Optimize Our Diets in the Time of COVID-19

Optimizing Our Diet in the Time of COVID – 19 “Those who take medicine and neglect their diet waste the skill of the physician.” -Chinese proverb Optimizing our diet in the time of COVID-19 can rely upon the wisdom and guidance of Chinese nutritional healing and Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine and its 3,000-year-old tradition of embedding food as medicine in the culture can teach us a lot, no matter what culture we are from or live in now. The basics of Chinese nutritional therapy are steeped in the foundations of Chinese medicine, on the observation of nature and our unique interaction with it. Each of us live in specific climates, we live through seasons and their changes and each of us has a unique physical constitution and condition. These considerations are important to consider when making food choices and recommendations. In the time of COVID-19 food can

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Podcast: Screenagers – An Interview with Lisa Tabb, co-executive producer

Teens and Screens SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. Today, Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. interviews Lisa Tabb,co-executive and co-producer on the film Screenagers directed by Dr. Delaney Ruston. Dr. Delaney Ruston decided to make SCREENAGERS when she found herself constantly struggling with her two kids about screen time. Ruston felt guilty and confused, not sure what limits were best, especially around mobile phones, social media, gaming, and how to monitor online homework. Hearing repeatedly how other parents were equally overwhelmed, she realized this is one of the biggest, unexplored parenting issues of our time. Director Ruston turned the camera on her own family and others—revealing stories

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Podcast: Peace in Schools-Bringing Mindfulness to Teens in High Schools with Caverly Morgan

Mindfulness in High Schools In 2014, the American Psychological Association deemed teens, during the school year, the most stressed group of people in the United States. Teens experience stress much the way adults do, but do not yet have the skills and mechanisms to effectively work with it. To address this dilemma, Peace in Schools launched the first for-credit high school mindfulness course in the nation in 2014 in collaboration with Portland’s Wilson High School to great success. Today their program is also available to high school students at Rosemary Anderson, Lincoln and Cleveland High Schools and will be available this coming school year in Madison, Franklin and Alliance Meek High Schools, all as for credit elective courses. Caverly Morgan founded Peace in Schools and leads the Peace in Schools teaching team, develops the secular mindfulness curriculum, and works directly with teens. Caverly has been practicing mindfulness

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Healing Anxiety and Depression

HEALING starts with FEELING: Naturopathic Treatments for Anxiety and Depression When it comes to evaluating, treating and healing anxiety and depression, I find all people live on a spectrum. Sometimes anxiety and depression present in response to stressful situations like traumas, injuries, divorces, arguments, breakups or job changes. Other times anxiety and depression can stick around because there is constant stress or because for some reason someone feels ‘wired’ to run that way. The first step toward healing is ALLOWING YOURSELF TO FEEL. The world we live in today suggests that feelings like anxiety and depression are always abnormal but that is not always true! When people allow themselves to genuinely FEEL more of the time – people can have an easier time healing. With this mindset, people then dispel excess frustration related to their displacement at the moment and instead find acceptance, support and ability to

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Blog: Onto A Healthier You in 2015!

Blog: Onto A Healthier You in 2015!

Are you looking to a healthier you in 2015? Here we are at the beginning of another year, caught up in the flurry of activity and new beginnings. Health and happiness do not magically appear, they are cultivated day in and day out. You know the drill – eat more vegetables, stress less, EXERCISE, sleep more, eat regularly, meditate………..Oh my dear, the list can drag on and on with you getting the feeling that you are overwhelmed and, dare I say feeling inadequate and guilty for what you are NOT doing. So, how about we start with a little mercy and a deep breath?!  I am trained in the principles of Chinese medicine, a holistic form of medicine based on the observations of nature. Many of you are most familiar with acupuncture and the prescription of herbal remedies. But, let’s get back to nature and the natural

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Podcast: Mindfulness: Just the prescription to reduce your stress

Podcast: Mindfulness: Just the prescription to reduce your stress

Life is stressful, won’t it ever change? Probably not. But, we can. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programs are helping tens of thousands of people around the world reduce stress, gain a stronger sense of balance, calm and resiliency in the face of life’s challenges. Join Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. as she shares how it helps to reduce stress and join her for a moment of peace on the air.

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