General Health

Yoga and Chinese Medicine – build Prana and regulate Qi

Yoga

The Vedas are ancient texts from India, written in Sanskrit. They are considered to be divine truths revealed to ancient sages after intense meditation.

Meditation is a practice to bring awareness to the nature of our Self. Slowing and observing our thoughts can expose the nature of our mind, how it connects to our body, and what lies beyond the mind. Repeating mantras or the observation of our breath are common meditative approaches.

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PREGNANT! – REVIEW OF CASE

Jane started at Yinstill Sept 2018. She has been coming consistently since that time for regular acupuncture.

Our GOALS were to:
– regulate immune function (reduce inflammation / enhance infection-fighting),
– soothe emotions (relieve stress and anxiety, anger, fear, palpitations, vivid dreams, and depression)
– improve sleep (light, vivid dreams)
– regulate bladder issues (frequency, cloudy, infections, nocturia)
– improve digestion (gas, bloating, loose BM, fatigue after eating,

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When, how and why to take Vitamin A

Vitamin A is one of our fat soluble vitamins, meaning that it is stored in adipose tissue, as well as in the liver and skeletal muscle.  Vitamin A is required for normal vision and it is found in two forms in our diets. The most bioavailable form is called retinol (or retinoids) and is found in animal foods (like eggs and liver).   The other form is called pro-Vitamin A (also known as carotenoids) is found in plants foods and must be converted into the active form (however many people are not able to convert carotenoids to retinol).

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GLUTATHIONE – The Primary Protector

Glutathione has many important functions in our body, and we will briefly discuss all of these here, but most importantly, it is the king of antioxidants! Unfortunately, our body has to manufacture Glutathione from other vitamins and minerals, so if we are not taking good care of ourselves glutathione levels can be deficient, and with this comes consequences.

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Role as an Antioxidant

If you can go back to high school biology you may remember that in order for a cell to create energy the mitochondria must produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

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Comprehensive Genetic Health Report

Everyone’s first step into taking charge of their health and well-being should be a Comprehensive Genetic Health Report. This report gives you the blueprint to the foundations of your health so that you can make the necessary adjustments to support your current health conditions, and avoid challenges in the future.

As Rhonda Patrick states: “By learning more about ourselves, we can find out in what specific environmental and lifestyle contexts our genes can behave at their very best.

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Cannabis and Female Fertility: Is it a fit for you? 

With the abundance of cannabis dispensaries available to us today, and the multitude of issues and symptoms that claim to be eased and solved with cannabis, one can easily be led to think this is a harmless addition to your daily or weekly routine.

In a time where there is mass information and conflicting data on the use of cannabis, it is important to truly discover if this is the right fit for you, especially when it comes to your reproductive health and fertility goals.

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How To Hydrate Your Face During Winter

Do you suffer from dry skin, deep wrinkles or both that becomes aggravated in the winter? Well, investing in cosmetic acupuncture to care for these areas of your face can be very uplifting (pun intended!) and free from the myriad of constituents in skin care products.

 

Winter time can produce very dry skin and this can increase the appearance of deeper set wrinkles on the face. During the winter I recommend to use a deeper facial needling technique to stimulate and activate muscle tone.

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Food to Include
Food to Avoid

Fruit

Eat only 1 or 2 pieces of any of the following fruits a day and try and to eat mostly lower carbohydrate fruits (3 or 6%):

3% – cantaloupe, strawberries, melons, blueberries, raspberries, lemons and limes

6% – apriocts, blackberries, papaya, peaches, plus, kiwi

15%- apples, cherries, grapes, mangoes, pears, pineapple, pomegranate

20% – bananas, figs, prunes or any other dried fruit

Fruit

grapefruit and oranges

Veggies

It is best to try to eat mostly the low carbohydrate vegetables (3 or 6%):

3% –

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Inflammation:  What it does to you and how can your diet help

Inflammation:  What it does to you and how can your diet help

The inflammatory response that is triggered in our bodies is necessary to help fight infection and is useful in the short term as it is part of the immune response.  When the inflammatory reaction continues after an infection is gone it can cause many health problems. Chronic inflammation may be the common factor in many diseases such as diabetes, coronary artery disease and some autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis,

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Sleep helps you lose weight

Sleep is important for many other things, including reducing your risk of cancer and Alzheimer’s, proper digestion, regulating inflammation, memory, slowing telomere shortening, and the list goes on.

There are 2 stages of sleep; 1. non-REM (which has 1, 2, and slow-wave stages) and 2. REM. Just to keep it simple, they are all important for different reasons.

Over 50% of our gene regulation is governed by our circadian rhythm, i.e.

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Yinstill Fertility Diet & Workbook

Learn how to optimize your fertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine dietary principles. Includes lots of great fertility-boosting recipes!