Posts tagged digestion
Healthy Gut, Healthy Body: Making Tasty Bone Broth

Bone broth in Chinese medicine is a very important component of the diet. More than just a stock, bone broth is slowly simmered for 24-72 hours. Made with (organic) beef, pork, or chicken bones (pescatarians can also use fish bones), the process of slow cooking the broth leeches all of the important minerals and fats from the bones, marrow, and gelatin. Consuming bone broth helps reduce inflammation and helps heal the gut microvilli for improved digestion; the gut in Chinese medicine is the source of all blood formation, which makes it imperative in reproductive medicine. Healthy gut equals healthy body!

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Why You Should Eat Congee for Breakfast!

We frequently recommend that our patients eat congee for breakfast, but sometimes I think we fail to stress the importance and relevance of it as part of your treatment plan and overall health.
First of all, lets talk about the importance of breakfast. Almost everyone has heard their mom say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many adults still skip this vital meal.

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A Brave New Gluten-Free World

‘Gluten-free’ is becoming a more common descriptor every day.  The question is:  what exactly is gluten and why are we steering clear of it?

Gluten is the protein composite found in wheat, barley and rye.  Non-contaminated oats do not contain gluten, but are more often than not processed in facilities that also process the three aforementioned gluten-containing grains.  

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