In the fall of 1993, I was infected by the Epstein-Barr virus, which is the virus associated with infectious mononucleosis. It was evasive. My parents had to take me to the doctor several times before
I even returned a positive test result confirming the perceived diagnosis. We were told that this is not uncommon. With many patients, they
have to take the test several times.
This tells us something important, and that is that this particular virus has evolved to hide itself within our systems. It has found
that it has a better chance of survival the longer it remains undetected.
As the cold and flu season approaches, it is important to know a few helpful tips to minimize the frequency and duration of the common cold and flu. One common misconception is that all colds are treated the same way. In Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), it is crucial to differentiate what type of cold you have, and the treatment strategy will differ based on your pattern of signs and symptoms. Thus, your cold’s treatment protocol can vary significantly from that of the person sitting next
to you in the waiting room. There are two major subcategories for the common cold in TCM: Wind-Cold and Wind-Heat. The differentiating
symptoms are outlined below along with some helpful treatments tips.
Q:What is the quickest way to lose weight safely and naturally?
A: There is no magic solution to this question; there is, however, practical advice. First, avoid the fad
diets and fast-acting solutions that guarantee incredible weight loss while you watch television and eat deserts. Second, eat five times
per day, half of the portions that you were originally consuming per meal. Your last meal of the day should be no later than 7 PM.
Eliminate sugar from your diet, and increase your water intake to 60 ounces per day. Keep dairy to a minimum.
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