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Cold and flu season is upon us. This time of year, everyone wants to know what they can do to protect themselves from the inevitable germ onslaught. As a holistic practitioner, I’m often asked to create “immune-boosting” or “anti-viral” blends of herbs. These mixtures certainly have their place and are great to have on hand at the right time. However, they should not be your first line of defense against germs. What happens when you are exposed to a germ, whether bacterial...
by on November 23rd, 2011 at 03:11 am

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    Healthy Eating for Healthy Kids
    Kids are very visual when it comes to eating. This makes feeding them easy if you create a rainbow of food. However, this can be challenging if you’re not the visually creative type. Here are some tips on putting together...
    by at September 28th, 2011 at 04:09 am
  • Q: Why Culture Bacteria Before Antibiotic Use?
    Q: My son’s pediatrician just prescribed antibiotics for what she thought was bronchitis. I thought the antibiotic choice was strange since I was prescribed the same one weeks earlier for a stubborn urinary tract infection....
    by at July 14th, 2010 at 07:07 am
  • Rethinking Low Cholesterol Diets
    Next time someone tells you to watch your cholesterol, consider this: low-cholesterol diets have actually been shown to cause hormone-imbalances, obesity and diabetes. The emphasis on a low-fat diet reduces the intake of...
    by at June 17th, 2010 at 07:06 am
  • Choosing the Best Shoes for Kids
    Kids spend so much time on their feet, walking, running and playing. An active child takes an average of 20,000 steps per day! Parents often ask me what shoes are best for their kids. So, here are my tips: Choose footwear...
    by at June 8th, 2010 at 07:06 am
  • Understanding Gluten Sensitivity
    Gluten sensitivity affects one third of the American population. These are people who have mild to moderate symptoms from eating the proteins found in wheat and other grains. Celiac Disease, the most extreme form of gluten...
    by at June 3rd, 2010 at 09:06 am
  • In Praise of Rot!
    When you indulge in a wonderful cheese or splendid wine, think about what’s making it taste so good: it’s rotting. Of course, in the case of the cheese or wine, the rot has taken place in a specific manner, allowing...
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 01:06 pm
  • Q: Can Acupuncture Be a Sleep-Aid?
    Q: Whether or not I get five or eight hours I tend to have trouble falling asleep each night. I guess I’m looking for a way to shut my brain down at night and be free of stress. How can I convince my brain it’s time to...
    by at June 1st, 2010 at 09:06 am
  • Q: Can I Prevent Stretch Marks?
    Q: I’m pregnant and worried about getting stretch marks! Is there anything I can do to prevent them for these 10 lunar months? Laura G. Portland, Oregon A: Stretch marks, also known as striae, appear as raised, red lines...
    by at May 26th, 2010 at 08:05 am
  • Q: What Is Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine?
    Got a question for us? Drop your tricky, random, wacky or plain confusing health question into the Suggest-O-Matic, leave a comment, or tag your tweet questions with #wellwire and our team of experts will answer them in this...
    by at May 21st, 2010 at 08:05 am
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    3 Ways to Create a Sanctuary for Sleep
    Dr. Gibran shared his top 5 secrets for good sleep and mentioned how important it is to pay attention to the bedroom itself. All I could think was: in order to achieve the greatest, most relaxing sleep you’ve ever...
    by at May 19th, 2010 at 01:05 pm