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Happy New Year!

I can’t believe 2015 is already over. It was fast and furious for me in so many good and thankfully only a few not so good ways. I didn’t make any new year’s resolutions the last few years but this year I am making two. First is to run a half marathon and the second […]

Stay Hydrated This Summer

Although summer does not officially start until June 21st this year, I think we can all agree that it might as well have been summer here in New York City already for the last 3 weeks! With temperatures soaring, it’s very easy to become overheated in NYC. The subways have been cool, but the platforms […]

Acupuncture decreases frequent urination

Urinary frequency, or urge incontinence, is a strong and sudden urge to urinate regardless of how much urine is in the bladder. Urinary frequency is often a result of a combination of issues in the lower urinary tract, kidneys, and/or nervous system. According to the National Institutes of Health, “The bladder of an average person can […]

Health tips for Winter

Winter is the season of storage. We move inward into the quiet of stillness and rest. The prevailing Qi of Winter is Coldness. We take extra care to stay warm, keeping our low back, feet, knees and necks covered and unexposed to drafts. Coldness also brings stillness. So, we practice sitting meditation and slow-moving yoga or […]

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is bad for your health

I have been writing about bisphenol-a (BPA) for years. BPA is everywhere and in everything… well, nearly everything. There are few easy ways to avoid it: Don’t buy drinks sold in plastic bottles Don’t buy canned goods unless marked BPA-free Don’t use plastic tupperware / storage containers Don’t get take-out in plastic or plastic-coated containers […]

More proof that stress is bad

New research from the Journal of Aging Research, has more proof that stress is a killer. PsychCentral reports: “A long-term study has discovered that ongoing moderate or high levels of stress contribute to a 50 percent higher mortality rate in men.” Chinese medicine and acupuncture is a fantastic way to reduce the harmful effects of stress […]

Foods for fertility

If you are trying to get pregnant, read this article. You MUST! It is the best list of foods to support fertility I have ever seen. It is not common to find everything you need in one place. This article is exactly that. Every food you should be eating if you are trying to get […]