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Diet

Cool, Nutritious Summer Eats

Here’s a nutritious cooling summer salad that’s good for you & for all you recyclers out there we’re

using what would be food waste.

Watermelon Peel Salad

In Chinese Medicine we think of Watermelon as clearing summer heat & stomach heat. It generates

body fluids & relieves thirst.

Ingredients: 

500g (17 oz) watermelon peel (organic), 1 tsp salt, 20g (.71oz)

Dressing: 20g (.71oz) garlic minced, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/4 salt, 2 Tbsp sesame oil, 3 tsp vinegar

Preparation: Take the white portion of the peel & cut into 2 inch by 1/2 inch strips,

combine the strips of watermelon peel & salt in a bowl, mix with hands for 5 minutes. Then rinse

under cold water to remove salt. Place peels on paper towels to dry. Finally combine garlic, salt, sugar

sesame oil & vinegar in a bowl. Mix with a whisk. Add the watermelon peel & toss until coated. Marinate

for an hour in the refrigerator before serving.

Thanks to our trusted herbal partner Evergreen Herbs

 

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Foods for the Winter Season

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Everybody knows that food is what gives our bodies the energy we need to survive. But not everybody is aware that certain foods should be consumed during specific times of the year. In areas like the Midwest, where fruits and vegetables are harder to keep on hand when the weather becomes colder, this principle is followed a little more closely. But in areas like Hawaii and Southern California, where fresh fruits and vegetables are always available and the climate is more moderate, people sometimes forget to eat according to the seasons. continue reading »

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6 Spices for Health & Flavor

Tumeric
Tumeric
Ginger
Ginger

We all know Spices make food taste better, but did you know they have many Health Benefits?

Tumeric & Ginger are anti-inflamatory. Both of these Spices are herbs used in many Chinese Herbal Formulas

You can find out more here

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7 Ways to Communicate Healthy Habits to Your Kids

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As the school year kicks back into gear so should the healthy habits that you and your children have before practiced. Notice how I said “practiced,” because we all know during the summer-vacation months we tend to indulge a little. Maybe you have had one too many backyard barbecues, or three too many trips to the favorite ice cream shop down the street. Whatever your summer vice may be don’t worry about it, you can regain those healthy habits from before and introduce them into your children’s lives! continue reading »

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Natural Ways to Up Your Game

In addition to using acupuncture and other forms of traditional Chinese medicine, there are other ways athletes seek to up their game. One of the simplest ways to increase performance is by watching what you are consuming. You ever heard the saying you are what you eat? Chances are you have, if not, well I am glad that now you have, because there could not be a truer statement. continue reading »

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6 Truths About the Not-so-sweet Side of Sugar

Blog-img - 6 Truths About the Not-so-sweet Side of Sugar_640A study published by the JAMA Internal Medicine found that more than 70 percent of Americans consume more than the recommended daily amount of sugar. Sadly, most of us are addicted to sugar, which happens to be hidden in most of the foods and drinks we consume. Added sugar can cause a whole array of problems that can be short term as well as long term. If you are experiencing health problems, lowering your sugar intake may be one of your best options. Below are 10 truths about the ugly side of sweets. continue reading »

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6 daily habits to lower your risk of cancer

Blog-img - 6 daily habits to lower your risk of cancerQuit the tobacco, and don’t start if you haven’t already

It should be common sense now that smoking or chewing tobacco can lead to multiple types of cancer. If you are trying to quit, you are not alone. Try joining a support group or making a plan for yourself to set goals for quitting. Facing addiction is hard, but not using tobacco can save years of your life.

Healthy diet

A healthy, well-rounded diet can do wonders for lowering your risk of cancer and overall wellbeing.  Cut out processed sugar and instead focus on whole foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to help fight cancer. Other fish that can help reduce the risk of endometrial cancer in women include halibut, sardines and tuna. continue reading »

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7 Steps to Detox After the Holidays

Blog-img 7 Steps to Detox After the Holidays_640Get rid of leftovers

The holidays bring delicious homemade food, and along with that come the leftovers. Holiday leftovers can be just as good as when you cook the meal the first time and become a tempting go-to snack. Time to let go. Toss the leftovers, they most likely aren’t the healthiest dishes and it’s time to start fresh.

Stay hydrated

Most Americans do not drink enough water, and there is no better time to start than now! Fill up your glass at least 8 times a day. Some find it easier to carry a water bottle throughout the day to remind yourself to keep hydrated. Staying hydrated can flush out toxins and detox your body, as well as keeping you feeling good. continue reading »

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5 Ways to Eat Without Overeating this Holiday Season

Blog-img 5 Ways to Eat Without Overeating this Holiday Season_640Moderation

We’ve always the heard the saying to enjoy everything in moderation, and that is definitely true when it comes to holiday foods. Don’t try to deprive yourself during the holidays, it most likely won’t go over well. Having an extra holiday treat here and there won’t kill you. You’re allowed to indulge a bit, just keep portions small when it comes to holiday desserts and make sure you limit how often you eat them. Going the whole season without any treats is cruel and will most likely end in binging later, so have your guilty pleasures, just keep them in moderation. continue reading »

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Benefits of Green Tea

Green Tea 001Drinking Green Tea is a Healthy habit, but did you know it can help with

weight loss? Here at East-West Acupuncture Clinic in Portland we like aBlack Dragon 002

formula called Black Dragon for weight loss. Guess what the primary

ingredient is Green Tea. This is because Green Tea has been shown to

increase fat burning and boost metabolic rate. Another study indicated

that fat oxidation was increased by 17%, Green Tea may selectively

increase the burning of fat. Oh yes Green Tea has many other benefits

such has lowering your chance of cancer & improving brain function. So

lift your cup high & drink up it’s good for you.

 

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