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Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are a comprehensive acupuncture clinic that uniquely combines the ancient Chinese skills of acupuncture, the art of herbal medicine with modern anti-aging medical concepts. We endeavor to provide you, our client, the very best medicine both worlds have to offer.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been effective treatments for thousands of years. The ancient Chinese were original purveyors of anti-aging medicine. Herbal medicine was pursued by the ancients in hopes of finding the elixir of immortality, a pursuit that has continued into modern day.

Anti-aging medicine is a clinical specialty that is based on principles of sound and responsible health care that is consistent with those applied in other preventive health specialties.

Hundreds of scientific research studies clearly prove that modest interventions in diet, exercise and nutrition are beneficial and significantly impact healthy function in old-age.

We offer:

  • Proven and effective treatments for most medical conditions.
  • Needleless techniques.
  • Relaxing atmosphere.
  • Science based therapies.
  • Personalized treatments.

We use scientific knowledge gained through peer-reviewed research, combine it with anti-aging principals, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in a manner that brings healing and a sense of well-being to our clients. Welcome to our practice!




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Olive Oil Conferencing Event

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Webinar Topic Discussion



“Tests indicate that imported “extra virgin” olive oil often fails International and USDA standards.”

Results in a published report from UC Davis Olive Center (2010) is where our journey begins and from this study we began to ask the question:

If they do fail, what are the objective measurements that indicate their failure?

Knowing these parameters is crucial to understand what exceptional extra virgin olive oil is. During this webinar, we will go over some fundamental measurements to differentiate extra virgin from all the others. And why these measurements are important to our health.





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Fast Jogging Is No More Beneficial Than Sitting On Your Tush

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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I can already hear the cheers from the people in my Keto-Adaptation group gleefully exclaim they knew exercise was hazardous to one’s health, hence their reasoning for not doing it.  After all who in their right mind wants to intentionally exert themselves to the point of sweat? It is so much more enjoyable to sit around doing nothing.

Hold on to your hats while you are jumping for joy. Exercise is still beneficial! The good news is you don’t have to over do it to reap the benefits.

The study known as the Copenhagen City Heart Study concluded that exercise is beneficial up to a point. After that, it no more healthful than being sedentary.

” First, jogging even <1 h per week or 1 time per week is associated with significant mortality risk reduction compared with sedentary nonjoggers. Second, 1 to 2.4 h of jogging per week, with a frequency of 2 to 3 times per week, at a slow or average pace is most favorable as an optimal jogging time, frequency, and speed for reducing mortality. Third, higher jogging times (≥2.5 h per week), higher frequencies (>3 times per week), and faster paces are not associated with better survival compared with sedentary nonjoggers, suggesting a U-shaped association between jogging and mortality as well as loss of benefits with higher doses of jogging.”

Now that you know you don’t have to endlessly run like mouse on a wheel to reap the benefits of exercise… get up, take a leisurely jog a few times week. Your tush will thank you for it and you might even live longer!

References

Lee D, Lavie CJ, Vedanthan R. Optimal Dose of Running for Longevity: Is More Better or Worse?∗. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(5):420-422. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2014.11.022.

 

 




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ARE YOU A CARBOHYDRATE ADDICT?

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in cardiovascular, diabetes, life style, nutrition, obesity, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Are you addicted? Answer the questions below and find out:

Warm breads, luscious deserts, mashed potatoes,  al-dente pasta, melt-in your-mouth gourmet candies…You know – the decadent treats we all crave, are more than just comfort foods eaten on special occasions, they have become common pantry items.

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“Various grains” by Peggy Greb, USDA ARS

Did you know researchers show these substances are as addictive as cocaine? Even though they are not illegal, they are just a detrimental to our health 1 .

 

Carbohydrate Addiction Quiz

  1. After a full breakfast, do you get hungry before it’s time for lunch?
  2. Do you have a difficult time stopping, once you start to eat starches, snack foods, junk foods, or sweets?
  3. Does the sight, smell, or even the thought of food cause you to eat?
  4. Do you sometimes feel unsatisfied, even after you have just finished a meal?
  5. Do you sometimes eat even when you are not hungry?
  6. Are you sometimes unable to keep from snacking at night?
  7. After a large meal, do you feel very sluggish, almost drugged?
  8. After lunch, do you sometimes get afternoon fatigue and/or hunger?
  9. Have you at times continued eating even though you were uncomfortably full?
  10. Have you been on diet after diet, losing weight only to regain it again?

Add up your score and count your yeses. If you answered yes to:

  • 0-2 – You are doing OK, and probably not carbohydrate addicted.
  • 3-4 – You have a mild carbohydrate addiction and may not always be in control of your eating.
  • 5-7 – You have a moderate carbohydrate addiction and may find that stress, premenstrual changes, tiredness, boredom, unexpressed anger or pressure may increase your carbohydrate cravings.
  • 8-10 – You have severe carbohydrate addiction. You may be struggling to control your eating without realizing that your body has been fighting you, literally driving you to eat and storing the excess food energy as fat.

How did you do? Are you a carb addict? If so, you are not alone. Two-thirds of all Americans are too. The good news is that carb addiction can be broken. On my Lose It page I have outlined why carbohydrate addiction is dangerous to your health. If you know you are a carbohydrate addict and ready to take the next step to break your addict, lose weight and improve your health, my online Eat-n-Lose class is for you!

Reference:

Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2013 Jul;16(4):434-9. doi: 10.1097/MCO.0b013e328361c8b8.

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Just say no to super-sized sodas

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed limiting the sale of super-sized sodas in an attempt to curb the obesity epidemic.

Opponents to the ban argue the people have a right to eat and drink what they want and their 1st Amendement rights are being violated. However, the obesity problem has become a global problem and health care costs associated with obesity related diseases affect all of society.

Diabetes and obesity are inextricably linked components in a global epidemic affecting as many as one-third of individuals in susceptible populations. According to the World Health Organization, there are more than one billion overweight adults at risk of type 2 diabetes, as well as other chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke, and certain forms of cancer 1.

Is it time for someone to step in? Get more information on the Bloomberg story and many others at EveryDayHealth.com.

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Protein Drinks, Protein Bars, Calcium Supplements, Who Needs Them?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Calcium supplements have fared well as preventative measures in heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis in epidemiological studies (studies that look at disease frequencies and distributions in people who have the disease). However, when researchers compare diseased individuals to non-diseased individuals, as done in observational studies, calcium supplementation as shown no effect(1).

Calcium supplementation may cause overall cardiovascular mortality from heart attacks and stroke

A new study published in the May issue of the journal Heart warned this about calcium supplementation,

“Increasing calcium intake from diet might not confer significant cardiovascular benefits, while calcium supplements, which might raise MI [heart attack] risk, should be taken with caution.”

Osteoporosis and osteopenia (low bone mineral density) is a major public health threat for 44 million Americans(2). These data raise new questions about the need for calcium supplementation altogether. Since calcium supplementation may not prevent disease and may cause cardiovascular deaths, what can we do to protect ourselves now?

Americans get more than enough protein, maybe too much

I believe the answer may lies in the American diet. Currently, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends each day 46 gms of protein for men and 36 gms for women(3).

Below is an example diet from the CDC showing the amount of protein in several foods.

Protein content in common food item:

  • 1 cup of milk has 8 grams of protein and 300 mgs of calcium
  • A 3-ounce piece of meat has about 21 grams of protein and 21 mgs of calcium
  • 1 cup of dry beans has about 16 grams of protein and 15-50 mgs of calcium
  • An 8-ounce container of yogurt has about 11 grams of protein and 350 mgs calcium

If eaten in the same day, these four foods satisfy a mans daily requirement of 46 gms of protein and almost 75% of his calcium requirements.

It pretty obvious that most Americans are not lacking in protein, or calcium. Yet, nations who consume the most dairy also have the highest rates of osteoporosis6.

Excess dietary protein causes urinary excretion of calcium

 

“Increasing  protein consumption increases urinary calcium excretion over the entire range of protein intakes, from marginal to excess. Each 10-g increase in dietary protein increases urinary calcium by 16 mg, and doubling protein increases urinary calcium by 50%”(5).

According to Vanderbilt University, even endurance athletes may receive limiting benefit from consuming additional protein(4).

Protect your calcium stores by consuming less protein

When we talk about preventative health as it relates to osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer, we need to understand that the westernized diet is responsible for a declining health. We do not need calcium supplements, protein drinks, protein bars or any other processed food stuff. These item only benefit the manufacturers and not the consumer. Save your money and protect your health.

References

(1) Heath 2012:98:920-925 doi:10.1136/heartjno-2011-301345

(2) http://www.nof.org/node/40. 2012

(3) http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/protein.html. 2012

(4) http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/psychology/health_psychology/Protein.htm. 2012

(5) http://jn.nutrition.org/content/133/3/862S.full. 2012

(6) Nutrition Action Healthletter, June, 1993

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