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Eating with the seasons

Late Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer

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Reactions to Foods and Their Timing

This table shows allergic reaction symptoms and their timing along with the most common offending foods.  If you are doing a food re-introduction, refer to this chart if any symptoms appear between 30 minutes and 96 hours (4 days) after … Continue reading

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Understanding Gluten Intolerance

Gluten in a complex mixture of proteins found in many grains, including wheat, barley, and rye.  The proteins are grouped into gliadins and glutenins, and these proteins are what allow bread to rise in the baking process.  Testing has shown … Continue reading

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Nutrition and Lifestyle for Immunity: The Th1 and Th2 balance

T-helper (Th) cells are classified in a variety of classes, the main ones being designated Th1 and Th2.  The balance between these two types of T-helper cells can determine the state of your immune system functions in and impact your … Continue reading

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Eating for the Seasons

SPRING: New beginning Chinese Organ Systems: liver and gallbladder                       Chinese Element: Wood A healthy liver establishes smooth and soothing flow of energy through entire body and mind. Eat less or fast to cleanse body of fats and heavy foods of … Continue reading

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Diet for Upper Respiratory Infection

In Chinese medicine, infections are divided into two main types: wind-heat invasions and wind-cold invasions.  Symptoms that help differentiate between the two types include: Wind-cold Wind-heat Fever Light Can be high Aversion to cold Pronounced Slight Body aches Pronounced Slight … Continue reading

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Diet for Osteoporosis

A diet to maintain bone health should focus on adequate, high quality protein and foods high in vitamins and minerals necessary for bone rebuilding. High-quality protein A vegetarian diet is associated with a lower risk of osteoporosis because animal protein … Continue reading

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Diet for Diabetes

Things to Eat Fresh vegetables: asparagus, avocado, bean sprouts, beet greens, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, red and green cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chicory, Chinese cabbage, chives, collard greens, cucumber, dandelion greens, endive, escarole, fennel, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce (red, … Continue reading

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