Blog posts in: Strengthening your immune system

In the last several years I’ve become fascinated with the condition of Chronic Parasitism causing chronic inflammatory conditions.  Chronic inflammatory conditions are often combined under the term “knotty diseases” in Chinese medicine acupuncture theory, illustrating that they are difficult to unwind or untie…they are so deeply imbedded in the system that to get rid of them is like untying a tight knot, difficult and slow. Chronic Multi-Organ Symptoms In my acupuncture clinic I see these...

(post update: This was written before I went paleo…you can still make it by just subbing steamed cauliflower for the beans!) You’ve all had hummus, right?   Well as an acupuncturist who’s somewhat fanatical about the benefits of eating dark leafy greens to benefit our liver, especially in the spring which relates to the liver—and especially kale—I am delighted to share this recipe with you. Because thanks to my new Kale recipe book, I have...

Well we have finally reached the end of our article series on the immune system.As an acupuncturist, in the process of writing and doing the research for this series, I am even more convinced than before that it is vital, and becoming more and more so, that we do everything possible to keep our immune system functioning at its highest states.As resistant bacterial strains stop responding to antibiotics due to their rampant overuse, and stress...

We’ve finally made it to the article in my series on the immune system in which I am sharing with you the supplements that I most recommend for a strong and healthy immune system. While these are not based on acupuncture theory, in combination with balancing your body via acupuncture and Chinese medicine, they can take you far along your journey to better immune function. Some of these are common and therefore you probably already...

A curious thing is happening this season. Many people I know, just when they’re finally over their last cold and ready to start getting out there and exercising again, back into normal life, etc… are finding themselves sick AGAIN. Soooo frustrating! I hear people getting down on and judging themselves, wondering what they’re doing wrong. While it may be true that these colds can be clues that we’re not caring for ourselves, I’d like to...