vitamin B-12. Studies indicate that about 40% of the U.S. population suffers from some sort of Vitamin B-12 deficiency, either because they are not eating the types of foods that provide B-12 or because they are unable to … Continue reading ARE ADULTS OVER 50 ABLE TO ABSORB B-12?
Astragalus contains several beneficial compounds that have health-protecting benefits. These include saponins, sterols, isoflavones and polysaccharides, and they may help to minimize free radical damage to membranes. Astragalus promotes the production of stem cells in bone marrow and lymph tissue and encourages their development into active immune cells. It also enhances the body’s production of immunoglobulin … Continue reading HERBAL ROOTS
We humans have been using aromatic plants for medicinal, religious, and cosmetic purposes as far back as 3500 B.C., when the Egyptians and Mesopotamians perfected the distillation method. The practice spread around the world and down through the ages—despite a brief hiatus during the Dark Ages, when using plants as medicine could get you labeled … Continue reading 4 ESSENTIAL OILS YOU NEED IN YOUR HOME
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Acupuncture is an ancient art of healing, now practiced as one of the three main pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But, contrary to many Westerners’ understanding, acupuncture wasn’t always accepted even in China as a method of healing. In fact, the practice of acupuncture has a very long and … Continue reading ACUPUNCTURE: A HISTORY
Pantothenic acid is also known as vitamin B-5, and it may be one of the most crucial of all the B vitamins. This water-soluble vitamin is easily dissolved in water for quick use within cells and tissues; but because it is water-soluble, like all the B vitamins, your body does not store any of it … Continue reading PANTOTHENIC ACID: WHAT IS IT?
One of the biggest concerns many people have when going on a vegetarian diet is finding reliable, tasty, and affordable sources of protein. While those making the switch to vegetarianism, there’s no denying that beef and other red meat is a cheap, effective way to get the protein your body needs. However, if you’re ready … Continue reading 7 SOURCES OF PROTEIN FOR VEGETARIANS