Posts tagged with "nutrition"



13. February 2019
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), we categorize herbs by their actions, properties, tastes, and systems affected, and in Chinese diet therapy we assign the same characteristics to food. In this blog we'll give an overview of the various tastes of food can correct imbalances in your body.

14. January 2019
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), we categorize herbs by their actions, properties, tastes, and systems affected, and in Chinese diet therapy we assign the same characteristics to food. In this blog we'll give an overview of how to be mindful of the property or temperature of food to correct imbalances in your body.

10. November 2018
Did you know that pure essential oils can replace spices in your favorite dishes? Read more to learn how and why to use essential oils in the kitchen.

15. October 2018
Xenoestrogens seem to be in everything and can negatively hormonal balance and overall health. Avoiding them may seem like a lot of work but it is well worth it!

05. April 2018
Use these millennia-old tips to better protect yourself from the cold and flu.

12. February 2018
At Beachside Community Acupuncture we sincerely want you to achieve all of your health goals! This blog is a short summary of all of the online resources we provide so that you'll have a better idea of where to go for the answers you need.

16. September 2017
There's been a lot of hype about buying organic the past few years. Is it really worth it or just a fad?

21. April 2017
Vegetarianism is a controversial topic, especially because those for and against it both have very passionate views. We tend to have a more middle-of-the-road approach at Beachside Community Acupuncture (but more on that later). When deciding whether to cut back on or completely cut out meat, read through the research and really get in tune with what feels right to you. Some of our favorite references for vegetarianism (and even into veganism or a completely raw foods diet) are Kris Carr's...

03. January 2017
What are you doing after you drink your warm water with lemon? We personally like to let the body "digest" it for a little bit before eating breakfast. If you're the type who likes to skip breakfast, make it one of your New Year's resolutions to break that habit! Start with something little if you don't feel hungry - try a protein shake (at room temperature) or a hard-boiled egg - and then work your way up to a full meal. Feeding the body in the morning gives it the energy to get you through to...

29. December 2016
What do you do when you first wake up? More specifically, what do you eat and/or drink? Through the night we lose water as we breathe, which means we can start the day off a bit dehydrated. Having at least a glass of water as soon as you wake up replenishes that lost water and gives your cells the hydration they need to function. Room temperature or slightly warm water is your best bet. In Chinese Medicine, the main digestive organ (the Spleen) likes to be warm, so downing a cup of cold water...