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Fasting Mimicking Diet: What is it?
Fasting, the practice of abstaining from eating or drinking for an extended period of time, is not a new concept — it has been in practice for about as long as civilization has existed. In modern times, it has been associated most commonly with religious practices or weight loss, but cultures around the world have […]
What Side Effects Really Mean
According to WebMD, the most common side effects of a multi-billion dollar, cholesterol lowering, statin medication are joint pain, diarrhea, indigestion, “pain,” throat irritability, and urinary tract infections. The list of “infrequent” and “rare” side effects seems to drone on to the bottom of the page’s infinity, ranging in everything from hives to Hepatitis, […]
How Acupuncture Helps Weight Loss
Patients often come into my clinic inquiring whether acupuncture can help weight loss, and the go-to response I’ve come to develop is: “Can water put out fire?” It isn’t to sound arrogant or offer some professionally irresponsible guarantee of results, but instead quite the opposite intention of shining a light on the disparity between theoretical […]
New Book Alert!
My First Patient
In Chinese Medical School one of the first things we’re taught is to not needle without the supervision of a licensed practitioner, and one of the first things we learn is almost everyone needles without the supervision of a licensed practitioner. First of all, it’s fun. Once you realize you can insert painless needles into […]
Tips for Healthy Eating on Thanksgiving Day
Fall is associated with transitions of all kinds, many of which inspire nicknames for this time of year, such as “cold and flu season” and “sweater weather”. If your household is anything like ours, the Fall also unofficially kicks off “over-eating season”. Gathering with loved ones and sharing a fulfilling meal is one of the […]
Hồi Hương aka Star Anise is used as a medicinal herb to warm the body and alleviate pain, and is the secret ingredient to the patented antiviral drug Tamiflu. Also, you can’t make delicious Vietnamese Phở soup without it! #homecooking #foodismedicine #chineseherbs A photo posted by Evolve Health + Wellness (@evolvehealthnyc) on Aug 13, 2015 […]