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Points Newsletter - June 2014

The Health Benefits of Tea

 The Health Benefits of TeaBy Heather Schiffke, L.Ac.

Human use of tea began between four and six thousand years ago. Today, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world (after water) and with good reason. In addition to being a delicious, low-calorie beverage, research has shown that tea has numerous health benefits.

What is tea? We tend to call many beverages "tea." Technically, tea is the dried and processed leaves of Camellia sinensis, a tree indigenous to Asia. More...  

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Staying on your Path to Health, Strength, and Joy

 Staying on your Path to Health, Strength, and JoyBy Jason Moskovitz,L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.

We were born and bred for movement. Regularly moving our bodies should be right up there with eating, breathing, sleeping, and going to the bathroom. Though, any or all of these things are too often postponed or outright ignored thanks to our many roles at work and at home. Lack of movement means impaired circulation, and lazy circulation leads to stress and sickness—and can make existing physical and emotional aches worse. More...

 

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Ask Dr. MaoQ: What are some ways I can increase my energy and vitality?

A: Here are four little secrets to help you boost your energy and vitality, so you can accomplish your goals this year, whatever they may be:

Fatigue can come from a deficiency of B vitamins. The B complex is important because it provides co-enzymes that aid in carbohydrate metabolism – and carbohydrates give your body energy. So it’s necessary to get all of your B vitamins. Foods rich in vitamin B include whole grains; eggs and fish (especially shellfish); sunflower, sesame and other seeds; and leafy green vegetables, such as spinach and collard greens.  More...


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