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Interview with Robert Thurman about Tibetan Medicine & Padma Basic

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang was born in Amdo, in Eastern Tibet. Interested in the traditional healing science of his people, he began his early medical studies at the local Tibetan Medicine hospital. Later he gained scholarship entry to Lhasa Tibetan Medical University, where he completed his medical education in 1996. Dr. Nida completed his practical training […]

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Summer Produce Obsessions

I’m loving my summer produce these days! Although if you live in San Francisco like me, “summer” is a relative term 😉 Still, living near so many organic small farms in Northern California, there’s an abundance of delicious summer produce at my fingertips. And then in my face. Below is a list of some summer […]

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Your Metabolism Affects Much More Than Just Weight

When we hear the term “good metabolism” in social situations, it’s usually about somebody who seems to be able to eat and eat — without gaining weight. But metabolic health entails much more than this. Although it’s true that your metabolic rate is the speed at which your body burns calories, your metabolism has more […]

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Detox Your Body With Hot Springs In A Pill

Dear Readers, I’ve written before about “fountain of youth” hot spring waters which are super rich in minerals and sulfur compounds. These substances penetrate the skin and relieve muscle aches/spasms, arthritis and skin rashes. The warmth of the water increases circulation which helps detoxification and improves blood flow to the heart. I realize some of […]

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Pear, Feta and Pecan Stuffed Pita

Servings: 1 Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: Less than 10 minutes 1/2 pear, sliced 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons pecan halves or chopped 1 cup baby spinach 1/4 cup grated carrots 2 tablespoons dressing (real ingredients or a homemade Italian style) 2/3 pita (save the rest to make pita chips) In a […]

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