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Inflamation in the Body

Lots of study’s have been released over the last couple years showing the disturbing trend between inflammation in the body and disease and/or chronic illness/conditions.

Here are some anti-inflammatory foods to help keep inflammation down in the body.

Food Group:

Meat, Fish, Poultry:

Anti-inflammatory:

  • chicken, trukey and lamb
  • all legumes, dried peas and lentils.
  • cold water fish: such as salmon, halibut and mackerel

Inflammatory:

  • red meats
  • cold cuts, frank furter, sausage and canned meats
  • eggs

Dairy Products:

Anti-inflammatory:

  • unsweetened, live culture yogurt.
  • milk substitutes such as: rice milks, nut milks and soy beverages

Inflammatory:

  • milk and cheese
  • cream and ice cream
  • non-dairy sweeteners

 

 

Need Some Last Minute Gift Idea’s

The holidays are time of reflection, cozy rendezvous, and connection. They are also a very stressful time for many people. Couple this with the fleeting sunlight and we tend to feel we never get anything done.

Here at harmony we invite you this holiday season to give experience’s. I lovely treat that will keep materials out of the land fill.

We have gift certificates!!! Call or come in and get a great gift today!

 

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The Role of the Heart (Xin)

…  in Traditional Chinese Medicine

The role of the heart, known in traditional Chinese physiology as the ruler of the other organs, has exceptional importance. Its function in traditional Chinese medicine parallels its Western anatomic function of pumping blood throughout the body to maintain life, but in the Eastern tradition it is also intimately involved with mental and emotional processes.
Considered the residence of the mind and spirit, the heart is the organ most often involved in psychological imbalances. Properly nourished and balanced, the heart maintains our innate wisdom, contentment, and emotional balance.

The Traditional Functions of the Heart

The heart controls the blood and blood vessels. When the heart is healthy, it pumps blood normally through the vessels to all parts of the body, nourishing the organs and maintaining vitality. A deficiency in this function can appear as pale complexion, cold hands and feet, palpitations, insomnia, and emotional disturbances.
The heart manifests on the face. When the heart is strong and possesses sufficient blood, the complexion is rosy, and the individual looks robust and healthy. When the heart blood is deficient, the person may look pale and unhealthy.
The heart houses the shen (spirit) and mind. This function encompasses the full range of human consciousness, including emotional health, mental function, memory, and spirituality. When the yin of the heart is deficient, a person can experience symptoms such as palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, and restlessness.
When the heart blood is deficient, poor memory, depression, and a tendency to be “spaced out” or “in the clouds” can result.
TCM holds that “the heart controls speech.” Be sure to speak sweetly to your loved ones!

Forget the Flowers…This Valentines

Valentines Day is only a Month away.

Forget the flowers

Forget the Chocolates

Get your Special Someone

A Treat to Remember!

Get them a Massage.

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