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Here’s why you shouldn’t worry about chewing the right number of times

Perhaps you’ve heard the recommendations to chew your food a certain number of times. Why is this number so important? It’s not. The number isn’t important, but the act of chewing is super important–so important that people with your best interest in mind are trying any trick (including making up numbers) to help you get …

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Tracking Your Fertility

By Dr. Chloe Scheel, ND, LAc There are 4 main signs that are important when tracking fertility. These are listed below. Ideally, after 3-4 months, you will have enough data gathered to really understand your cycle, predict ovulation, and predict your fertility window. This data can be tracked in an app on your phone or …

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3 Tips for Reducing Systemic Inflammation in Patients with IBD (It works for everyone else too)

By Dr. Lindsay Wilkinson, ND, LAc Yesterday, an article published in Medscape reviewed a recent cohort study linking IBD (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis) to a significantly increased risk for “arterial events” including cardiovascular ischemia (heart attack and angina), cerebrovascular disease (stroke and TIA), and peripheral arterial disease.   The study compared the frequency of …

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The Water Element and the Power of Surrender: An Interview With Sarah Clark, LAc

Interview with Sarah Clark, LAc, by Lindsay Wilkinson, ND, LAc  Lindsay: Winter can be a tough season for a lot of people. Can you speak to that from a Five Element perspective? Sarah: Winter is the most yin time of the year. We’ve gone through the deathing season of fall, and now everything is in …

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The Metal Element: Inspiration for the Darker Season

By Sarah Clark, LAc              In Classical Chinese medicine, the element associated with fall is metal. Think of the sensual experience of metal: hard, cold, sometimes sharp, often heavy. The heaviness of the metal season can leave us feeling bereft. The leaves fall with abandon, the rain keeps coming. The sun seems to have walked …

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