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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

Posted in D, Knowledge Base, Weight Issues

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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This demonstration of Taoist Tai Chi® arts will give you an opportunity to learn more about this ancient path to good health of body and mind. Taoist Tai Chi® arts help to promote a healthy, balanced life style and a simple way to manage stress. Taoist Tai Chi® arts offers a chance to discover a powerful adaptable, and accessible tool for all ages, including seniors, and people with specific health concerns. These arts can be used to help people take responsibility for their health on its own or as a complement to medical treatment they may be receiving.

 

**Facial Rejuvenation Guasha Class
The Ultimate DIY Anti-Aging Facial!

With Mari Stecker, LAc
Thursday September 21, 2017, 6:30-8PM, $65 course fee

Join us and learn a traditional Chinese facial rejuvenation technique that you can do yourself! Guasha treatment is a 2,000 year old Chinese massage technique that uses a flat tool to apply pressure to the skin to increase circulation as it moves along acupuncture channels.

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
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* promotes a healthy, younger and more radiant look

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**Vaginal Rejuvenation
October 12th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm  Fee: $65
With Mari Stecker, LAc & Renee Zambo, RYT

Are you experiencing vaginal dryness? Or pain with intercourse? Have you been told you have vaginal atrophy due to menopauseAre you frustrated because you believe your sex life is overWell, it doesn’t have to be!

Come learn easy, non-pharmaceutical, non-hormonal, low cost techniques that you can do at home to help alleviate vaginal dryness, atrophy, thinning of vaginal skin and/or painful intercourse.

This class is appropriate for any woman who is experiencing discomfort during intercourse, pelvic exams or daily activities due to vaginal dryness and atrophy as well as women who are experiencing vaginal changes due to perimenopause, menopause, cancer treatments, hysterectomy or medications.

This class will include information on specific instructions for self-treatments that can be done at home as well as yoga postures and meditation that focus on the pelvic region.

Movement and breath will draw awareness to the pelvic floor, and facilitate both the full relaxation and activation of pelvic floor muscles. A short guided meditation will reconnect awareness to the feminine energy held within the pelvis.

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