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My Bitter Teacher

Overcome any bitterness that may have come to you because you were not up to the magnitude of the pain that was entrusted to you. You are called upon to meet it in joy, instead of self-pity. This is a Sufi saying, as elucidated by the author and poet Stephen Levine. Every day I am […]

Hangovers: Avoiding the Morning Misery

We hope you enjoy the holidays without experiencing alcohol overdose. But if you do, here are some healthy tips. To prevent hangover: Drink ginger tea along with the alcohol to keep your stomach settled. Thinly slice a 2-inch piece of ginger, boil in three cups water and simmer for five minutes. Or you can buy […]

Staying Healthy During the Flu Season

Influenza or the “flu” is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Viral infections weaken a person’s immune system and frequently give rise to secondary infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia. If an afflicted person, especially the elderly and infirm, has a compromised immune system, the flu can be life threatening. People at highest […]

Ten Ways to Better Eye Health

In today’s modern age we increasingly rely on our eyes in our daily lives. We constantly stare at computers, TVs, cellular phones, PDAs, papers, etc. Consequentially, by staring at small prints and spending more time reading from this type of medium, we are straining our eyes. This has created much eye fatigue and an increase […]

Avoiding Environmental Toxins

Many of us are concerned about the adverse health effects of environmental pollutants such as agricultural pesticides and industrial chemicals. In recent years, there have been bans on certain chemicals, as well as ongoing research into the effects of others. The federal government took a major step when they implemented national standards for organic produce […]

Stay Healthy Through the Flu Season

Since the beginning of humankind, Influenza, commonly known as the flu, has had devastating effects on the human population. Sometimes, entire civilizations have been wiped out by its fatal assaults. It’s only that in recent times, with medical advances, that the flu has become much better controlled. Still, it’s estimated that more than 20,000 Americans […]

Health Preservation & Appropriate Lifestyle for the Year 2000

A new millennium is coming. People are seeking better ways to maintain their health. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the key to health preservation is living in harmony with nature. The following are four methods that can keep you healthy: Cultivation of mind is a method of keeping physically and mentally healthy by regulating the […]

The Prevention of Breast Cancer

Each year in the United States, approximately 180,000 women will be told they have breast cancer. While there is ample information in the public about the medical aspects of treatment, by comparison, information on prevention is still lacking. This article will provide some current information on how Chinese women work toward prevention of breast cancer. […]