The Link Between Health and Hydration

The importance of hydration for health is widely understood. However, most of us don’t realize that proper hydration goes beyond simply drinking enough water regularly. Hydration is the foundation of our immune system and our ability to resist disease and overcome it. In these times of global pandemic, being well hydrated may be one of […]

Yin, Yang, and Sleep: How Balance is Critical to Health

Yin and Yang are two energetic states that make up a spectrum of energy in the natural world (on a macro scale) and in our bodies (on a micro scale). They are two aspects of an energetic continuum that balance one another out. Yin is contraction, cooling, and restorative. Yang is expansive, warming, and energetic. […]

Constipation During Pregnancy

What is constipation during pregnancy? Often, difficulty passing stools or constipation is an accepted part of pregnancy. Bowel movements become sluggish due to hormones such as progesterone and estrogen that soften and relax the digestive tract’s smooth muscle. Many women may also experience nausea during early pregnancy, which makes it challenging to maintain a healthy […]

Coffee: Friend or Foe Part III

Coffee is a medicinal substance, and its effects are powerful. In the first two posts of this series, I outlined what it is, what energetics coffee has, and how it affects the body. Now I would like to present a mini guide for how coffee can be used appropriately to experience its benefits and avoid […]

Coffee: Friend or Foe Part II

The main reason people love coffee is for it’s uplifting, energizing, and mind clearing abilities, but what about the side effects? And how much is enough? As mentioned in part one of this post, coffee is a medicinal substance, not a food, and as such should be enjoyed in moderation based on an individual’s age, […]

Coffee: Friend or Foe Part I

I ask nearly every patient that I see about whether or not they use coffee because it is a powerful substance that can have profound effects, both good and bad. I take the time to educate people about its pros and cons as it is a hot topic of much debate in the media and […]

Welcoming Food, by Andrew Sterman

There is a new book series on dietetics that I absolutely love and would like to share. “Welcoming Food,” by Andrew Sterman, is a title that I will have on my bookshelf for the rest of my life and will turn to again and again. I think it will take its place among the modern classics […]

Acupuncture for heartburn during pregnancy

What is heartburn? During pregnancy, increased levels of progesterone and estrogen relax the smooth muscle tissue in the body. For the digestive tract, this can mean general indigestion & heartburn. It is the burning pain felt when digestive juices counterflow through the cardiac sphincter at the top of the stomach and into the esophagus. Heartburn […]

Acupuncture for Morning Sickness

What is Morning Sickness? Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is often called “morning sickness” despite occurring at any time of the day or night. Morning sickness is thought to occur in approximately one half of all pregnancies usually between the 6th and 16th weeks. It can be at it’s most intense at 8 to 12 weeks. Some women […]

Acupuncture for Male Fertility

It is now understood that the causes of infertility are more evenly divided between men and women.  Often there are lifestyle changes and nutritional support that can improve both egg and sperm production.   Acupuncture treatments help your body regulate hormones and handle stress.  They also improve your overall health.  Fertility is really not possible without […]