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Homocysteine and Your Health

The medical profession has done a good job alerting the public to the dangers of high cholesterol, with ample help from the pharmaceutical industry.

Doctors have not done as well explaining the risks of homocysteine, an amino acid that circulates in the blood. High levels are linked to heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and osteoporosis. Interestingly, there’s not been a lick of help from the pharmaceutical industry.

Why not?

Because the most effective treatment for bringing down homocysteine levels is by using pennies-a-day, non-prescription B vitamins, specifically B-6, B-12, and folic acid.

If you’d like your doctor to check your homocysteine level, you may have to ask her. Measuring homocysteine is a simple blood test, but not one routinely included on the blood profiles that are part of a usual check-up.

If you’re following The Triple Whammy Cure program for increasing feel-good serotonin, you’re well covered. The one-a-day Tri-B100 Energy Complex contains enough B vitamins to send your homocysteine scurrying southward.


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Finding Unity – Movement & Meditation

Sunday, February 5th
12:00pm to 2:00pm; $40 Registration Fee

Our world is in a constant state of flux and uncertainty. This can cause occasional turmoil in our lives when the fluctuation feels overwhelming. At these moments it is important to pause and reconnect to our true nature, which is to feel safe, content, and whole.  More>>

 

Facial Guasha Class

The Ultimate DIY Anti-Aging Facial!

Join us and learn a traditional Chinese facial rejuvenation technique that you can do yourself!

Facial guasha is an easy to learn technique that:
* encourages blood flow and promotes radiance
* prevents wrinkles
* activates cells to regain facial elasticity
* drains fluids to detoxify skin and reduce puffiness
* sloughs off dead skin cells
* uplifts and tones skin
* firms up facial muscles
* minimizes dark circles
* promotes a healthy, younger and more radiant look

Your skin will thank you and will look more radiant, smooth and younger!

When: Monday, March 20th, 7-8:30
Where: WholeHealth Chicago, 2265 N. Clybourn Avenue
Cost: $50 includes guasha tool and anti-aging facial oil

Space is limited, pre-registration required by calling 773-296-6700.

Mari Stecker has practiced acupuncture at WholeHealth Chicago for over 20 years. She offers acupuncture facial rejuvenation as well as treatments for many dermatological conditions including acne, psoriasis and eczema. She also treats a full range of conditions including pain, fertility and allergies.
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