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Food Color and Nutrition

In Chinese medical theory, food is considered medicine. Food has qualities and functions biochemically and energetically that target specific organs. Not only that, but the action a particular food takes to benefit that organ in terms of taste, color and temperature is what is included in Five Element theory. Food has a relationship to both the natural elements

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Healthy Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Do you consider yourself a healthy eater? Do you follow the guidelines set forth by the government for healthy eating? Or have you gone rogue? There are as many different definitions of healthy as there are colors in the rainbow. But according to traditional Chinese medicine, there are certain guidelines that will keep the body happy and healthy

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Eating According to TCM: Five Foods for Spring

Spring is a time of renewal, regeneration, growth and energy. The plants and animals awaken from the slumber of the cold winter months. The vital nutrients that have been stored in the roots of the plants and the bodies of the animals, comes to the surface and life becomes more vibrant and fluid. Human beings are no different. Humans

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Foods for the Winter Season

Everybody knows that food is what gives our bodies the energy we need to survive. But not everybody is aware that certain foods should be consumed during specific times of the year. In areas like the Midwest, where fruits and vegetables are harder to keep on hand when the weather becomes colder, this principle is followed a little more

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5 Ways to Eat Without Overeating this Holiday Season

Moderation

We’ve always the heard the saying to enjoy everything in moderation, and that is definitely true when it comes to holiday foods. Don’t try to deprive yourself during the holidays, it most likely won’t go over well. Having an extra holiday treat here and there won’t kill you. You’re allowed to indulge a bit, just keep portions small when

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Transitioning to Autumn

With autumn approaching and the beginning of the yin cycle, the energy of plants is moving down into their roots, helping the body become aware of the energy of the season. This season is a time for the body to begin gathering energy for the colder months to come.

The lungs and large intestine are the organs associated with fall.

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What Five Star Restaurants Teach You about Healthy Snacks for Kids

A fine meal at a good restaurant has many details. It uses fresh ingredients and interesting recipes. There is a variety of foods and the presentation is pleasing.

When food is prepared thoughtfully and beautifully, even the most basic meal becomes an experience. You can’t wait to try it. Once you start eating, you want to savor it.

But getting

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Seattle Community Acupuncture: 7 Acupuncture Points for Allergies

7 Acupuncture Points That Can Save Your Life This Spring

If you live in Seattle, it’s not too late to come to Purple Dragon Healing Arts to prevent spring allergy symptoms. Acupuncture can relieve allergy symptoms anytime but it’s best to begin acupuncture treatments several weeks before you come in contact with allergens so that symptoms can be

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Community Acupuncture Seattle: Winter is Kidney and Kale Time

We community acupuncture practitioners recommend eating a healthy, nutritious diet of mostly whole foods, and to eat seasonal foods. According to Chinese medicine, seasonal foods are not only foods that flourish and grow during each season but also foods that resonate with the body in each season. Wintertime corresponds to the Chinese Kidney system. In Chinese medicine, the Kidneys are

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Seattle Community Acupuncture: Gluten-Free Food at Amazon.com

I often come across people, including my friends and my acupuncture patients, who have recently learned they are gluten-intolerant and are struggling with the task of adjusting their shopping and cooking tasks to their new dietary restriction. Here is some information that might make their lives – and yours – a little easier.

Amazon.com may be the answer for people

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