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The Best Herb to Boost Your Immunity

December 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Health

Astragalus is a unique herb I’ve been fascinated with for the past 15 years. I used to keep jars of it on the shelves in my office to examine while I studied its history. Astragalus smells earthy, almost like fresh-cut grass when it’s dried. And I would open the jars and let it give me a sense of calm and relaxation.

I’ve used it in my practice to help people lower their blood pressure and boost their immune systems. And traditional Chinese medicine prescribes astragalus as a detoxifier, a cancer-fighter, and includes it in many healing formulas called tonics.

Sweet Pure Tropical Water

December 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Nutrition

“Did I tell you he gave me a knife?”

“What is it? Like, a machete?”

My marketing manager C.S. knew I’d been hacking my way through the jungles of Bali.

“It’s called a Bali knife. It’s cooler than a machete. It’s like half knife, half hatchet. It’s got a big thick blade and a heavy handle to balance it out.”

“How’d you get that home?” she joked.

Of course, I just put it in my suitcase and checked it on the plane. I’m sure glad I didn’t put it in my carry-on and forget I had it in there. They’d probably still have me in Bali …

The Beauty of Breakfast

December 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Nutrition

Busy schedules affect the way we eat, but here are some statistics to “chew on.” Nearly four in ten adults usually skip breakfast, what’s been called “the most important meal of the day.” More than half of the breakfasts eaten by Americans every day are consumed in10 minutes or less – usually alone – which is kind of surprising, since breakfast was rated the second-favorite meal of the day, after dinner, in a survey.

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