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Is Jalapeno Sauce Not Green Enough?

Is Jalapeno Sauce Not Green Enough?

Why do we need to eat meat that has artificial red color injected into it?  Do we really want the fake smell of chemical air-fresheners in the air we breathe?  Is real chocolate so boring that we need to add artificial flavoring to our ice cream? Our consumer world is so full of artificial color, […]

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How I Healed the Rash Around My Mouth

How I Healed the Rash Around My Mouth

In a recent post I talked about how I had a rash around my mouth for 4+ months this spring/early summer.  I discovered the cause of the rash was an allergic contact dermatitis – a reaction to the propolis in some beeswax as well as to jojoba oil.  Yes, I am allergic to jojoba oil, […]

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How Free Are You?

How Free Are You?

When you think about about your life (your daily existence or the bigger picture), how free do you feel? Do you feel light and mobile and full of energy?  Ready to explore and experience and learn?  Comfortable in your skin, free of pain (physical, emotional, spiritual)? Or do you feel heavy, weighed-down, overburdened?  Restricted, limited, […]

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Am I Allergic to Beeswax?

Am I Allergic to Beeswax?

Beeswax allergy?  Actually it is an allergic reaction to the propolis,  or “bee glue”, that gets mixed with the wax.  It has taken me over a year to solve the mystery of the exasperating recurring rash around my mouth and now that I have figured it out, I am sharing my findings so you can recognize the […]

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Tips for Improving Your Psoriasis

Tips for Improving Your Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a disease of the skin, right?  Well, yes and no.  Psoriasis is a disease that manifests with skin problems but the root of the disease is internal.  The true cause of psoriasis is not yet well understood but research shows it involves genetic, immunologic, metabolic and endocrine factors (and energetic imbalances, too, according […]

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Psoriasis According to Chinese Medicine (4 of 4: Disharmony of the Ren and Chong Vessels)

Psoriasis According to Chinese Medicine (4 of 4: Disharmony of the Ren and Chong Vessels)

I know what you are asking:  What the heck are the Chong and Ren Vessels?  (and what do they have to do with psoriasis?) According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the energy (Qi) in the body circulates through a network of vessels (also called “channels” or “meridians”).  The Chong and Ren vessels are particularly important […]

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