Fresh Parsley Pesto

fresh parsley pesto

Fresh parsley pesto gives you all the instant health benefits of greens with some added surprises. Parsley is loaded with antioxidant vitamins and minerals and contains several volatile oils that protect against cancer. Parsley is particularly rich in vitamins K, C, and A, plus minerals iron, folate, zinc and more. The umeboshi plum paste in this recipe […]

The Health Benefits of Mushrooms

edible mushrooms

The health benefits of mushrooms as a low-calorie food that pack a nutritional punch are many. One serving of a cup has 21 calories and is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, especially for vegetarians, because mushrooms contain more than the average amounts of protein and iron in the plant kingdom. Mushrooms are the […]

Acupuncture and Stress

hormones and neurotransmitters play a role in our emotions and responses to stress

Acupuncture and stress has been a rich area of study for researcher Dr. Laden Eshkevari, who is building on past studies showing acupuncture’s effect on the HPA. One of her goals is to specifically show how acupuncture is helpful in treating PTSD and chronic stress. Her latest study, Effects of Acupuncture, RU-486 on the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Chronically […]

Acupuncture During Pregnancy

Acupuncture during pregnancy is completely safe when done by a licensed, board-certified acupuncturist. Healthy babies are high on the list of “must haves” in eastern medicine, which of course starts with the mother’s health. Women experience a variety of side effects of pregnancy and of course bring with them conditions they had prior to conceiving. Most of the time, […]

Increase Conception Rate Naturally

If you want to increase conception rate naturally, eastern medicine may make the difference for you. Fertility clinics across the globe are adding acupuncture as a service because it works: the research shows pregnancy rates almost double with the addition of acupuncture to ART (assisted reproductive technology) techniques.   How can acupuncture help? Yes, it’s a needle, an object […]

FDA Cautions NSAID Use

Leaving Pain

This is stunning: after decades of hearing how safe NSAIDs* are, the FDA reports 7/13/15 that a meta-analysis of the research shows NSAIDs increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. The FDA issued a warning that ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), naproxene (Alleve), and Celebrex carry risk even in small doses and should be taken sparingly on […]

Biopuncture and the Treatment of Pain


  Over 75 million people suffer from some form of chronic pain in the United States and over 40 million Americans seek help in the form of alternative medicine. Acupuncture, massage therapy, herbal remedies, chiropractic, Reiki, yoga, supplements, tai ji and qi gong are some of the many therapies tried in an attempt to alleviate […]

Bone Broth with Chinese Herbs

concentrated bone broth with Chinese herbs

This bone broth with Chinese herbs stock recipe is meant to be used as a base  for noodle vegetable soup with miso. The method uses femur bones cut lengthwise to have easiest access to the marrow, for the marrow is the main ingredient you want. In the end, you’ll wind up creating this amazingly textured liquid […]

Plantar Fasciitis and General Heel Pain


Have you ever experienced heel pain when you put pressure on it? As someone that works with a lot of runners Tom sees heel pain all the time. Some of the causes are improper footwear and tight calf muscles. People with flat feet or high arches tend to be prone to this problem, too. Western […]