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Late Summer: Chinese Medicine’s Fifth Season

The traditional seasons are Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. However, here in Maine we also recognize Mud Season, several weeks of sloppiness that comes between Winter and Spring. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) being based on Five Element theory also recognizes 5 Seasons. We are just coming into that 5th season ...

Say Cheese!

In our ongoing quest for a healthy weight, healthy heart, and slim waistline, we've been told to avoid certain foods because they're not exactly good for us. Among them -- cheese. Yet dozens if not hundreds of varieties of the delicacy have tempted us at grocery stores and specialty cheese ...

Peanut Exposure May Prevent Allergies

New dietary guidelines say it’s ok to feed your infant small amounts of peanuts in order to prevent a serious allergy later in life. The new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), provide information for how to introduce peanut-containing food for high, moderate and high-risk ...

Staying Healthy with the Seasons: Winter

Now that the Solstice has passed the Winter season is officially here and with the first snow storm of the year it finally feels like it. Chinese Medicine suggests that to maintain optimum health we should live our lives in Harmony with our environments and the seasons. Winter is a ...

U.S. issues new dietary guidelines that will change the way you eat

In the first slate of nutritional recommendations it has issued since 2011, the federal government on Thursday gave health-conscious Americans the go-ahead to eat eggs and others foods rich in cholesterol, to drink as many as five cups of coffee daily, and to enjoy a range of fats long avoided ...

Take the HeartGlow Challenge: Wear White for Peace

We, at the HeartGlow Center, strive to make our world a better place through our dedication to conscious living. We promote love, unity, diversity, holistic wellness, understanding, and peace. We celebrate family, friends, animals, freedom of expression and our environment…we celebrate life. At this time of great unrest in our ...

All Hail the Late-Night Turkey Fix: 8 in 10 Americans Say Leftovers are the Best Thing about Hosting Thanksgiving

Four in ten Americans look forward to the turkey over anything else on the Thanksgiving table NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Family, friends, food, and a few days off work... what's not to love? With Halloween officially over, Thanksgiving season is nearly upon us. Whether you're cooking the ...

Fire Up The Pot For Good Health – The Coffee Pot, That Is

A new study out of Harvard is good news for coffee drinkers. One to five cups of java a day is associated with a lower likelihood of premature death. Researchers examined data from long-term studies that included 168,000 women and 45,000 men. The size and duration of the studies give ...

Learning through Chocolate ~ Tune In to Your Inner Push & Pull

At one of the most exotic chocolate shops on Beverly Drive, in Beverly Hills, California my own inner self reflection revealed herself in the most unusual way. Through the sensual combination of chocolate and spices my “inner push and pull” came forth and seemed to take over my entire being ...

Mindful Home: Viva Staycation!

How does that old song go? Summertime and the livin’s easy…bring it on. Affording a vacation without the “ching-ching”, though…not always that easy. My husband Scott and I try to live simply and (mostly) within our means. We bought our house 10 years ago, and just as the ink was ...