With all the media coverage exploding over the flu epidemic that’s sweeping the nation, it got me asking "What can we do to “flu proof” our kids?"
It’s impossible to keep our kids away from germs.
Look away for two seconds and they’re putting their fingers in their mouth, sucking the handle of the shopping cart, wiping their noses on the back of their hand, picking up dirty bird feathers or putting someone else’s gum in their mouth (ewwww!).
Stress is a part of life.
I’m sure you’ve had a time in your life that was stressful, say an intense deadline for a project. And as soon as you finished your project, you immediately got sick!
It's a universal truth that we’re more prone to illness when life is crazy busy.
But, we often don’t think of our kids as being stressed until they get a little older and into their teens. However, stress can even affect babies. I can’t think of a more stressful...
Parents ask me all the time, "What else can I do to boost my child's immune system?"
Once kids are back in school they're constantly being exposed to germs. They are in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. But what makes one person more vulnerable to germs than others?
The strength of your immune system!
According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) germ theory; germs don’t make you sick. Rather, your body’s inability to fend off germs and...
Pediatric tuina massage, or Chinese infant massage, has been used for thousands of years in the East to keep kids healthy and treat illness.
This type of massage is largely unknown in the West and it is my sincere hope to change that!
I want parents and practitioners to learn and use pediatric tuina massage to benefit their own children and then pass down this powerful tool down to their own kids and grandkids.
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Hurray! We made it to day 5, which is all about supporting healthy and natural energy!
Who couldn't use a little more energy? It's a great way to end the reset feeling recharged and ready to go for the holidays!
After have a really tough Day 3 and recovery on Day 4, I'm feeling pretty fabulous here on Day 5!
Stimulating acupuncture points creates balance in the body so don't worry about this point giving a child too much energy. Instead, there's regulating effect created so if you need more...
Day 4 is all about boosting our immunity!
This is the perfect time of year to give our immune system some extra support. As we gather for the holidays, we share the love and the germs!
Everything is amplified during the holidays - the good and the bad! Also, most of us are eating more sugar and other foods that we limit the rest of the year and this can also affect our immune system.
Regardless of the source, extra stress leaves us more vulnerable to catching a cold or flu.
Day 3 is all about supporting the digestive system!
In my opinion, this could be the most important day of the reset. Our energy and vitality are dependent upon the nutrient density of the food we eat AND our ability to absorb the nutrients from our food.
If one or the other goes wrong, we can feel tired, lack stamina, have poor immunity or problems with our digestion.
This time of year our digestive system is easily overtaxed with sweets, alcohol and all the goodies of the holidays.
Day 1 was a smashing success! I felt more relaxed and a lot more energy than I had in weeks! I even got up early this morning and went for a run with my personal trainer (aka my dog Ginger).
On Day 2 we are now balancing the Fire Element and a couple of associated meridians - Triple Burner (TB) and Pericardium (PC), which helps with emotional balancing. You can learn more about the fire element here.
When a person has a balanced Fire element they experience a variety of emotions,...
We loaded our pod yesterday for our move to Idaho!! It's been pretty intense getting ready for the move and I am ready for a reset!
But, I don't have time just yet to do a cleanse or something intense like Whole 30, so I decided to do a 5-day Meridian Reset to balance and open all of the acupuncture meridians or energy pathways.
In Chinese Medicine, when your meridians are blocked or stagnant it creates pain and/or illness.
That's the last thing I need before the big day. Even though...
Essential oils are an easy, fun and effective way to support our children physically, mentally and emotionally during back to school.
I use these products every day in my home and office and wanted to share five must-have oils to keep your kids happy, healthy and parents sane during the school year!
Top Five Essentials Oils You've Gotta Have in Your Cabinet
Ginger is an amazing oil to address digestive distress including nausea, stomach upset, vomiting and constipation.
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