The Scoop on Poop

You probably don’t think about your poop too much (at least we hope you don’t), but it can be a  useful tool for health analysis. Your stool consists of 75% water.  The rest of it is a combination of fiber, cells, mucus and bacteria (both dead and alive).  You stool is an indicator of the […]

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Is White Rice the New “Brown”?

I have become very enthusiastic about traditional Chinese medicine because of the results I have obtained.  There were some key dietary changes My acupuncturist asked me to make.  Because of this, I became interested in Asian cooking. I thought I would do a little research on the reason Asian cultures seemed to use white rice […]

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The Chinese Medicine Diet

A friend and I started seeing a doctor from China that practices Oriental medicine in downtown Los Angeles.  My friend has stage 4 cancer and heard about him from her roommate.  I started going because of pain throughout my body that had become so debilitating, I could barely walk anymore.  A month ago we went […]

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Using Cloves to Relieve a Toothache

Sometimes you just can’t run to the dentist when you get a toothache.  Or, if you’re like me, you simply don’t want to go to the dentist.  Cloves are remarkable in helping relieve tooth pain, often for hours.  You can use the clove in any form, as long as it is fresh. Here are a […]

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Make Your Own Natural Antibiotics

If you live on planet earth, you are bound to catch something at some point.  You might get a fungal infection, bacteria invasion, or one of the many viruses that are constantly circulating. Many bacteria have become antibiotic resistant like Staphylococcus (MRSA). Once upon a time  MRSA was only caught in hospitals. Now, it has […]

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Healthy Foods You’ve Never Tried

Over the past several years we have been introduced to many new varieties of food.  The abundance of food on this planet is amazing. (Food shortage scares are not based in reality.)  We westerners love to buy new, and trendy items.  Foodies are always looking for the latest delectable goodie.  Here are a couple of […]

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The Cookie Diet

I got excited a few months ago when I heard that the cookie diet, which has been around since I first started dieting (practically out of the womb), was still in existence.  Having put on an awful lot of weight in the last few years, I thought, heck I can do that for a few […]

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Your Are Probably Using Fake Olive Oil

Who knew that we were being duped and buying extra virgin olive oil that isn’t, well, extra virgin olive oil?   Most of the extra virgin olive oil sold in North America has been mixed with cheaper oils.  Ok, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that about olive oil  that has been bottled by big […]

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More Leakage from Fukushima Power Plant

Just when you think there has to be an end to this nightmare, the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant  continues to be horrendous. On February 25, 2015, Japanese media reported another radioactive leak – one apparently, that had been going on unreported for  some time.  A highly contaminated pool of water on the […]

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