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A Weight Loss Tip for Carb Lovers: Enjoying Carbs without the Guilt

A Weight Loss Tip for Carb Lovers: Enjoying Carbs without the Guilt By Angela Soeon Park, L.Ac.

I remember my grandmother always served freshly cooked rice to family and guests. She emphasized, "Eat freshly cooked rice because it is not only tasty but also nutritious compared to the one kept for a while after cooking."

That was in the old days, and gaining weight was a virtue, and a sign of being healthy and wealthy, so serving freshly cooked rice was essential not only for perceived health but also as a status symbol. More...

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Are Allergies Affecting Your Mood and Cognition?

Are Allergies Affecting Your Mood and Cognition? By Dr. Mao

ave you experienced mood swings whenever hay fever season is in swing? When your skin, nose, and eyes itch, do you lose your ability to focus? How about allergic reactions to food and an ensuing bout of depression or anxiety? You're not alone.

Clinically, we've long observed that patients, especially children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), seem more likely also to have allergy symptoms of sneezing, sinus congestion, wheezing, itch eyes, nose and skin like eczema or psoriasis.


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Ask Dr. MaoQ: What are the benefits of dry brushing?

A: Centenarians have long touted the popular technique of dry brushing the skin for its anti-aging benefits. Our skin is the largest organ in the body. It is the outmost layer of defense against pathogens like bacteria and viruses, so it only makes sense that if we take proper care of our skin, it will take care of us.

Our lymphatic system helps us rid our body of wastes that may be detrimental to our health and affect the appearance of our skin. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, unhealthy lifestyle habits, even chemicals in the environment, contribute to a buildup of toxins that can ultimately lead to weight gain, poor health, aging skin, and fatigue.



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