integrated complimentary and alternative medicine Articles
Nine Fall Foods for Good Health
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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I grew up on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. Looking out our front window gave us a view over the entire river valley, which on a clear day allowed us to see all the way to the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Behind our house was a large orchard, which rose even higher on... Read more
No Sweat! Exercise Made Easy
Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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If there were ever such a thing as a magic bullet to good health, it would probably be exercise. It keeps your heart and lungs healthy, lubricates your joints, decreases stress, lowers blood pressure, and acts like the fountain of youth as you get older. In Chinese medicine, good... Read more
The Healing Wisdom of Nature
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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I love reptiles and always have. As a kid, my idea of bliss was waiting quietly pond-side for frogs to emerge, overturning rocks in the woods in search of salamanders, and best of allfinding turtles. To my eight year old self, the greatest gift of nature was to see a box turtle c... Read more
Vacation and the Art of Balancing Work and Rest
Friday, July 31st, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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Im back from vacation this week, and I feel good I spent nine days in California, checking out vineyards, tasting some really good wines, and touring the beaches and bays of the Pacific coast. I feel refreshed and energized, and for good reason rest is good for you. As a practiti... Read more
The Tao of Gardening
Monday, July 6th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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A couple of months ago our friends, Rick and Lisa, asked my husband and me if we would like to participate in a community garden with them. If we did so, it would bring the total number of people with experience growing vegetables to zero, but we liked the idea and decided to giv... Read more
Health Lessons from Heaven and Earth
Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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When I was young I had a collection of foreign coins. It was fun to sort through them and think about far off places. I would look at the pictures and try to decipher the writing on each coin to determine its corresponding country. There was one exception, though, and that was th... Read more
Don’t Know What to Eat? Here’s Help!
Monday, June 8th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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About twenty years ago, I set out to lower my cholesterol by changing my diet. High cholesterol runs in my family, and I am no exception. My total cholesterol numbers would have every statin-carrying drug rep on the planet salivating, except that my HDL the good stuff is quite hi... Read more
Summer Health and Chinese Medicine
Thursday, May 28th, 2015 by Lynn Jaffee
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Summer has arrived Here in the north country the warmth and light makes me want to dance in the streets, linger in outdoor cafes, and wander around the many lakes spread across our landscape like so many gold coins. The fiery and active nature of summer feels good for a number of... Read more
Chronic Back Pain Doesn’t Have To Slow You Down
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Chris Halliday
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One of the most common health complaints suffered by millions of Americans over virtually all age demographics is back pain. Since the back spine is so relied upon for virtually all actions, motion, and stability, this type of chronic pain negatively affects virtually every aspec... Read more
Stress Reduction: The Key To Improving Your Quality (and Quantity) Of Life
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Chris Halliday
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You wake up in the morning and your car wont start. Youre in such a rush, you decide to skip breakfast and opt for coffee instead. You run to catch the bus. Traffic is so heavy that you arrive late for your morning meeting at which your boss is present. And all this before 900 re... Read more
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