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Month: June 2015

Intermittent Fasting: Lifestyle for Dietary and Health Maintenance 


Intermittent Fasting: Lifestyle for Dietary and Health Maintenance 


If you are not already aware of Intermittent Fasting ,then you might be interested to learn about this diet method for detoxification, healing, health maintenance and prevention as well as weight management. The present cultural style of eating encourages consuming meals frequently throughout the day which taxes the body, specifically the digestive system. By eating so frequently, the body expends too much of its energy on the digestive functions, which undermines other crucial functions in the body, such as the…

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Heal Your Seasonal Allergies 

Heal Your Seasonal Allergies 

We all want to enjoy spring, but unfortunately this is a challenge for many of us. The constant sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose take the fun out of this joyous time because many experience seasonal allergies (hay fever). Severe allergy sufferers may consider immunotherapy, which may be effective; however it requires a weekly allergy shot up to 4 years. Some may try to improve their diet, which would show some results but not a complete cure. Others may look…

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How to Develop your Meditation Practice?

How to Develop your Meditation Practice?

There are numerous articles regarding the health, healing and wellness benefits of meditation. For instance, Dr. Frank Lipman, M.D., who focuses on integrated and functional health medicine, offers a simple yet effective summary on the key health benefits of practicing meditation. While this is helpful, people who are interested in learning meditation might find it helpful to know main goals of a meditation practice and how to develop your own practice. HOW TO PRACTICE Developing a meditation practice requires commitment…

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Juicing vs. Blending: Which suits you better?

Juicing vs. Blending: Which suits you better?

With the popularity of documentary films such as, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead,” which talks about the healing power of juicing, and the widespread availability of the various different kinds of juicers and blenders in stores and online, there has also arisen a debate as to whether juicing or blending is better for you. Let’s take a look at both approaches so that you can come to an informed conclusion for yourself. Blending Blenders combine sharp blades and a powerful…

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What are GMOs and Why are They Harmful to Your Health?

What are GMOs and Why are They Harmful to Your Health?

If you are on the path to a healthier lifestyle, then you have most likely been hearing about the debate surrounding GMOs and their danger to the U.S. food supply. In this article I will present a basic outline of what GMOs are, why they are harmful to your health and what alternatives are available.  I can only skim the surface of this issue that is of vital importance to everyone who consumes food grown in the United States. I…

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5 Easy Fermented Foods You Can Make in Your Kitchen

5 Easy Fermented Foods You Can Make in Your Kitchen

At Love and Compassion we adore fermented foods! They are real food and they contain good bacteria for healthy digestion. Probiotic pills are not real foods as they often do not survive through digestion, therefore they do not get to the intestines.  The fermented foods help you develop healthy gut flora (that’s the trillions of beneficial bacteria that live in your intestinal tract). Some of these bacteria are beneficial for heath, but some are harmful to health. They contribute to…

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7 Root Cause of Illness

7 Root Cause of Illness

  I incorporate very unique natural healing techniques from Japan. Our approach is to focus on the root cause of illness. You may be surprised to hear if there are underlying common root cause which develops illness. Let me explain. 1. Improper, imbalanced diet, overeating First and the most, our modern diet brought us imbalanced dietary pattern. Modern Western diet heavily relies on white flour, refined white sugar and prepared, processed foods including microwave foods for convenience and fast paced…

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What has Gone Wrong with Whole Wheat Flour?

What has Gone Wrong with Whole Wheat Flour?

Generally speaking, I do not eat much wheat or bread anymore. Occasionally, I may eat some pasta, pita or naan breads, but I do not eat sandwiches regularly. The only breads I liked are pita bread and naan bread. A few years ago I used to get home baked, whole wheat pita bread from a nearby Greek store. It contains simple ingredients such as whole wheat, salt and water. (By the way, baked foods contain a lot of salt, so…

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Transforming the Fear of Unknown

Transforming the Fear of Unknown

I have quite a few patients/clients who ask my help to heal anxiety and panic attack. While I take it seriously to look into any physiological imbalances in the body, such as nervous system, hormonal system, digestive system and immune system, I often encounter a similar thinking pattern in anxiety and panic attack patients. So, I would like to address the common issue and give you insight on how to transform it. With anxiety/panic attack patient, there is usually a…

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Benefits of Holistic Medicine: Reasons why Many Seek Holistic Medicine

Benefits of Holistic Medicine: Reasons why Many Seek Holistic Medicine

Holistic medicine is an approach to healing that considers the whole person—that is body, mind and soul as a complete, integrated system. It is an elegant system, which, when it is in balance, can heal itself. The term, holistic, comes from Holism—a theory that the universe and especially living nature is correctly seen in terms of interacting wholes (as if living organisms) that are more than the sum of the elementary particles. In comparison, conventional medicine or western medicine is…

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