Well Being

Tips on Health, Skincare, Haircare and Spirituality

10 Asian Super Fruits For Good Health & Skin

Since my teenage years when I lost several people I loved to various illnesses, I embarked on a quest to understand the effects of fruits and vegetables on our well being. I traveled all over the world and discovered fruits indigenous and found only in
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5 Simple Ways To Relax in 5 Minutes

1. Focus on your breathing. It’s an indisputable fact that in today’s world, few of us get enough fresh air to breathe but it’s not all about environmental pollution. Most of the time, we’re so focused on a task at hand (especially while working) or
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5 Tips On How To Fight Jet Lag

5 Tips on How to Fight Jet Lag Even when you fly on the world’s best airlines, (like my personal favorite pictured above- Singapore Airlines), you can still be susceptible to the woes of jet lag. From changing time zones to the general stress of
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7 Tips To Stay Healthy While Flying in America

7 Tips to Stay Healthy While Flying in America With the latest Ebola outbreak, everyone’s on edge and rightfully terrified of contracting this, or some other life threatening disease. As a lifelong traveler who has flown on over three dozen carriers around the world and
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A General Overview of Chakras

The term ‘Chakra’ has come to be defined and reinterpreted in Western cultures, losing much of its original meaning and the vast body of teachings that accompany this ancient meta-physical form. Based on Sanskrit, Chakra’s original definition is that of a wheel or rotation. In
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The Connection between Acupuncture and Fertility- some Eastern physicians believe there is a strong link and are treating women who unsuccessfully tried other fertility treatments.

Acupuncture and Fertility

Acupuncture and Fertility Article By: Yu Family Clinic Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have helped couples struggling with infertility for generations in Asia and more recently, here in the Western hemisphere.  To achieve optimum results, it’s important to treat both the male and female parties involved
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Everything you need to know about Afternoon Tea Etiquette.

Afternoon Tea Etiquette

Afternoon Tea Etiquette Article By: @MayKingTea Whilst I have had unforgettable experiences with afternoon tea, I have also had experiences I’d rather forget! If you’re a café, restaurant or hotel that wants to provide a fabulous experience for your customers, these are just a tea
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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Article By: Dr. Fred Bloem As people age, their hormone levels decline, starting in their twenties and thirties. In addition, toxins and other insults from the environment and food supply are believed to contribute to the development of hormonal imbalances. Bioidentical hormones
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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Breast Cancer Survivor Chooses Hormone Replacement

Breast Cancer Survivor Chooses Hormone Replacement Article By: Dr. Fred Bloem One of my patients wrote the following: “I am a 42 year old breast cancer survivor, and I have been struggling with hormonal imbalance and weight issues since completing chemotherapy and to top it
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Dealing with Anxiety- Relaxation Meditation can help in a simple and quick manner.

Dealing with Anxiety- Relaxation Meditation

Dealing with Anxiety- Relaxation Meditation At any point during the year, but especially so during holidays for many people, anxiety is a serious situation that can be paralyzing or cause headaches, body aches and breathing problems. The quickest and simplest way to deal with anxiety,
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Dealing With Migraines The Natural Way

What causes migraines exactly isn’t yet truly understood. As explained by the Mayo Clinic, “Migraines may be caused by changes in the brainstem and its interactions with the trigeminal nerve, a major pain pathway. Imbalances in brain chemicals — including serotonin, which helps regulate pain
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DIY Home Scenter

Remember those moments from your favorite travels when you breathed in deeply and smelled that quintessential scent of luxurious tranquility? Researchers have shown that scents do in fact play a large role in our daily lives, affecting our moods dramatically. We all know moods can
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Exploring Periodontal Disease Among Asian Population

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a low-grade bacterial infection of the gum, supporting tissues and surrounding bone which act as the foundation of the teeth. As a result of this chronic, slow progressing and painless infection, the supporting tissues that hold the
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Foods That Fight Skin Cancer- Feed Your Face

Feed Your Face: Foods That Fight Skin Cancer

Feed Your Face: Foods That Fight Skin Cancer Article By: Dr. Jessica Wu Research shows that 40 to 50 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with either basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that you can help
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Free the Mind in Meditation

Upcoming Thoughts Thoughts are never your enemy. So please don’t fight with them or try to push them away. When a series of thoughts come and take you away, notice that you are not experiencing the feeling of Loving Kindness and making a wish for
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Green Tea Bath

Everybody has long known the health benefits of drinking green tea, including its powerful antioxidant fighters against many types of cancers, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, digestive issues, skin disorders, to name a few. There are physicians across Asia that have for centuries treated patients
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Health Benefits of Different Tea Types

Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) Green tea is grown predominantly in China, Japan and India, with each country producing different and unique varieties. There are two methods of growing green tea- directly under the sun or with varying degrees of shade. Each method produces varying degrees
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Everything you need to know about the health benefits of Pu'Erh Tea

Health Benefits of Pu’Erh Tea

Health Benefits of Pu’Erh Tea Article By: @MayKingTea When I was growing up, my parents, brother, sister and myself would pop into Manchester in the UK on a Sunday afternoon along with hundreds of other Chinese families and have Dim Sum (or as I’ve recently
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How To Quickly Get Rid of Headaches

How to Quickly Get Rid of Headaches With NeuroModulation Technique

How to Quickly Get Rid of Headaches With NeuroModulation Technique Article By: Dr. Fred Bloem Yesterday afternoon I treated a patient who had been complaining of a severe headache with NeuroModulation Technique (NMT). Today she sent me the following testimonial: “I’m a 59 year old
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How To Sit In Meditation

When you sit in meditation please do not move your body at all. Sit with your back nicely straight but not rigid. Try to have every vertebrae stacked comfortably one on top of the other. This position has the tendency to bring your chest up
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Urapa Nontasut shares tips on how to stop pain and negative emotions through her life experiences; she shares these mental health tips.

How to Stop Pain & Negative Emotions

How to Stop Pain & Negative Emotions Article By: Urapa Nontasut Some people have asked me how they can stop feeling pain and negative emotions. Here are 3 things I do. 1. Acknowledge your negative emotions It is healthy to acknowledge your negative emotions. Don’t
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How To Turn Any Shower Into An Aromatherapy Experience

How To Turn Any Shower Into An Aromatherapy Experience Rare is the creature that does not enjoy a hot, steamy shower, especially after a long day. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting any type of spas, you’ll probably have experienced proper steam rooms.
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Hydrating Via Naturally Flavored Water

I’ve heard a lot of family and friends complain about how they know they should drink plenty of water but that sometimes it’s just a chore because it’s a bore.  There are several companies out there (who will remain unnamed) that specialize in offering you
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Is noise pollution making you sick? Here's what you can do about it according to Hollywood's Dr. Jessica Wu.

Is Noise Pollution Making You Sick?

Is Noise Pollution Making You Sick? Article By : Dr. Jessica Wu Is noise pollution making you sick? Have you noticed how loud it’s getting? In addition to car horns and leaf blowers on the street, now we have earbuds and wall-shaking sound systems in
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Tea Truths- Debunking Myths about Teas versus Herbal Infusions

Making Sure We’re on the Same Tea Page

Tea Truths – Making Sure We’re on the Same Tea Page Article Author: @MayKingTea “Tea is dehydrating, so if you want a hot drink then go for herbal tea instead.”  I know: I nearly spilled my Travel Mug and spat out my tea when a speaker
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MIC Injections: Adjunctive Weight Loss Treatment

MIC Injections: Adjunctive Weight Loss Treatment

MIC Injections: Adjunctive Weight Loss Treatment- Alternative Weight Reduction Treatments Article By: Dr. Fred Bloem MIC injections are among the newest adjunctive therapies that I am offering to my patients as part of their weight reduction treatment. The primary weight reduction protocol that I recommend
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Natural Insect Repellent

Natural Insect Repellent I have had my share of trekking through Indonesian rain forests and Brazilian farms and am far more acquainted with the consortium of global bugs than I’d like to be. It is of course, all part of the experience of traveling- encountering
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Non-toxic Floor Cleaner

Natural and Non-toxic Floor Cleaner Whether you’re someone who has the privilege of having maids to clean your house or you do it yourself, using non-toxic floor cleaners should be of paramount concern to anyone who cares about health. Most of the floor cleaning products
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The Origins of Acupuncture and its role in modern medicine.

Origins of Acupuncture

Origins of Acupuncture Article By: Pam Chang of Sarana Community Acupuncture The origins of acupuncture are lost in pre-history. There are strong arguments that acupuncture was practiced 5,000 years ago – as evidenced by non-ornamental tattoos on Otzi, the Ice Age man whose mummified body
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The Importance of Water Temperatures For Brewing Tea

The Importance of Water Temperatures For Brewing Tea

The Importance of Water Temperatures For Brewing Tea Article By: @MayKingTea If you’re a big tea drinker then you’ve probably heard that there are optimum and “correct” water temperatures for brewing different kinds of teas. This is true due to the different properties of each
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The Spirit of Giving- ideas for meaningful gifts and being of service to others.

The Spirit of Giving in 2017 and Beyond

Meaningful Gifts – The Spirit of Giving in 2017 and Beyond For the first 20 years of my life, my family and I were very much into the major holiday celebrations around Christmastime, including the tradition of gift giving. It was a lot of fun
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The Truth About Caffeine: Tea, Coffee, The Good, The Bad

The Truth About Caffeine

The Truth About Caffeine Article By: @MayKingTea As a child I remember playing the game Chinese Whispers and it was always a lot of fun at the end of the game when we discover what was originally said compared to what was finally said.  I
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The Truth About Green Tea

The Truth About Green Tea

The Truth About Green Tea Article By: @MayKingTea As a tea note speaker, I’m often asked many questions about tea and green tea in particular.  Here are some frequently asked questions and my accompanying answers. Make a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy. Why
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The Truth About Oolong Tea

The Truth About Oolong Tea

The Truth About Oolong Tea @MayKingTeaArticle By: Type “Oolong” tea into your favourite search engine (such as Google or Bing) and you are going to be inundated with websites that proclaim oolong as a fat-busting, miracle-working, weight loss tea. I hate to disappoint you folks
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Why Do I Have Freckles?

Why Do I Have Freckles? Article By: Dr. Jessica Wu Freckles may be cute on children – and on such beauties as Lucy Liu, Rashida Jones and Emma Stone – but are they a sign of sun damage? Why do some people have them while
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How To Brew Green Tea and why Green Tea shouldn't taste bitter.

Why Green Tea Shouldn’t Taste Bitter and How To Brew Green Tea

Why Green Tea Shouldn’t Taste Bitter and How To Brew Green Tea Article By: @MayKingTea When I speak to people about tea, they often proceed to tell me that they either hate or love green ea. For those that hate green tea, I will ask
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