What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

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Traditional Chinese Medicine relies heavily on the use of herbs, tonics, and proper lifestyle in order to heal illnesses and imbalances in the body. But another technique that is essential to virtually every TCM visit is the use of tongue diagnosis.

Tongue diagnosis is a very traditional and effective method which has been used to diagnose diseases for over two thousand years. Knowledge of tongue diagnosis is one of the unique treasures of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

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Alfalfa: The superfood

alfalfa-sproutsAlfalfa is one of the most nutrient-rich food sources. The benefits of alfalfa stem from the fact that it is rich in vitamins including vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E and K. It is also especially rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium, all in easily digestible forms. It is also a natural source of fluoride, fiber, antioxidants (such as chlorophyll), and phytonutrients (such as octacosanol, carotenoids and saponins). It is said to contain over 300 nutrients and phytonutrients.

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Can The Shape of Your Earlobe Predict Heart Disease?

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An article published in the 1996 American Journal Of Medicine stated that ear lobe creases were shown to be associated with higher rates of cardiac events in this study of 264 consecutive patients. (Am J Med 1996 02/01;100:0205) The presence of a diagonal ear lobe crease has been recognized as a sign of cardiovascular disease since 1973. Dr. Elliott’s study demonstrated that 19 out of 20 people with risk factors for coronary artery disease also had diagonally creased earlobes.

It is believed that the earlobe crease develops when the peripheral blood flow decreases due stresses on the cardiovascular system.

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Heartburn Can Destroy Your Health: The Danger Of PPIs

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We have many patients that come to the office for a variety of conditions. One of the most silent disease causing conditions is GERD.  By taking medication for the condition you don’t have the “problem” anymore.  But did you know that by taking this medication you are making a short term problem into a long term disease?

Is Your Home Poisoning You And Your Family?

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A couple of years ago, we decided it was time to get new living room furniture.  After we had the furniture for a couple of weeks, I noticed I was having headaches more often. I did not relate them to the furniture purchase. As the headaches continued I started narrowing down what I was doing different. After a process of elimination I noticed I only got them when I was at home all day…still not relating it to the furniture. I would sometimes fall asleep on the new couch and wake up with a migraine. I thought it was just how my neck was positioned. Then it dawned on me that the only thing that was different was the new furniture. I went on line and looked up what kind of fabric covered the furniture….69% Polypropelene, 31% Polyester. YIKES!!

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