ACV, Cranberry and Lemon Detox Drink

February 1st, 2016 Posted in Recipes | No Comments »

Have you been having a little too much fun lately or are you just not feeling 100%?

Drink this quick daily cocktail to detoxify your body and restore your system.

1/4 cup pure cranberry juice (organic, no sugar added)
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar (organic, raw, unfiltered)
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
6 to 8 oz of pure water to dilute
Optional: stevia to taste

Cheers!

Cheers!

 

Apple cider vinegar, cranberry juice, lemon and water work synergistically to detoxify the liver, flush the kidneys, support healthy digestion and boost metabolic function.

Cheers to good health!

Recipe: Moroccan Cauliflower “Couscous”

February 1st, 2016 Posted in Recipes | No Comments »

Moroccan Cauliflower “Couscous”
servings: about 4

Moroccan Cauliflower Couscous

Moroccan cauliflower couscous: a delicious, healthy, low starch and grain free alternative to traditional couscous.

1 medium head of cauliflower, chopped into 1-inch pieces
2-3 Tbsp of grass fed butter
1/2 to 3/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 to 3/4 tsp  cumin
about 1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon
salt to taste
2-4 Tbsp dried currants, sugar free, organic

Pulse cauliflower in food processor until it is about the size of couscous (this may need to be done in batches).

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.  Add cauliflower and spices, sauté for about 8-10 minutes.  Once cauliflower has reached the desired consistency, stir in currants.

Note: You can adjust the amount of spice to your palate.  Additionally, you can add ground cardamom, ground cloves, dry ginger, allspice and cayenne pepper if you like even more spice.

Recommended pairing: Moroccan slow cooked free range lamb with root vegetables

Moroccan Cauliflower Couscous with slow cooked, free range lamb, acorn squash and purple potatoes.

Moroccan cauliflower couscous with slow cooked, free range lamb, acorn squash and purple potatoes.

Don’t Skimp on the Sleep

November 6th, 2015 Posted in General Health | No Comments »

Don’t think sleep is important?  Check out this study published in the journal Sleep.  Participants who skimped on sleep were four times more likely to catch a cold.  Stay healthy this winter and be sure to catch plenty of ZZZZzzzzzzzzz’s!

Synopsis: Confirmed: Lack of Sleep Increases Your Odds of Catching a Cold

Abstract: Behaviorally Assessed Sleep and Susceptibility to the Common Cold

Acupuncture May Improve Gait in Parkinson’s Disease

November 2nd, 2015 Posted in General Acupuncture | No Comments »

A study published this month in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that acupuncture may improve the ability of Parkinson’s Disease sufferers to walk.

Researchers from the Meiji University of Integrative Medicine in Kyoto, Japan and colleagues treated 26 people with Parkinson’s with using various acupuncture points.  They observed significant increases in gait speed, step length, floor reaction force and cadence after the acupuncture sessions.

The researchers recommend additional studies to further test a set time period and exclude the placebo effect, but the early results are promising.

 

 

Is it Okay to Have a Glass of Wine During Pregnancy?

October 28th, 2015 Posted in Pregnancy/ Childbirth | No Comments »

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), no.  The AAP released a clinical report earlier this week recommending that pregnant women completely abstain from alcohol use.

Years of studies have shown that “prenatal exposure to alcohol can damage the developing fetus.”  The effects of heavy drinking are clear, but the effects of light to moderate drinking during pregnancy have proven a little more difficult to track and quantify.  The AAP report recommends a “better safe than sorry” approach and concludes that potential negative outcomes are “completely preventable when pregnant women abstain from alcohol use.”

Specifically, the report states that “during pregnancy:

  • no amount of alcohol intake should be considered safe;
  • there is no safe trimester to drink alcohol;
  • all forms of alcohol, such as beer, wine, and liquor, pose similar risk;
  • and binge drinking poses dose-related risk to the developing fetus.”

 

The report’s better safe than sorry approach has earned some blowback from the public, but it is worth weighing the health of your baby over the potential desired effects of alcohol.  Women who use alcohol to help deal with stress, insomnia, pain or other health and well-being related issues might find just as much or more relief using acupuncture, massage, meditation or just taking it a little easier without the potential devastating side effects.  To learn more about how acupuncture can help you reduce stress and deal with pregnancy related issues, contact us at (541)515-5445.

Names! Names! Names! What to Name Your Little One?

June 25th, 2015 Posted in Pregnancy/ Childbirth | No Comments »

Expecting a little one but not sure what name to pick?  Check out the Huffington Post’s list of the Hottest Baby Names of 2015!

More Benefits of Breastfeeding

March 18th, 2015 Posted in Pregnancy/ Childbirth | No Comments »

CNN: Extended breastfeeding linked to higher IQ and income in study

Acupuncture Helps Owl Regain Flight

December 16th, 2014 Posted in General Acupuncture, Pain, Pets | No Comments »

Acupuncture isn’t just for people!  Athene Noctua, or “little owl” is now back in the air after 10 acupuncture treatments to help heal a back injury sustained by flying into a stove pipe.

Read the full article: Acupuncture helps sick owls return to wild in Spain

Acupuncture Beats Gabapentin for Hot Flashes in RCT

December 16th, 2014 Posted in Cancer | No Comments »

Read the full article in The Oncology Report

New Hope for Vertigo Sufferers

October 8th, 2014 Posted in General Health | No Comments »

University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher Dr. Carol Foster developed an easy, do-it-yourself maneuver to treat Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) after being afflicted by the disorder herself.  Called the half somersault, this new exercise has been found to be effective in treating BPPV and can be easily done at home or with a doctor’s assistance.  In the following video, Dr. Foster explains the basics of vertigo and how to perform the exercise.

 

For more information, read the study published in Audiology and Neurology comparing the Half Somersault to a traditional maneuver used to treat BPPV: A Comparison of Two Home Exercises for Benign Positional Vertigo: Half Somersault versus Epley Maneuver