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Winter Hydration

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Winter Hydration

We've talked about how every season is connected to one of our organ systems, and during its season that organ system becomes most active. You might remember that Winter is the time of the Kidneys (also the Adrenal glands and Bladder). In Chinese Medicine we refer to these organs together as the Kidney organ system. 💧   This means during the winter our Kidney organ system should have our attention. It is most vulnerable right now if there are imbalances already happening but also has the greatest potential for healing. The element associated with the Kidney system is Water, and...

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Adrenal Fatigue Part I: A Holistic Western Perspective

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Adrenal Fatigue Part I: A Holistic Western Perspective

Adrenal Fatigue. You’ve heard it mentioned, you might have read about it, maybe you’ve even wondered if it could explain some of your symptoms. Currently, western medicine doesn’t consider it a formal diagnosis but, more and more, holistically minded healthcare providers are beginning to explain a set of common and often confusing symptoms through this lens. As a Chinese Medicine Practitioner I am pleased to see this recognition beginning to trickle into western thinking because Chinese Medicine has understood this pattern for millennia by another name, and it is as relevant now as it has always been. Though conventional medicine...

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