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Month: October 2013

Are You An Accidental Orthorectic? It’s Possible…

I saw a pleasant but very worried 40-something woman a few weeks ago who had written on her intake form “Candida!” “Food allergies!” and “I don’t know what to eat!” To be honest, she didn’t look particularly healthy, likely because she was both poorly nourished and depressed. Her story is provocative. Many months earlier, feeling tired and depressed, her digestion a bit off and having occasional Read More

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Welcome Dr. Kristen Donigan

This health tip is especially exciting for me as I have the pleasure of announcing that a new physician, Kristen Donigan, DO, has joined WholeHealth Chicago and is available for appointments. After a decade of trying to find my first physician associate, I felt blessed when Casey Kelley, MD, joined us, though I was concerned that it might take another ten years to find a Read More

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The Dragon’s Way for the Holidays

Want to breeze through the holidays? Turn the Winter Blues into the Winter Smiles? Sign up for the Dragon’s Way® Program and tune up your mind, body & spirit. Lose Weight. Reduce Stress. Improve wellness. Join the thousands whose lives have changed because of the Dragon’s Way. Next 6 week class begins at WholeHealth Chicago on Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00 pm. Taught by certified Read More

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Psychiatry Has Gone Bonkers

It may come as a surprise to learn that 11% of Americans over age 6 are taking one or more psychoactive drugs (also called psychotropics) daily for various forms of mental illness. In fact the fastest growing population being prescribed psychoactive drugs are children between 2 and 11. Would it surprise you to learn that more people take second-generation (aka atypical) antipsychotics–Seroquel, Zyprexa, and others–than Read More

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Coping With Work Stress

You’d need to be a fly on the wall of my secluded little exam room at WholeHealth Chicago to realize how thoroughly day-to-day stress contributes to chronic physical and emotional ill health. Stress occurs when some force to which you’ve relinquished power controls your life. The source might be work, money, relationships, caregiving…or some grim combination of these. You know the list. In fact, you Read More

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Balsamic Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Ingredients 1 (4-oz.) package feta cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup chopped dried sweet cherries 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley $ 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided $ 1 1/2 pounds carrots $ 1 1/2 pounds parsnips 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar $ Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Toss together first 5 Read More

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Baked Chicken Mediterranean

Ingredients: 4 split organic free-range chicken breasts [skinless are fine] Sea salt and gluten-free Lemon Pepper seasoning, to taste 1 14-oz can Muir Glen fire-roasted tomatoes with juice 3/4 cup of your Muir Glen pasta sauce 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup red wine 6 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups of thin pepper strips- mixed green, yellow and orange peppers 2 large portobella mushrooms, sliced Read More

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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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    Last week I talked about the problem many of you are facing with skyrocketing insurance premiums and deductibles so astronomical you wonder if you have any health insurance at all. We got into this fine pickle because: US healthcare prices are the highest in the …Read More »

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