Pearl’s Ellen Goldsmith has written a book!

Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: Book Hello, After eighteen months of research on food, culture and medicine; after spending most of the summer sitting at my desk; developing and taste testing (that was the fun part!) hundreds of recipes I have completed my first book entitled Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine with over 200 delicious recipes available for pre-order on Amazon! This has been a labor of love that came to be after decades of teaching about food as medicine to students of Chinese medicine and people like you.  This is a book for anyone who wants to learn more about Chinese medicine; the foundations of food as medicine according to traditions that have evolved over thousands of years, as well as people who love to eat good food, want to learn some new recipes and understand how to eat according to the season at hand. This

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Podcast: Girls and Sex an interview with Peggy Orenstein

Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape Peggy Orenstein is the author ofThe New York Times best-sellers Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy as well as Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World and the classic, SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap.   Peggy is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, and has written for such publications as The Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Elle, Time, Mother Jones, Slate, O: The Oprah Magazine, and The New Yorker. She is a contributor and commentaries to NPR’s All Things Considered and the PBS Newshour. Her articles have been anthologized multiple times, including in The Best American Science Writing. She is a sought after keynote speaker and has been featured on, Nightline, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, NPR’s Fresh Air and Morning Edition

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Podcast: Making Babies: A Chinese medicine approach – Jill Blakeway, L.Ac.

Fertility: An integrative and Chinese medicine approach to making babies Join Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. as she speaks with Jill Blakeway, L. Ac., CEO of the Yin Ova Center in New York City and author of Making Babies: A proven 3-month program for maximum fertility,  co-authored Dr. Sami David, a reproductive endocrinologist. This book  offers women and men a guide to fertility using the wisdom of Chinese medicine in conjunction with Western medicine. Fertility medicine today is all about aggressive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, in Making Babies, acupuncturist Jill Blakeway and Dr. David draw on the best of both Eastern and Western medicine. By identifying your “fertility type,” inspired by the classical patterns of Chinese Medicine, you can focus in on the strategies most helpful in your particular situation, and avoid the things that may be causing you problems. Those strategies include: choosing fertility-promoting foods; properly predicting

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Podcast: Women’s Libido: What Makes It or Breaks It?

Podcast: Women’s Libido: What Makes It or Breaks It?

Women’s Libido is complex It was only in 2008 that low libido in women was recognized as a physiological issue. Millions of women in America experience low libido at sometime in their lives, and many doctors still do not ask about it. Dr. Erin Lommen, naturopathic physician and co-author of Slim, Sane and Sexy: A Pocket Guide to Natural, Bioidentical Hormone Balance  joins host Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. to discuss how hormonal imbalance affects a woman’s life in myriad ways: from energy, stress resilience, mood, sleep to sexual desire and response. http://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/episode_audio/kboo_episode.2.151109.1100.2642.mp3

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Holistic Pelvic Care for Postpartum Recovery

Holistic Pelvic Care for Postpartum Recovery On November 6, 2012 by Jolene Brighten Any woman who has been through childbirth can tell you that what the pelvic floor goes through is nothing short of a heroic feat. The muscles, connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels all have to make way for a whole person to pass through. Although it may be a very small person, it is a good sized object in relation to the vaginal opening. For many women, these tissues are slow to recover and may not return to their pre-pregnancy state. Incontinence, which is the involuntary loss of urine, gas or stool, is one of the most common post-pregnancy related complaints. Women may experience this when returning to exercise or while laughing. This incontinence is primarily due to trauma the muscles, supporting connective tissue and nerves sustained during labor. In addition to incontinence, the

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