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Cinnamon is known as a wonder spice as it can astoundingly raise body’s temperature, increasing metabolism and burning more calories. In addition, cinnamon balances the blood sugar levels, thus amazing popular spice among diabetics. A new study shows evidence that cinnamon helps reduce blood glucose levels after eating, according to the most recent Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Researchers at Ball State University in United States found that the addition of 6 grams of cinnamon (about 2.5 teaspoons) to hot farina...read more
All our friends at 1st Choice Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Bellevue know about the importance of taking herbal medicine between acupuncture sessions. Herbal medicine works slightly differently than acupuncture although they are based on the same principles. Just think about if you want to lose weight but maintaining good health, you will do exercise (acupuncture), and on a balanced diet (herbal medicine). It won’t work if you solely rely on just one of the two. We will be covering some interesting stories about herbal...read more
Imagine you are driving down the road with your gas pedal to the floor. Your car runs great and gets you to where you need to be. All is good. But then you look around and notice that everyone else is whizzing right by you. Determined to keep up with those around you, you take your car into the shop and have the mechanic give it a good once-over. The mechanic finds that while you have been getting to where you need to be, you have been doing so while driving in only one gear. In actuality, he discovers that your car has an entire set of...read more
A new study in the journal Menopause suggests that a Chinese herbal medicine preparation called Dang Gui Buxue Tang can help relieve menopause symptoms like hot flashes. The phase II clinical trial was intended to investigate the dose-response relationship of the Chinese medicine with short-term menopausal symptoms and quality of life in postmenopausal women. The randomized double-blind and multiple dose trial involved 60 postmenopausal women who suffered severe hot flashes and night sweats at the time of enrollment. Participants were asked...read more
Wet Socks Treatment by Dr. Judy Lin A natural and drug free method of stimulating the immune system and zapping a cold or flu that has begun to gain its popularity is called the “wet socks treatment.” This is a home treatment has been commonly prescribed by physicians involves putting on ice-cold socks and … sleeping in them! I know, I know!!! Try it. It may sound strange, but it works because it rallies the body’s defenses to battle against the affliction or condition – the body reacts to the cold socks by increasing...read more