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Posts tagged with ‘Gut Health’

  • Crohns in Eastern Medicine

    How to Control Crohn’s With TCM

    in Condition Related, TCM / / 0 comments

    Did you know that nearly 800,000 Americans struggle with the painful inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s disease? Despite the large number of people with Crohn’s, little is known about it in the western medical world. Researchers and doctors don’t know why it happens, who will get it, or how to manage the symptoms. Though it’s been around for at least 30 years, there still is no cure. Like western medicine, Eastern medicine traditions like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda don’t have a cure for Crohn’s. But these medical practices, sometimes called Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) do offer some ways to manage symptoms, ease pain, and encourage remission of this unpleasant chronic disease. Read on to learn more.

  • Chilled Cucumber Soup - Summer Eastern Medicine Recipes

    Soups For Summer? It’s More Common Than You Think!

    in General Wellness, Seasonal, TCM / / 0 comments

    You probably associate sipping soup with cold winter days, but soup is a staple for hot weather in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In fact, food in general is a major treatment in TCM. That’s because the foods and beverages we consume can alter our yin, yang, and qi energies, making a big difference in how we feel. When all of our energies are in harmony and we’re in balance with the natural world, we feel healthier and happier. So before you write off summer soups, read on to find out how they can help keep you cool and healthy in the dog days of summer.

  • Eastern and Western Medicine Approaches to Gut Issues

    Gut Health Showdown: East Versus West on 3 Common Gut Problems

    in Condition Related, TCM / / 0 comments

    Is your stomach not feeling quite right? Gut problems are notoriously tricky. Often, they can be tough to diagnose, hard to treat, and just plain uncomfortable to have.

    But there’s always more than one way to approach a problem. That’s why we decided to compare Eastern medicine and western medicine when it comes to 3 common gut health issues: acid reflux, constipation, and IBS. Whether you’re coming from an Eastern perspective or a western perspective, this list just might help you find some relief.

  • Congee - What is Congee and Why Is It Good For You?

    Congee: What The Heck Is It And Should You Eat It?

    in General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    Craving some comfort food? Meet congee. Sometimes sweet, often savory, congee is a staple of Asian comfort food cooking. Sometimes called jook or rice porridge, congee is a delicious, filling and easy to make meal that is endlessly customizable. And these days, it’s popping up on more and more menus across the US. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about congee!

  • Leaky Gut In Eastern Medicine

    Leaky Gut Syndrome: What It Is And How To Treat It With Eastern Medicine

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    Whether you’re suffering from occasional stomach pain or diarrhea, your digestive woes may be caused from something called leaky gut syndrome (LGS). Basically, it’s like the scapegoat of intestinal problems and western medical practitioners don’t know much about it. That said, more and more research is coming out about it. Apparently, leaky gut syndrome can be an early warning of autoimmune diseases and type I diabetes, and it may even cause mental health issues like anxiety and depression. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re SOL if your gut is giving you problems, though. Fortunately there are some tips & tricks from Eastern medicine that can help get you back on track.

  • Eastern Probiotic Herbs

    Eastern Herbs Vs. Probiotics: Pros, Cons, and Things To Know

    in Condition Related, General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    Is your digestion off? Let’s face it – whether you’re dealing with the occasional stomachache or something more significant, no stomach issue is fun. While probiotics have grown in popularity in the West because of their positive effects for the entire body, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re a one-size fits all solution. In fact, your probiotic levels may already be higher than you think depending on what your diet consists of. Eastern medicine relies on food as medicine and as such, a balanced diet is ideal. That said, there are many Eastern herbs that can help with stomach issues. So, which is right for you – probiotics or herbs? We’ll break it down.

  • The Gut Skin Connection in Eastern Medicine

    Your Gut & The Beauty Standard: The Link Between Your Gut & Your Skin

    in Beauty, General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    Usually when we try to make ourselves more beautiful–whatever that means to you–it has to do with the “outside” of yourself. Putting on a face mask, applying SPF every day, or using a Vitamin C serum are all external things you do to make yourself more beautiful and healthy-looking. But what if we told you that real beauty came from the inside? That’s right, your gut can help you get that “glow from within” look that everybody’s dying for. Here’s the 411.

  • Prevention in Eastern Medicine

    Why Prevention Is WAY More Important Than You Think

    in General Wellness, TCM, wellness / / 0 comments

    Most people think that eating right and working out is good enough to prevent illness, but for most people, doing the minimum isn’t going to cut it–especially if you have a chronic illness or health problem that runs in your family. It’s better to try and prevent the pain and illness rather than simply treating the problems as they come up. Valuing prevention over treatment has always been a cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and here in the West we could learn a few lessons from that.

  • Kick Bloating with Eastern Medicine

    Kill The Bloat Naturally with Eastern Medicine

    in Condition Related, General Wellness, TCM, wellness / / 0 comments

    Everyone gets bloated. Sometimes it’s after a big meal, or during your time of the month. Whatever the reason, bloating is uncomfortable and can stop you from feeling the best in your own body. Luckily, just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s unavoidable. Here’s the best advice from eastern medicine on how to get rid of bloating and discomfort, ASAP.

  • 3 East Asian Herbs You Already Have In Your Pantry (And 3 You Need To Get ASAP)

    in General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    If you’re new to Eastern medicine and traditional Chinese therapy, you might think that the herbs and ingredients used in TCM are weird, unfamiliar, and hard to find in your local supermarket. And for some ingredients, you’d absolutely be right! But a lot of people would be surprised to know that many herbs and ingredients from TCM are probably already in their pantry, let alone their grocery store!

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