Health Benefits of Matcha: My Favorite Morning Drink

matcha

A few years ago I decided it was time to make a serious change to my morning routine, and by that, I mean switching from coffee to matcha. Matcha is a powdered green tea that has grown in popularity worldwide. This green powerful drink has one of the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) ratings, which measures the total antioxidant…

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How Chinese Dietary Therapy Works for Integrative Weight Management

Chinese Dietary Therapy

Before there were fad diets, nutritionists or television shows that featured people going through grueling challenges to lose weight there, was Chinese Dietary Therapy (CDT). Chinese Dietary Therapy is often seen as a sub-group of Chinese Herbal Medicine, where the TCM practitioner gives dietary guidance on a wide range of foods to support the health recovery process. This therapy has…

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Tips to Adjust to Day Light’s Savings in Miami

Day Light's Savings

Day Light’s Savings officially passed and with it comes shorter nights and longer days. But the time change isn’t always fun. As we spring forward this year, here are my tips to help ease your way through this transition. Pay close attention to the light. Do your best to expose your eyes to the light present at both dusk and…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women's Day

A circle of women with a mission can save the world! Today being International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to surround yourself with the women who inspire you every day.⠀ International Women's Day unifies tenacity and drives action for gender equality while celebrating the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women from history and modern day. Today of…

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Embracing Changes and Transitions in Miami

transitions

Life is full of transitions and metamorphosis. There is something beautiful and inspiring about the butterfly which has become a symbol within society for change. Embracing change, whether internal or external, is critical for our own evolution. Change can be a powerful force for growth, but let’s face it, change can also be difficult to deal with. Some changes slowly…

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Aging is a Privilege⁠✨

aging

Did you know that the characters in "The Golden Girls" were supposed to be in their early 50s? ⁠As a woman in her late 50's I would describe myself as many things but not one of them would be synonymous with Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, or Sophia despite how much I loved the show.⁠ . Western vocabulary lacks a revered word…

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What Are Ear Seeds and How Can They Help Me

ear seeds

Many patients in my practice tend to walk out of my office with their ears adorned with small gold beads in their ears. But it isn’t an accessory, they are ear seeds which is actually a form of Auriculotherapy, a system in Chinese Medicine also known as ear acupuncture. In TCM, the ear represents a microsystem of the human body,…

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Cupping to Give Your Body the Love it Deserves

cupping

Sometimes your body just needs a little extra love, and cupping is a great tool to help give your body the care and attention it deserves. At our office, we adore our heart-shaped love cups, but this love goes way beyond a cute Instagram opportunity. Within recent years, cupping has had a resurgence thanks to athletes and popstars posting their…

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Acupuncture to Treat PCOS in Miami

PCOS

If you have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOS) then you know how hard it is to treat the variety of symptoms that come with the diagnosis. These symptoms can range from acne, hair loss, weight gain, mental health issues to erratic periods. For those who may not know, PCOS is a hormonal disorder where the ovaries produce an…

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