September 2010

Jujube- Fun to Say and Good for You!

September 29, 2010

It always makes me smile when modern scientific research confirms what the classic Chinese medicine texts reveal. I came across this study on the antioxidant effects of Zizyphus lotus L. (Desf.) on human T-cell proliferation. That’s a fancy way of saying they were studying how jujube fruit affects the human immune system. Of particular note, the […]

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Too Much Screen Time = Twitchy Eyelid

September 23, 2010

I spend a lot of my day in front of a computer. Certainly not the glamorous life I dreamed when I started acupuncture school, but there you go. I can always tell when I have been in front of the screen way too long because my left eyelid will start twitching. If it’s really bad, taking a […]

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And It’s Yellow!

September 22, 2010

I came across this study review about turmeric root used for osteoarthritis this morning. The researchers were studying a “special, patented extract of the roots of turmeric” which conveniently gets a trademark symbol after its name. (but that don’t mean the researchers are bad fellows, just well funded fellows). Aside from being an interesting intersection […]

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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

September 14, 2010

I suspect that like many daughters, the information exchange with my father consists mostly of my dad knowing stuff and telling me about that stuff – you know, stuff like car maintenance, home improvement, investment strategies, and the like – but not so much in the opposite direction. However, concurrent with my career in Oriental […]

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Guilt Free Exercise- What a Concept

September 12, 2010

I’m a big fan of physical activity. I’ve mentioned that before (see Assemble the War Council! if you missed it before). But I always hesitate to call it exercise because it’s such a loaded word in our culture. I never thought to articulate why it’s such a loaded word, but the lovely and inspirational Ragen […]

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A Good Vitamin Choice

September 1, 2010

The latest issue of the Wheatsville Breeze is out, and I am sad to report that we didn’t make this issue. But hey, we have been featured in the last 3 issues as a staff favorite, so I am not complaining. While cruising the staff notes on vitamins though, I noticed noticed the Rainbow Light […]

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