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Overcoming Symptom-Based Product Shopping

“Flawless skin is the most universally desired human feature”. -Desmond Morris This quote from Desmond Morris in 1967 still holds true today and has been backed by market surveys as recently as 2015.  This is why skin care is a trillion dollar business in the United States alone!  Our human need to “advertise” our health to one another is a leading force in the development and sale of nearly 14 million skin care products each year.  For years we have been “treating” all of our skin issues as they come.  If you have dry skin they have an entire regimen for that, – oily skin, a whole new line promising to dry it all right up.  Do you live in...

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COVID-19 Explained + A Holistic Approach to Prevention

Contributor: Dr. Hilda Gonzalez    SARS-COV2 vs COVID-19 vs Corona Virus: What do all of these different terms mean?  According to the World Health Organization (WHO),  1) SARS-COV2 is the name of the novel (new) coronavirus. It stands for “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2”  2) The disease it causes is COVID-19 3) Corona Virus is a family of viruses with different strains   How is SARS-COV2 different from previous cases of SARS?  This is a different strain of SARS-COV. They are 96% identical, so this is why many of the treatment plans in both western and chinese medicine are based on the way the SARS-COV reacted to previous treatments. There is currently no single best treatment protocol, but there...

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The Power of Self-Love

By Vanessa Mergulhão As we approach Valentine’s Day and love is on the rise, we have an opportunity to explore this four-letter word a little deeper. In the current state of our world, this is a time that we all need to be rooted in love more than ever.  But where does love really come from? The source of all love comes from within us, which is why self-love is such an important practice to implement into our daily lives. It might sound self-centered at first, but once you start dedicating more attention, love and kindness to yourself, you will be able to express your true essence and power and positively affect everyone around you. Self-love is also essential for...

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Sun Potion Sexual Vitality

Whether you're in a partnership or flying solo at the moment, we all can enhance our sexual energy for maximum vitality. Chinese medicine tells us that balanced sexual + creative energy (yes, they are the same!) enhances our Jing, which is our life essence. Our Jing is essentially stored in our kidneys by way of Eastern wisdom. By keeping our kidneys healthy and Jing flourishing, through herbs as well as tapping into our sexuality, we ooze with vitality from head-to-toe.  Improper regulation of our sexual energy depletes our Jing which can also in turn cause weakness in our kidneys. It is essential to keep our kidneys happy and nourished as they are the root of life. Strong sexual energy is needed for a juicier life and...

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