Maintaining Core Strength


Do you suffer from back pain, neck pain, poor posture, or chronic injuries? Any or all of these problems usually indicate weak core muscles. With a little effort you can reverse this. First you have to feel the core and that’s what we’re going to cover here. Practically everyone reading this over 35 has weak […]

Acupuncture For Lower Back Pain

Acupuncture relieves lower back pain!

Acupuncture for lower back pain overlays anatomy with eastern medicine treatment methods. What’s in the lower back that could be the root cause of your back pain? Your back is made up of soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons) and bone, blood vessels and nerves. Several organs are located in the lower back as well. Some causes […]

Food Trends For 2015

Freekah grain

There’s much speculation on what food trends will dominate in 2015. Here are just one of many articles talking about coming trends. 1. Bone broth: a staple in the Chinese Medicine diet, bone broth brings powerful nutrients to the body gently, strengthening the bones and boosting immunity. We recommend looking for bones from grass-fed beef, pork, and lamb and organically-fed […]

Fitness Trends For 2015

Keep moving!

We’re always curious to find out the past and upcoming trends in health, fitness, and diet. For fitness trends it seems the most popular health and fitness survey is the one compiled every year by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Here are some of the top take-aways: 1. Short, high-intensity workouts (HIIT, high-intensity interval training) […]

Speed Injury Recovery

Tom gets acupuncture for his bike accident

Here are some tips to speed injury recovery using Chinese medicine using acupuncture, herbal formula, and nutritional supplements to get back to fun. If you’re at all active, you’ve had your share of “oops” moments: accidents that aren’t glamorous in the pursuit of greater fitness, just missteps. My recent story is a bicycling accident that landed […]

Bone Broth Recipe

basic beef bone broth recipe

This bone broth recipe is a time-tested Chinese medicine remedy. We personally consume and often suggest bone-based soups and stews to patients, particularly people who want to be or are mostly vegetarian. You get a huge nutitional kick from the marrow in the bone plus extra calcium, without having to cook meat and the taste is mildly […]

Self-Care Activities

Most of us feel overwhelmed and stressed out at least some of each day. We’re juggling more responsibilities than are realistic to achieve in a day, week, or month, and our instant electronic connectivity reinforces reactive behavior. The question is, how can we get a handle on stress to stay sane and productive as we move through our day-to-day routines […]

Best Cranberry Sauce

cranberries with pears, walnuts, and ginger

Here’s a cranberry sauce that’s more tasty and less tart. The addition of pears, ginger, brandy (optional) to cranberries blends well without overcompensating with sweetness, and the walnuts give it a pleasing crunch. This was a hit at Thanksgiving and is now the official improved iteration of cranberry sauce, an antioxidant-rich side dish that goes well with a variety of protein and vegetable combinations. Ingredients: 1 […]

Fermented Rejuvelac Benefits

fermenting process is easy

  Fermented rejuvelac benefits your body’s ability to absorb, assimilate, and use the food you eat. That’s right: making sure all that healthy good stuff actually gets put to use AND the toxins get sent on their merry way. Rejuvelac is a drink made from sprouting grains and drinking the fermented liquid they soak in. The taste is […]

Easy Weeknight Burrito Bowls


Burrito bowls are easy to make when you’re short on time and want a healthy, light, yet satisfying meal. And, you have control over the fattening ingredients (so you can eat more!). Beans and rice are a great source of B vitamins and make a complete plant-based protein. Ingredients: 1 can black beans, refried black beans, or cooked […]