Acupuncture and TCM
Summer has fully arrived and with it a time of fun, laughs, and enjoyment.
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Summer is a time of vacations and a time of relaxation. A time to evaluate that which has been achieved throughout the year and what there is to create in the remaining half of year. Time to prepare our immune systems for the coming cold and flu season of Autumn. For things are coming to an end and thus new beginnings are possible.
Over the past several weeks I have been asked many questions about mind health, dementia disorders, body/liver cleanse, tendon and muscle inflammation, and stress management. In this edition I have provided information on these subjects for your review and discussion. I hope I have aided you in your search for knowledge and your path of natural healing.
In Light, Love, Laughter, and Healing
Food for Thought:
A basic principle of health, "We take medicine every day in the form of the food we eat and the beverages we drink."-2015 Lecture, Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Dong
Detox and Cleansing Drink:
This drink is a personal favorite of mine. I use it as a detox for the liver and whole body. It is a 7 day cleanse. I start out with 6oz of the drink the first and second day . The next 5 days drink the whole contents n the morning at least half an hour before any food Juicers are not recommended, I use a ninja bullet or a blender because the pulp is a KEY component for clearing the intestines.
1/8 cup Spinach
1 Sprig Cilantro
1/2 Granny Smith Apple
8" Celery stalk
Thin slice of Lemmon
3 slices fresh ginger with skin
Fill 8oz. Spring Water
Avoid or limit the consumption of caffeine, dairy, processed/fortified foods (cold meats and cereals),, "The Whites:" white flour, white rice, and white sugar. Alcohol, deep fried foods, and junk foods.
Consume a diet that is 80% plant based,, 20% protein, and 10% fat. Lightly steamed vegetables are preferred. If you choose to eat raw then add ginger, black pepper, and or warming vegetables such as radishes.
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Psychiatrist at the University of Cincinnati found that wild blueberry juice enhanced memory and learning function in older adults. Due to these findings, some researchers suggest blueberries could potentially fight more serious memory problems like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The most recent research on this superfood backs up that claim.
Information posted by: Sarah Koppelkam
Web MD reports that Acetyl-L-carnitine is used for a variety of mental disorders including Alzheimer's disease, age-related memory loss, late-life depression, thinking problems related to alcoholism and thinking problems related to Lyme Disease. It is also used for Down syndrome, poor circulation in the Brain, cataracts, nerve pain, due to diabetes, nerve pain due to drugs used in the treatment of AIDS, and facial paralysis.
To review full article go to WebMD.com
From the Garden:
Can Coconut Oil Prevent Alzheimer’s?
A recent article by Alzheimer's.net cited a recent University of Oxford study which suggested that although the effects of coconut oil may be temporary, Alzheimer’s and dementia patients have indeed seen short-term benefits resulting from its use.
Review complete article at www..alzheimers.net
Curcumin is a naturally occurring compound found in the spice turmeric that has been used for centuries as an Ayurvedic medicine treatment for such ailments as allergies, diabetes and ulcers.
Anecdotal and scientific evidence suggests curcumin promotes health because it lowers inflammation.
Source Ohio State University, http://www.sciencedaily.com
Curcumin and Turmeric are of the same plant. Some individuals find that these herbs adversely effect their HBP.
Mind, Body, and Spirt:
In an article, Stress Ramps Up Inflammation Peggy Zoccola, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology at Ohio University, reported that dwelling upon events that are stressful can significantly increase inflammatory chemicals in the body.
In the article, Mindfulness Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure, research from the University of Virginia and Emory University has found that just a few minutes of mindfulness meditation a day can significantly reduce high blood pressure.
Review full articles in Natural Awakenings, July 2015
Consult a licensed health care provider before implementing any information provided, starting any exercise program, taking any herbal supplements, and nutritional supplements. All information provided is strictly for personal knowledge and discussion purposes.