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The Importance of K2

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Front, side, and back views of the human skeleton.

K2 is a supplement which may help to reduce your pain, improve your nerves, and even improve your mood.

Stop Hating Your Guts

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Do you feel tired? Do you have sore muscles? Decreased sex drive? Depressed? Well this isn’t an ad for some new wonder drug, but if those symptoms sound like you then your body may be telling you something. The food we eat is important. It powers our body, gives us

Podcast – Diet and Insomnia

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So, today I want to address two topics which a number of people have been complaining about. Firstly I want to give some information on dietary planning and then I will speak a bit on insomnia. Now both of these topics tie into one of my focuses, which is fatigue; and, as I have stated before, fatigue can be caused by a dysfunction of bodily processes, or a failure to get adequate sleep. Your body depends on proper nutrition to run effectively yet good information about the right nutrition is had to come by.

Painless

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“You have had this condition for how long?” “Oh, about 30 years.” I was shocked. I was an intern at the time and my patient just told me that he was in pain longer than I had been alive. While this is an extreme example, I saw a number of

What can Traditional Chinese Medicine Do?

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient form of healthcare that has been around for three thousand years. In that time the modalities of TCM have seen many health conditions. The TCM approach is holistic, which takes the body as a complete system. This is a very similar approach to

Blood Stasis

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Blood Stasis Blood Stasis is most classically defined as the bruising one develops after one’s knees find locate a piece of furniture in a dark room. More broadly, blood stasis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is any impairment of blood circulation, which can have a variety of causes. What can

Diabetes Mellitus

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What is it?: Diabetes Mellitus, more commonly referred to as Type II Diabetes, is a condition which occurs when, either the pancreas does not secrete enough insulin, or the body’s cells become resistant to insulin. Either way blood sugar is prevented from being absorbed by the cells which leads to

Celiac Disease

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What is it?: Celiac disease is a condition where the lining of the small intestine is damaged due to a reaction to gluten which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. Celiac disease is also known as celiac sprue and gluten sensitivity. Symptom categories: The symptoms of celiac disease

Blue Christmas

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What is it?: With Christmas upon us, many are trying to recapture that feeling of peace and wonder that they felt as children. Time, however, has passed since then and we have become perhaps a bit more cynical with our lives. Symptoms: A dislike of going to holiday events (or

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