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What is Gua Sha

Gua sha is a Traditional Asian Medicine healing technique that involves instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking (i.e. Scraping) of a lubricated area of skin to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’. Sha represents  extravasation, i.e. the movement of white blood cells from the capillaries to the tissues surrounding them. Producing sha removes blood stagnation (poor circulation), which is considered pathogenic in …

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How To Do A Kitchen Makeover

A kitchen makeover involves surveying your kitchen setup. This survey helps to identify the presence of high and low quality foods, time-saving food prep appliances and convenient food storage systems. In addition, you will be able to  identify high calories/processed foods that can trigger overeating as well as options for replacement with more nutrient dense alternatives. There are four components …

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Individualizing Your Exercise and Nutrients Based On Your Body Type

Body Types in Review There are three Somatotypes or categories of body structure that can be useful in determining one’s ideal macro-nutrient intake as well as exercise goals.   Ectomorph- Long and thin muscles and limbs. Generally lower fat storage Mesomorph- Larger bone, solid torso, wide shoulders, trim waist and controlled body fat levels Endomorph- Increased fat storage, wider waist, …

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5 Healthy Habits and Superfood-Based Nutrition

There are five simple habits combined with superfood recommendations that can naturally lead to: Improvements in calorie control Optimal nutrient timing and; Better food selection The Five Habits: Eat slowly and stop when you are 80% full Eat protein dense foods with each meal Eat vegetables with each meal For fat loss, eat the majority of starchy carbohydrates after exercise …

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