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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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?

New Year’s Challenge: Lose Weight By Getting Rid Of Chronic Inflammation

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Remove common inflammatory foods from your diet for at least 2-6 weeks so you’ll know how they are affecting you. These foods are: gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, added sugar, artificial colors/sweeteners, all grains, caffeine, and alcohol. These foods can compromise your immune system and create hidden inflammation.

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