General Health

What is the Root Cause?

October 13, 2011

In the world of traditional Chinese medicine, a lot of time and talk is devoted to addressing the root cause of problems. When it comes to issues surrounding obesity in this country (and maybe elsewhere too — I don’t know, I’m just not plugged into other cultures in quite the same way), almost everyone misses the mark […]

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The Forsythia Conspiracy

September 17, 2011
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Two members of the Herbalogic team celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary on Friday night. And since nothing says “I love you” in quite the same way as a movie about plague, they went to see the latest Steven Soderbergh film, Contagion. Here’s Jeanine’s take on the experience. A deadly new respiratory virus hits the world […]

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The Cake I Didn’t Eat

May 17, 2011

I swear I have no intentions of being that woman who blogs about sugar toxicity all the time. But here we are again, on the sugar thing. It’s just that I have been getting so many of the same questions from different folks about my sugar abstention that I figure this is the best place […]

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Getting Out from Behind Stress

May 12, 2011

At various points in my life, I have allowed my emotional torments to get the better of my physical health; I let my stress get out in front of me, as it were. Typically when this happens, there are some subltle, and some not so subtle signs and symptoms. For reasons that don’t need exploring […]

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Sugar Say, “What?”

April 28, 2011

While I certainly have not generated the sort of buzz caused by the recent New York Times article, Is Sugar Toxic, my recent announcement that I am abstaining from sugar consumption has generated a bit of feedback both on and offline. Enough that it’s worth sharing anyway. First, a bit of clarification is in order […]

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I’ve Clearly Lost My Mind; I’m Giving Up Sugar.

April 22, 2011

Internet buzz abounds regarding the recent New York Times article on sugar. Sporting the inflammatory title, “Is Sugar Toxic”, I couldn’t help but read it. Toxic is a pretty strong word. I looked it up in several dictionaries to be sure, and all the definitions I found used the word poison somewhere. But as we […]

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I Love My Immune System

April 15, 2011

Occasionally my husband buys me books. I love when this happens because he has an uncanny ability to choose books that I would never pick up on my own and yet really enjoy reading. The most recent addition to the collection is At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson. I don’t […]

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Pet Maggots, Really?

April 9, 2011

I love Austin, Texas. Besides being the self-proclaimed live music capital of the world, the city seems to have an endless supply of programs that make me go, “hmmm… maybe I should do that.” This morning at the farmer’s market I encountered the folks from Microbial Earth Farms. Aside from selling stuff that gardeners crave […]

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