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Health Tips

Aug2017

When Productivity is Pathological

By |August, 2017|Health Tips|

When Productivity is Pathological My journey in learning to do less I have a problem, and it's called being busy. I am hooked on productivity. It's sort of like an autoimmune condition in that it seems to go into remission for periods of time and then bam I get slapped with a big fat flare-up, and find myself in a sea of overwhelm and rushing [...]

Jun2017

How Functional Medicine Can Change Your Life

By |June, 2017|Health Tips|

How Functional Medicine Can Change Your Life Thanks to a functional medicine approach, I have put two autoimmune diseases into remission. I began incorporating Western functional medicine concepts into my practice about two years ago. I enrolled in a 2,000-hour functional medicine training program and immediately loved the way it helped bridge the holistic perspective of Chinese medicine with the practical diagnostic tools of Western medicine. [...]

Jun2017

Beyond BPA, the true health cost of plastics

By |June, 2017|Health Tips|

Beyond BPA, the true health cost of plastics Poisoned by Plastics Plastics are everywhere, and it's not just BPA that poses a threat to our health. Plastics are found in our shampoos, our food, our cookware, and our toothpaste. Like most chemicals in the U.S., they are poorly regulated, and studies showing their detrimental effects on human health have been largely ignored. Instead, we see [...]

May2017

Study Finds Acupuncture for Depression is as Effective as Counseling

By |May, 2017|Health Tips|

Study Finds Acupuncture for Depression as Effective as Counseling Are you interested in treating your depression naturally? Do you feel depressed in spite of your antidepressant medication? Not into counseling or found it to be too expensive? I was thrilled to learn that a new study out of the University of York in the UK found acupuncture for depression was as effective as counseling. Results [...]

May2017

I’m Not “Just” an Acupuncturist.

By |May, 2017|Health Tips|

I'm Not "Just" an Acupuncturist. I am an acupuncturist, and acupuncture is powerful medicine. What you might not know, is the term acupuncturist doesn't even begin to cover much of what I offer. Let me explain. Attorney Vs. Acupuncturist, Same Amount of School If you've heard my story about how I got into acupuncture, you probably know I was about to start law school when [...]

Apr2017

3 Simple Ways to Be Earth Friendly AND Healthy Without Going Vegan

By |April, 2017|Health Tips|

3 Simple Ways to Be Earth Friendly AND Healthy Without Going Vegan Action steps for healthy, compassionate, and environmentally-friendly living. Going vegan is not a surefire way to preserve your health OR save the planet, unfortunately. If only it were so simple! I was a vegetarian and then a vegan for many years. I believe in climate change. I believe our high-meat American diet is [...]