Tag Archives: Research

How do you know you’re taking quality herbal supplements?

February 16, 2015

Over breakfast and the newspaper last week my husband said, “Did you hear about the herbal supplements in New York? Testing found that supplements at Target, Walgreen’s, and GNC didn’t contain any active herbs. Some just had garlic powder in them!” This is one of my pet peeves—crappy herbal supplements. Vitamins and herbs aren’t regulated in the US so there are a lot of poor quality products on the shelves,

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The Science of Stretch

August 1, 2014

We’ve been talking about meridians all week—what they are, where they run, and why it means we can treat an elbow for a knee or a foot for a headache. And we’re learning that Western research is proving what Chinese medicine practitioners have known for centuries: meridians are real, they’re treatable, and Chinese medicine is effective. I know some of you love geeking out as much as I do, and

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Fabulous Friday: Eating Fat to Manage Anxiety

July 25, 2014

A lot of my clients love me because even though I do “food therapy,” I sometimes prescribe bacon. Or butter. That’s right. I am a fan of fat. I’m not just going to put you on a restricted diet—that’s not good for anyone! Life is meant to be enjoyed. And it will be if you feel better. And if you get to enjoy your food, too. I’ve talked about it

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Fabulously Geeky Friday: Migraine Research

July 18, 2014

With my background as an engineer, I really love reading about all the research being done about acupuncture. There has been so much research done on acupuncture in the last 10 years—it’s mindboggling. I love that it helps prove to people that acupuncture really works. Lots of individual research studies have been done on acupuncture for migraines. And one of the gold standards in helping decide if a treatment modality

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