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What is the "Junk" in Junk Food and Why Do We Love It So Much?

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The recent issue of the New York Times has an amazing article in it that outlines the extraordinary science behind creating junk food and making it so irresistible. With all the additives and chemical modifications that are being used to create so many of the pre-packaged foods we see in our local grocery stores, it is not surprising that our bodies have such a hard time utilizing these foods for nutritional purposes and for sustaining healthy functionality.

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Chinese Medicine education goes public

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To kick off the Legislative year, the Honourable Judith Guichon, the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, delivered the Speech from the Throne Tuesday, February 12. Within this speech there is a commitment by our government to begin work on creating the environment for a school of traditional Chinese medicine.

This is a huge step forward for the acceptance of and recognition of the importance of Chinese medicine to the future of health care in this province and I hope all of Canada.

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PCOS could be getting a name change

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This past December there was a panel of experts put together by the National Institutes of Health to review the current diagnostic criteria and treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome. The findings of this project were recently published. The panel has recommended that the current name PCOS does not accurately capture all of the endocrine and metabolic dysfunction that is common with this syndrome and therefore a new name should be created.

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Accessible mindfullness: some tools for exploring yourself

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A friend sent me the following link earlier this week and I have been absolutely engrossed in it. I wanted to share one of the most accessible summaries of Buddhism that I have experienced. I hope that you also find it to be a great introduction into the experience of a different perspective on how to approach the world.

In working with many different health concerns over the past seven years and using acupuncture to assist people with these concerns,

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Killing us softly: The detrimental effects of environmental toxins on fertility rates

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This past Wednesday, the Health Day News (a publication of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health) published an article quoting a recent study by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Rockville, Maryland about the serious risk to fertility that exposure to common chemicals can cause. Specifically, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were found to be the major concern and the chemical that had the greatest effect on pregnancy rates.

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Do the phases of the moon have an influence on when you will have your baby?

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At 8:05am (EST) Wednesday morning I became an uncle for the second time. This was a little bit of a surprise since this little guy was not due for another five weeks. This wasn’t the first time that my sister in law gave birth early and it just so happened to coincide on the new moon. Just over three years ago in May of 2009,

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