Simple dietary changes can help balance your hormones. Here are some simple tips:Continue reading
Planning our lives around food is essential. Eating together healthy, well planned meals is essential because it can help prevent disease, can maintain our weight by avoiding quick fix indulgences, can alleviate stress, and it encourages our children’s development. Continue reading
Pediatrics is one of the oldest specialties within Chinese medicine. In TCM pediatrics children are not just considered miniature adults. Rather, children are believed to be immature both physically and functionally, and most of the common pediatric complaints are due to this immaturity. Continue reading
- Omega 3 fatty acids: best source: fish. Due to mercury content of a lot of seafood, it is best to be cautious. Eat 12 ounces/week of low-mercury fish such as:
- Canned light tuna, salmon, trout (fresh water), anchovies, calamari, caviar, crab (king), whitefish, scallops, herring, sole, salmon, shrimp, clams, oysters, sardines.
- Supplement with an omega 3, 6, 9 plant based product such as Udo’s oil. 1-2 tablespoons/ day
- Iron: Check levels and if low supplement. Source suggestion: Floradix liquid or hemoplex. Foods: dark, leafy greens, beets, red meat, grains, beans, legumes etc. 10 mg iron: ¼ cup of pumpkin seeds/ 1/2 cup tofu. 5 mg iron: 1 cup spinach/ chickpeas/ kidney beans/soya beans/ whole wheat flour/ 100mg mussels/ 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses/1 tablespoon kelp granules/ 100 g fried apricots. To assimilate properly iron absorption needs folic acid, Vit C, B6, B12, calcium & copper.Continue reading
One of the main reasons that menopause negatively affects women is the decline of estrogen production by the ovaries. Other systems compensate for this estrogenic decline. Continue reading