Forwarded by Mike Shunney, T’ai Ji instructor extraordinaire

I’m on the same page as most of this.


1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable population size.


2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.


3. When the person’s immune system is strong many of the cancer cells will be destroyed and may be prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.


4. When a person has cancer it may indicate the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies, which can compromise the immune system. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.


5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including herbs and supplements will strengthen the immune system.


6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.


7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.


8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not always result in more tumor destruction.


9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.


10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.


11. An effective tool in the battle against cancer is to STARVE the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiply.


What cancer cells feed on:


a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Note: Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.



b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells will starve.


c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.


d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruit help, put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Lightly steamed fresh vegetable prepared as juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.


To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).


e. Avoid coffee, black teas, and chocolate, which have high caffeine levels. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water–best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.


12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines will become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.


13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.


14. Some supplements and herbs build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.


15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, an unforgiving attitude and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.


16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.


Excellent TED talk on GMOs

Here’s an empowering description from a mother on how contaminated our food is. 

The numbers and acronyms in the Economy section are hard to follow but some persuasive arguments are well presented. 

Five Reasons to Consider Acupuncture

Written by Chris Titus 
Re-posted with permission from 

In recent years, Oriental medicine has been growing in popularity, forcing many in the Western medical community to sit up and take notice.  Fifteen years ago, if you asked your primary care physician about acupuncture, he or she might have laughed you out of their office. Today, their responses have changed to something more accepting.  While most will readily admit they don’t understand this ancient practice, there is a growing body of research that indicates it works for many conditions.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

The practice of acupuncture originated thousands of years ago in China with the use of stones.  It operates on the theory that energy, known as “chi” in the East — similar to bio-electricity in the West — must flow freely in the body.  If there is a blockage, organs will not receive enough energy to function properly, leading to disease. Acupuncture seeks to open these blockages, allowing the body to heal itself.  This is done by inserting very thin needles into combinations of points along fourteen energy pathways that cover the body.  These pathways are called meridians.

Why Should You Use It?

The following five points offer compelling reasons to consider using acupuncture.

Reason 1: Efficacy

The most obvious reasons you should add a new treatment to your health care arsenal is that it works equally well as, if not better than, your current regimen, while causing fewer side-effects.  Does acupuncture meet either of those criteria?  According to a 1996 review of controlled clinical trials conducted around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded that acupuncture successfully treats 28 conditions, including the number one affliction plaguing Americans — hypertension.  The WHO also stated that acupuncture shows promise for treating 52 other conditions. 

Since the WHO’s review was conducted, numerous clinical studies have been launched in the West, yielding mixed results.  Many have concluded that acupuncture is no better than “sham” acupuncture — when patients are needled in non-acupuncture points.  Critics of these studies cite their poor study design, as well as sample sizes that are too small to reach any meaningful conclusions.  Based upon the inconclusive results, more funding needs to be allocated to research a health care modality that Americans are pursuing in record numbers.  In 2007, there were 17.5 million acupuncture visits in the U.S., for an estimated out-of-pocket expense of $1.1 billion. 

Before conducting more studies, researchers need to answer two questions.  First, why are so many people looking outside of Western medicine for their answers?  Each year there are roughly one billion doctor visits in the United States. In an overburdened system, where the average doctor appointment lasts only seventeen minutes, it would seem logical that thousands, if not millions, of patients could slip through the cracks.  With so little time to render an accurate diagnosis, it’s no wonder that one in five patient visits results in a psychosomatic diagnosis.   

From the patient’s point of view, a psychosomatic diagnosis often leaves them feeling as if their doctor has marginalized their physical complaints, if not outright dismissed them. Despite classifying symptoms as having a psychological (or mental) origin, doctors are reaching increasingly for their script pads. According to the CDC, 74% of doctor visits result in some form of drug therapy.  Often, these drugs only mask the symptoms without making a dent in curing the underlying imbalance.  Patients feel frustrated by the side effects and prospect of a life dependent upon chemicals.  Soon, they see their only option for finding a lasting cure is to look outside of the current system. 

The second, and more important question is, which style of acupuncture should the medical community be testing?  Similar to the many styles of martial arts that exist, there are also many styles of acupuncture. When you consider the diversity of styles, it doesn’t seem appropriate to perform clinical trials on one style and make generalizations about an entire medical practice.  Studies should first seek out the most effective styles for each condition.  Then these styles should be tested against “sham” acupuncture as well as current mainstream therapies.  Otherwise, there will never be accurate data with which to stem the growing rift between Eastern and Western medicine.

Recently, AcupunctureSurvey.com conducted a national survey of acupuncturists in the United States. Comments made by practitioners with more established practices had a common recommendation: Learn one of a handful of styles that are not currently taught in schools.  Many attributed their success in part due to learning these other styles, asserting that the superior results they yielded were responsible for the strong word-of-mouth following they enjoyed with patients. 

Having been one of the many patients who slipped through the cracks of Western medicine, my own journey led me through yoga, ayerveda, chiropractic, muscle testing, naturopathy, and eventually Chinese medicine. I landed on this path after being bounced around virtually every Western specialty.  In total, I visited with more than 140 physicians over a fifteen-year period.  Living in Boston afforded me access to many of the world’s leading hospitals and physicians.  After hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses, my cure was not found in Western medicine, it was found in acupuncture … a medical practice ridiculed by many of my Western physicians.  

So, is acupuncture effective?  ABSOLUTELY.  Is all acupuncture created equal?  No.  In the absence of proper medical studies, it’s up to you to do your own research through trial and error.  For me, the fourth style of acupuncture I tried was the one that brought about lasting relief.

One final point I would like to make on this topic is related to the safety of acupuncture when administered by trained professionals.  The risk of injury or death is infinitesimally low — well below 1%.  Compare this with the fact that the third leading cause of death in the United States is the Western medical system (given as “iatrogenic causes”). 

Reason 2: Economy

There are two economic reasons to consider acupuncture.  The first reason relates to your personal economic situation.  For many conditions, acupuncture is a viable economic alternative to drug therapy.  If you average the total cost of obtaining a prescription for chronic conditions (including routine doctor visits, blood tests for liver and kidney damage, and the prescription) the average weekly expense is often higher than that of acupuncture. Factor in acupuncture’s goal of curing many conditions that Western medicine merely aims to contain, and acupuncture begins looking very appealing.

It has been well-documented that job loss and illness go hand-in-hand.  As the economic crisis has rippled its way across the globe, we’ve seen millions of people lose their jobs in its wake.  Job loss bring with it a loss of employer-sponsored health insurance at the exact moment when people become more susceptible to illness.  

One viable solution is community acupuncture.  The Community Acupuncture Network is comprised of clinics that treat people in a group setting at affordable rates.  The cost per appointment ranges from $15 to $35.  At these prices, acupuncture beats most drug therapies on a price comparison.

To understand the second economic reason for using acupuncture, you need to take a macroeconomic view of the US.  During 2011, the first of the Baby Boomers began retiring.  Over the next ten years, the number of retirees is expected to grow by 80% to 72 million people.  With people living longer and the cost of health care skyrocketing, it appears unlikely that we will be able to pay for the services needed to care for the elderly.  

To put this in perspective, some economists estimate that the U.S. entitlement liabilities add to $115 trillion — Social Security ($15T), Medicare Part D ($20T), and Medicare ($80T).  By comparison, the muc- debated national debt appears rather frivolous at $15 trillion.  

Entitlement liabilities are calculated using a net present value calculation.  As such, the expenses for current and near-term retirees (Baby Boomers) have the largest weight in the calculation.  Depending upon the interest rate, cost of living, and health care inflation assumptions used to calculate NPV, the net result is an additional cost of $1 trillion to $3.5 trillion per year over the next 30 years.  

A quick look at the money supply data published by the Federal Reserve points to a rapid and sustained increase in the monetary base long after QE2 ended in June 2011.  In the eight months following the end of QE2, the thirteen week moving averages for M1 and M2 roughly doubled to 20.4% and 10.0% year-over-year, respectively.  When compared with the annualized sequential quarterly change, the growth shows an accelerating trend reaching 32.3% and 17.5%, respectively.  It’s important to note that the numbers provided by the Fed took the sequential growth figures and simply multiplied them by four.  If the numbers were compounded, arguably a preferable method, M1 and M2 would rise to 36.4% and 18.7%, respectively. 

Note: Since this article was originally authored, the thirteen week moving average growth rates for M1 and M2 have declined to 12.7% and 6.8%.

So, why should you begin using acupuncture?  Consider how the increase in entitlement spending will affect the money supply.  The average spending required for Baby Boomers ($2.25T) will expand the money supply at a rate of 25% per year.  Keep in mind that this does not include the current $1.7 trillion deficit. From the money-supply data above, it’s safe to assume that some of this growth is already being printed.  At our Greece-like debt-levels, it’s unlikely investors will want to lend us money to pay for our entitlements in the future.  To pay for it, the US. will have to print money, which sets the stage for hyper-inflation.  Businesses will find it difficult to survive, and millions more people will lose their jobs and benefits. This is the reason gold has risen to $1,700/oz.  

One way the government may decide to combat this scenario is to ration health care spending.  If you are a retiree, you are faced with not receiving care.  This will lead to higher prices.  Inflation will not only increase the cost of care, but you may see your saving erode so fast that you cannot afford care.  Since most companies view doctors as their end customer, patients are left without a voice.  With so many patients and fewer doctors expected in the future, how likely is it that your doctor will accommodate your circumstances when there are so many other paying customers they can treat?  

As previously discussed, community acupuncture offers an affordable solution to your needs.  Additionally, acupuncturists who are not beholden to insurance companies or group practices may find it easier to barter patients’ goods and services for their services.  Lastly, acupuncture is a service that offers immediate healing. Writing a prescription for a drug you cannot afford is not a service that offers any healing.

Reason 3: Environment

Whether or not you believe in drug therapy, you may not have a choice if you are one of the 40 million Americans exposed to pharmaceuticals through your drinking water.  This is a testament to how prevalent pharmaceuticals have become in our daily life.  While these exposures only exist in trace amounts, they are on the rise.  There’s no telling how high they will be in twenty years.

Replacing drugs with non-toxic acupuncture will reduce the amount of stress you place on your internal and external ‘environments’.  The body was not designed to consume so many chemicals day in and day out.  As the waistlines of America have grown, so too has the storage space for these chemicals.  Many toxins find homes in fat cells, only to poison the body over lengthy periods as they are released back into the bloodstream.  This can lead to a variety of diseases.

I believe the Chinese medical pharmacy offers a viable solution for many of our maladies.  While it may not offer a cure to the ‘super bugs’ we’ve seen as of late, antibiotics are not exactly the blockbuster category that drug companies have been pushing through direct-to-consumer advertising to earn billions of dollars in profits.  For these indications–heart disease, sexual dysfunction, incontinence, cancer, and so on–Chinese herbal remedies do offer alternatives.  

It’s important to note that roughly a quarter of all pharmaceutical on the market are actually derived from herbs. However, rather than use the entire plant, science extracts what it thinks are the active ingredients without giving thought to how these chemicals interact with the discarded parts of the plant once inside the body.  The East takes a ‘wholistic’ approach to health, whereas the West takes a specialist approach.  If you are reading this article from the confines of a cubicle in a large corporation, you know how well the compartmentalized organizational structure works when departments don’t talk with each other or even know what’s happening two rows away.  This is the same reason the specialized modern medical system is failing so many people.

Lastly, herbal medicine is a sustainable resource that adds to the environment.  It needs to be cultivated, not replaced by a process that destroys our drinking water and food supply.  

Reason 4: Energy

As described by Chris Martenson in his video series, The Crash Course, there is a strong argument to be made that the world has already put peak oil in its rear view mirror.  What does this mean?  In the future, each barrel of oil will become increasingly expensive as it becomes more difficult to extract and refine.  We are already seeing this reflected in oil prices, which politicians are conveniently attributing to speculators.  The scary scenario comes when output dwindles to the point where supply equals demand.  Countries that produce oil will begin to hoard their resources, which will dramatically reduce the available supply of oil on the market and further increase prices.  If new energy sources are not discovered and made available on a mass scale, the world could see devastating disruptions to the food supply, not to mention health care.

Consider how much the health care system depends upon energy.  Every diagnostic test, drug, medical supply, and device requires substantial amounts of energy and petroleum to run, produce, and ship.  Now, compare that to acupuncture.  Simply put, you can administer acupuncture by candle light.  Similarly, Chinese medical diagnostic testing relies on something Western doctors have lost touch with … the patient.  The primary diagnosis is performed by palpitating the pulse, along with other body parts, and an examination of the tongue.  In addition to the patient’s history, acupuncturists take into account the patient’s body odor, appearance, and other physical and vocal observations.  Chinese medicine creates a full medical system built around the patient and what you readily have available at your disposal.

If the next crisis we encounter is an energy crisis, acupuncture could be a valuable option for solving your health care needs.

Reason 5: Experience

Transitioning from a position in marketing or accounting to become an acupuncturist is more than a simple career change, it’s a calling.  Many of the people I’ve met who made this leap did so at the end of their own journey through a health care crisis.  It’s these types of experiences that build compassion in a practitioner, which brings us back to the first question asked in Reason 1–why are so many people looking outside of Western medicine?  In addition to seeking answers to their problems, patients are looking for a level of compassion not found in Western medicine.  

Another aspect of experience is ‘age’.  When someone decides to go to medical school, it’s typically within a year or two after graduating from their undergraduate studies, if not immediately after.  They’ve hardly worked or had any real world experience, yet they choose to make an enormous investment in a career at an age when they hardly know themselves. If they don’t like their job or interacting with people, too bad.  Once you go down a path with such an large debt burden, it’s difficult to get off.  Now, fast forward ten years into their career.  If they feel stuck in the wrong career, pressured by hospital administrators to squeeze in more appointments, or have grown tired of a never ending stream of “whining patients”, then the result will be compassion-less care.

Compare that to someone who is thirty-five years old, knows him or herself very well, has worked for a number of years in various positions and companies, and endured their own health care issues.  It would appear the latter person is making a more informed decision that could lead to a happier career choice, and possibly more compassionate care. 


Acupuncture offers an effective alternative for people who need help during these difficult economic times, as well as people who are interested in protecting the environment and conserving energy.  It’s important to remember that there are many different styles of acupuncture that have developed over thousands of years. For Western science to accurately test acupuncture’s efficacy against “sham” acupuncture or current Western treatments, researchers first need to find the best styles of acupuncture for a given condition.  

Chris Titus is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. Over the past fifteen years, he has held various investment research positions with a focus on the health care sector. His first novel, The God Complex, aims to make traditional Chinese medicine more accessible by giving it a mainstream story line. The resulting work offers readers an exciting and painless introduction to acupuncture, martial arts, and herbology. The novel draws upon his own experiences as both a patient in search of a cure and as a health care analyst. He hopes his novel will reach out to patients struggling to find a diagnosis, the families trying to understand their plight, and health care professionals. Chris plans to use the proceeds of his book to return to school and train as an acupuncturist. 

Bounding into Spring

After this very snowy winter many are itching to move into the warmer months. Like the sugar maple sap, we feel our juices flowing as the days lengthen and the sunshine grows stronger. In the Chinese calendar, Spring actually begins at the time of our ground hog day. Although that change may be more noticeable outdoors in a southern latitude, our internal energy starts to shift then. By March, it can be surging, even though we’re still being plastered with snow. This can be a problem! Certainly wild cabin fever reliever parties can dispel a lot of pent up energy, but not always with the desired affect on our poor livers! Which brings me to the phase, or element, associated with springtime, which is wood and its organ the liver.
The Chinese character for wood depicts a sprout and connotes the unstoppable force of growing things. Picture dandelions pushing up between the cracks in a concrete sidewalk.
In energetic terms, the liver is seen as responsible for smooth flow of energy and circulation throughout the body. Unfortunately it also is the place where dammed up emotions tend to lodge. The backlog in the liver [imagine a stream with a tree fallen across and debris piling up] can create excess heat. So the bitter, cooling roots such as dandelion, yellow dock, and burdock are great spring tonics, as are the ever present dandelion greens. Our systems crave greens now more than ever! Roots help keep us grounded in the exhilaration of spring as we balance our excitement with pacing to keep us healthy through out the summer.
The flavor associated with the liver is sour, which astringes and tightens. The naturally fermented pickles, saurkrauts and kim chi the Good Tern Market carries are great ways to stimulate digestion. However, take care with too much sour [vinegary things, citrus, sour fruits] if your muscles and tendons tend to be tight and or stiff, especially after an injury, as it can exacerbate minor problems . Abi is happy to answer questions about Chinese dietary methods and herbs. Contact her at RedBirdAcupuncture.com or 594-4766.

Check this homeopath’s view!


Gentle Approaches to Detox
With the tendency to load up on rich foods during the winter months, many are anxious to cleanse their system come Spring time. Perhaps the aging New Year’s resolution is coming to the fore once again. In my view, there’s an overemphasis placed on clearing our system, whether it be the colon or liver. Spring comes slowly and teasingly to Maine and, as I have said before, raw foods are hard work for our digestion. Purging diets can tire our digestive system as well. A more gradual, tonifying, method better suits most of us, who tend to be a little worn down at the end of the winter. Something that is a tasty part of our diet will be more likely to be incorporated naturally and become a regular practice. Of course, regular movement practice, such as qigong, is a prime way to detoxify the year around.
In the Taoist tradition I study, one of the greatest detoxifiers is a combination of miso and basmati rice, cooked with a variety of vegetables, preferably of different colors, and from the root, stem, and leaves of plants. Your choice of protein can be included as well. Do be sure to use organic basmati rice, whether white or brown, as the cheap stuff from India is loaded with pesticides.
There are a number of high quality misos available at the Good Tern, in bulk below the dried fruits , and jarred to the right of the dairy cooler. It is a salted condiment originally from Asia, made from beans and sometimes grains as well, ranging from dark brown to light beige. The darker ones are better for cold weather, the sweeter, lighter ones for summer.
A bit of local kelp, or the related Kombu, or a Wakame are nice additions to a soup you can create according to your tastes. Seaweeds are slightly cooling and aid the body in eliminating excess fluids, which tend to accumulate with rich and sweet foods. For a simple soup you might precook the basmati rice with some seaweed, which also adds digestibility, [with beans as well], while lightly frying some vegetables such as onions, carrots, and a dark leafy green. Use your imagination here. Add plenty of water for a soup and simmer 15 minutes or so before adding miso. Take a little stock out of the pot to dissolve the miso in before mixing it back in. Avoiding much cooking at this point preserves the natural enzymes in this fermented food. Paul Pitchford, in his classic Healing with Whole Foods, recommends 2-3 Tablespoons of miso per 4 cups of water.
As far as other additions go, any kind of mushroom will help the body eliminate excess internal damp. Shiitake mushrooms in particular support the immune system with their natural interferon, and ability to improve cellular oxygenation. Parsley is a nice garnish, potent source of vitamins, and helps drain internal dampness, especially with bladder and/or kidney problems. If any upper respiratory congestion is lingering, the antibiotic, anti viral, and fungal properties of raw garlic would be a good addition. Chop finely!
Another gentle way to aid the body’s elimination process is through regular intake of [preferably freshly] ground flax seed. The seeds should be raw, and kept frozen or cool to protect the omega 3 oils in them. I like to add a tablespoon or 2 of ground flax seed to my morning cereal, after it has been cooked. It is a good thickener as well.
May your health flourish and the upsurge of Spring energy be relaxed! In addition to dietary recommendations; herbs and Qigong are an integral part of Abi Morrison’s Chinese medicine practice at the Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St., in Rockland.

Restorative Winter Foods and Herbs from the Oriental Tradition

By the time this comes out, we will likely be into serious winter weather, and if the Farmer’s Almanac is correct, plenty of accompanying storms. In my last article on Fall dietary support, I mentioned facilitating the shift of the season and letting go [of summer warmth and perhaps more]. With the unseasonable warmth of November, our bodies may have been easily lulled into complacency, rather than cranking our internal thermostats.

This is a time of stoking our fires with warming spices such as ginger, cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, and pepper. Sounds like a chai-style tea, eh? You may feel drawn to the Yogi tea brand the coop carries, and you will find any number of other teas with these spices on the shelves. Other warming herbs and foods include lamb, chicken, rosemary, and cayenne.

In China, Winter is associated with the water phase, [or element], and the kidneys and bladder, which are particularly susceptible to [you guessed it!], cold. There are a few foods that especially boost the kidneys. Lamb, which is also a great blood tonic, is one. Walnuts are another. Any berry [as I have mentioned before!] but particularly Goji berries and rosehips are fantastic for the kidneys, and our essential energy that is so difficult to replenish.

Unfortunately, the holiday season is usually awash with overly sweet foods. I say awash, because the Chinese have a concept of dampness within the body that is associated with many health concerns, including respiratory illness, digestive complaints, excess weight, and some muscular and joint problems. An overload of sweets is sure to tax the system and adrenals overall, and will lead to an accumulation of internal dampness. Commonly dampness blocks circulation, so that the hands and feet tend to cold although the core is warm. So aim to treat yourself with the mildly sweet root vegetables and squashes available now, and steer away from the intensely refined flours and sugars of typical holiday cooking. By being easy on your digestion, you will stay a lot warmer and energetic. Plenty of dark leafy greens will help your colon manage the richer foods you crave. And provided they are local, they are much sweeter, now that they’ve been well frosted. Of course, you also need the healthy  [organic, free range] fats and oils to stay warm. Have a great winter, and get outside and soak up some vitamin D! For more information about herbs specific to your health concerns, contact Abi at 594-4766.

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