Blogs by Topic: Nutrition


You may or may not have realized this by now, but we LOVE nutrition and diet therapy. As beneficial and effective as therapies like acupuncture and herbal medicine are, nothing will ever take the place of good nutrition. If you're not nourishing your body with healthy foods, it's going to need to work twice as hard to heal! Blog posts on this page cover all things related to food and diet.

Food as Herbal Medicine (Part 2)

Beachside Acupuncture blog: Tastes in TCM
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Food as Herbal Medicine (Part 1)

Inherent food temperatures in TCM
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Cooking with Essential Oils

"Essential Oils in the Kitchen" over cutting board with fresh food
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Eliminating Xenoestrogens

The Dangers of Xenoestrogens, Beachside Community Acupuncture blog title
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Resources

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Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

dinner overlooking beach
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Is Buying Organic THAT Important?

watermelon on beach
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Vegetarianism

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Start a Morning Routine (Part 2)

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 lunch, which is especially important because it hasn't had any nourishment in the hours that you'd been sleeping.

 

The biggest caveat here is to choose warming foods for breakfast, for the same reasons we mentioned with water. The idea is to gently get the digestive system fired up for the day, and cold food and beverages will make it feel just like you would if someone dumped ice water over your head!

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