Health and Wellness

Are your hormones out of whack? Learn some great ways to help balance them!

“How do I know if my hormones are out of whack?” you ask. Most women know there’s a problem, because they have premenstrual symptoms, such as: breast tenderness, moodiness, bloating, abdominal cramping, headaches, and more. Some might think that these things are normal for all menstruating women prior to menses, but that isn’t the case. …

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Osteoporosis prevention and treatment

Osteoporosis prevention and treatment This is such an important topic! Every trimester at PCOM, I teach a class about Menopause and Osteoporosis prevention and treatment. When I repeat the statistics on how many will suffer with major bone loss, it always staggers me. 1 in 2 women over age 50 will be diagnosed with Osteoporosis! …

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Stress, are you a duck or a rabbit?

Ducks will get out of the water, shake it off, and move on.Rabbits are jittery, timid, and waiting for the next predator to pounce. Stress is an interesting and provoking happenstance. If we didn’t have a little stress in our lives, would we be as motivated to do many of the things we do? You …

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Why do I feel bad, with normal lab ranges?

You’re not feeling your “normal self.”  You feel tired, maybe even depressed, symptoms are popping up that you’ve never experienced before. You know there’s something wrong. You have numerous blood tests done, which come back “normal”, and then your doctor says, “There’s nothing wrong with you”. What??? That can’t be right. This has undoubtedly happened …

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Gluten sensitivity, is it making you sick?

I’d learned about Celiac Disease (Sprue), Crohn’s disease, and Irritable bowel syndrome in college, while training to be a practitioner of oriental medicine. I knew that some dietary restrictions were deemed necessary in keeping the digestion “normalized”, but I wasn’t aware of gluten being such a major player! I also learned that with Oriental Medicine, …

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Anti-Aging-Can we do it? (Part 2)

As I was saying in Part 1, balance is pretty crucial in anti-aging techniques. Some other products, that will, over time, age us faster are: sugar, salt, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, soda, aspartame containing products, processed foods, and foods that we know are allergens for us, and some that we may not realize are problematic. So, …

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Anti-Aging-can we make a difference?

By Shelly Weber Krahn, L.Ac Feb 18, 2013 (revisited blog) Part 1 So many areas of health can affect us throughout our lives, but aging seems to be kind of unavoidable. The  real question is… does our health and quality of life have to decline so fast or badly? This goes more than skin deep. …

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Fertility, how can acupuncture and herbs help?

For anyone struggling with infertility, it is quite an emotional rollercoaster. Every month, with another negative reading on the “stick”, can lead to depression and heartbreak. After months, or a year of trying, one might see a doctor to find out why “things” aren’t happening. Sometimes there are answers. There could be blood/hormone labs showing some irregularities, …

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