health

Tips to Keep Your Lungs Clear and Your Intestines Happy During Autumn (includes a simple recipe to support Lung Health)

By Erin Kumpf D.A.C.M. “In the end, the treasure of life is missed by those who hold on and gained by those who let go.”  ~ Lao Tzu Cool, crisp mornings, cornucopias of red, orange and yellow hues, all things pumpkin and a reluctant acceptance of shorter days and longer nights.  Welcome, autumn.  Its been a while since we’ve seen

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Harness the Energetics of Spring by Cleansing Inside and Out

by Erin Kumpf LA.c MSTOM SPRING IS HERE. (I know you are as excited as I am about this statement.) As we move from the uber YIN, cold, retracted, inward and downward flowing, introspective season of winter (dominated by the Kidney energy and WATER element) we are beginning the transition into the season dominated by the LIVER and WOOD energy.

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Compassion

by Erin Kumpf, L.Ac “The Compassionate Sage acts on that aspect of our lives that is distinctly human. It affects what the Chinese call “Shen” or Spirit. The Spirit is what is outgoing, advancing, and connects to life; it centers us and allows us to reach out. It allows affinity and clarity, and when it’s not nourished properly we can become scattered and

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The Dark Side of Blue Light

The average American spends 11 hours in front of a screen. Whether it’s your phone or laptop or television, we’re increasingly glued to our screens these days. Research has shown that blue light from screens, especially at night time, has a negative effect on health. Although studies haven’t conclusively proven the reason for the negative effects, research has shown that

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Is Blue Light Interfering with Your Sleep and Damaging Your Health?

by Janel DuRoss Feeling wired later at night? Can’t sleep? Exposure to the blue light wavelengths emitted from your smart phone, tablet, TV, computer and light fixtures all stimulate part of your brain, specifically the pineal gland. At night, this gland is scheduled to release melatonin, the hormone signals our bodies to wind down and prepare for sleep. The stress hormone

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