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Aging and Weight Loss
Most people feel it is a rule that we all need to gain weight over the holidays in order to enjoy ourselves. We overindulge in too many foods and too much drink. We are too busy to stay active and exercise. When we look around us everyone else is doing the same thing. We feel comfortable in our poor decisions as it is socially acceptable. Most of us enter into January feeling tired, depressed and a few pounds heavier. This year you can choose to be different!
I highly recommend you get your copy of Gabrielle Bernstein's latest book, Super Attractor. Take back control on how you choose to feel and what you create in your reality.
Using EFT, another one of the energy psychology techniques I use in my clinical practice, for food cravings and weight loss. Below I have shared Dr. Peta Stapleton's EFT research video and transcripts.
I had an enlightening discussion with a fellow naturopathic physician the other day that got me thinking about the phrase less is more. She and I were out for a friendly chat over a glass of wine and (of course) the discussion turned to our practices and patients.
We live in an inflamed world. Inflammation has a crucial and naturally beneficial process in our bodies, as I’ve previously talked about here, but nonetheless can give rise to a host of issues when chronic and rampant. Uncontrolled inflammation can cause cellular damage, disrupt hormone levels, and cause premature aging. One of the most important ways to regulate inflammation is through the diet, specifically through balancing blood sugar.
Sometimes during a treatment, a patient will ask me what a particular point does. This is a tricky question, because typically we use acupuncture points not for their individual properties, but as a prescription. I usually explain that they work together as a whole. The same can be said of the herbs (which are rarely prescribed in isolation but rather in formulas), and also foods. For example, I don’t say “eat beets because they have lots of iron”, or “eat lemons because of the vitamin C”.
Spring is in the air! And so is spring detox season. We loved this post in 2014 so are revising it and re-sharing it! Speaking with patients over the years, I’ve been reminded that ‘detox’ or ‘cleansing’ can involve many different things, depending on who you ask. I wanted to write a blog post for those people who’d like to do a very gentle, supportive, spring detox that wouldn’t require medical supervision.
Inflammatory bowel disease is an umbrella term for an array of digestive complaints involving inflamed intestines such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. Symptoms of these conditions can range from mild to severe, and often involve excessive bowel movements, malnutrition, weight loss, fatigue, abdominal pain, and bloody stools. Causes of the various forms of inflammatory bowel disease are complex and can include a variety of factors from genetic and environmental to immune and diet related.