The story goes that in a far-off Asian country, there was once a king who drank special elixirs that kept him healthy, beautiful and young for a long time. The royal court and only the royal court could partake of these secret formulas or bbong formulas. Bbong formulas translate as secret formulas in the…

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How Adaptogens Work According to research, adaptogens are unique from other substances in that they have the ability to balance the immune system and the endocrine system while helping the body to maintain optimal homeostasis.   Adaptogens work at the cellular level to improve the function and vitality of every cell in the body, thereby…

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Making the right decisions and practicing good habits can often be difficult with the chaos of everyday life. In order to improve certain facets of our lives, we must be willing to take a step back and identify the areas that need improving and what it would take to reach our goals. Whether it be…

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Love is a Commitment

Love is never too close, yet never too far away. Love is consistent and does not move with the changing winds of life. This is the difference between commitment and emotions. Emotions come and go, they are natural and a part of life; it is important to be aware of your emotions and to not…

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Balance Stress

How to Best Prepare for Stressful Holiday Gatherings When preparing for the stressful holiday gatherings with family and loved ones it can be helpful to take a moment to set your mind and ground yourself. I am a firm believer in setting your mind in small increments.  What I mean by this is, instead of…

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Traditional Oriental Medicine

Throughout my years treating patients, giving seminars, and working with herbal companies, I have encountered individuals who wonder the differences between Traditional Oriental Medicine, Homeopathic and Western Medicine. Below is a simple explanation of the three medical approaches to medicine.   Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) The roots of Traditional Oriental Medicine date back to more…

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free-flowing qi

What is more important than your health? The answer to this question is straightforward, we all have one life on this earth; no one has spare lives. So clearly, taking care of ourselves should be of utmost importance.   Understanding Qi I am often asked the question, “What is the key to optimal health?” According…

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Purify your life

Picture your home, and in that vision, picture clothes piled up everywhere, trash can overflowing, papers stacked all over the place, food rotting on the counter. It is safe to say that almost anyone who sees this picture would agree that something needs to change – a thorough cleaning and organizing session is definitely in…

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Imagine you are looking out at the beautiful scenery of an open field. You see gorgeous trees, a valley, and a sunset on the horizon.  Now imagine that in order to see this breathtaking view, you have to peer over a high brick wall. Your friend is also with you; however, unlike yourself, she is…

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