Fermented Foods and Intestinal Health

fermented food for digestive healthThe modern world is changing every single day. Because of this constant state of change, our bodies are frequently having to adjust. We have a food supply being degraded and depleted of nutritional content, which in turn, causes our bodies to become depleted. Our soil and water is contaminated with antibiotics and deadly fertilizers. All of which become part of the food chain we rely upon. Because of this, antibiotics are failing and superbugs like MRSA are on the rise. Lack of nutrition and the overuse of antibiotics are just a couple of the things wreaking havoc on our intestinal health. But there are ways to combat this and keep the gut healthy. continue reading »

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Are You Stuck In First Gear?

Imagine you are driving down the road with your gas pedal to the floor. Your car runs great and gets you to where you need to be. All is good. But then you look around and notice that everyone else is whizzing right by you. Determined to keep up with those around you, you take your car into the shop and have the mechanic give it a good once-over. The mechanic finds that while you have been getting to where you need to be, you have been doing so while driving in only one gear. In actuality, he discovers that your car has an entire set of gears that have never even been utilized! continue reading »

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TuiNa Massage in Naples Florida

Experience a TuiNa Massage in Naples Florida Today!

If you are thinking about getting massage in Naples, you might want to consider trying TuiNa. TuiNa is the form of Asian bodywork therapy that most closely resembles conventional western massage. Many of the techniques are similar between the two styles, the big difference is the intent. The intention of a Swedish massage is relaxation and the intention of TuiNa is to heal an area of imbalance in the body. Tui means “to push” and na means “to pluck” and dates back to 1700 BC. TuiNa is usually a bit more aggressive and works on a deep muscular level as well as the energetic level of the body. TuiNa uses the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to balance the energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”), of the body in order to relieve pain and reverse illness. continue reading »

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Are Your Eyes Red or Inflamed?

Traditional Chinese Medicine for vision and eye healthIn the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver energy flows upward into the eyes. When this energy is flowing smoothly and working as it should, your vision is clear and sharp, you have efficient night vision and the eyes are bright and well-lubricated.

When out of balance, the liver can generate heat that rises upward. This heat can manifest in dry eyes, itchy eyes or eyes that are red and irritated. Think about how red one’s eyes can get after a night of drinking. Alcohol adds heat to the liver, which in turn rises upward and creates hot, red eyes. The facial flushing you see after a night of imbibing is also indicative of this heat. continue reading »

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Hurt in an auto accident? Acupuncture and massage can help

The unthinkable has happened. You were involved in an auto accident. The full extent of your injuries may not be apparent for several days after the initial impact. You may have whiplash from a rear end collision. You may have low back, hip, leg or knee pain from the force used to apply the brakes. You may have headaches from the muscle spasm resulting from the collision. If this has happened to you, acupuncture and massage can help.

Usually, when you are involved in a car accident you either go to the emergency room or to a medical doctor. These doctors have an important role in giving you a treatment plan, ordering imaging, referrals to other practitioners, and pharmaceutical drugs for pain and muscle relaxation. Sometimes, you will be referred for chiropractic care. If your treatment plan stops here, your recovery could be slow and painful. continue reading »

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