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Blue Heron Acupuncture & Apothecary

Providing Classical Chinese Medicine to Charleston, SC

<p>Just looking at this cookbook feels like Spring! You’re ready to live healthier, eat cleaner, and fill your belly with nutritious, delicious food. Us, too! Dive into these recipes and schedule your Health and Nutrition Coaching session with Dana Bufalino to get on track. What a great way to embrace spring! (at Hampton Park)</p>

Just looking at this cookbook feels like Spring! You’re ready to live healthier, eat cleaner, and fill your belly with nutritious, delicious food. Us, too! Dive into these recipes and schedule your Health and Nutrition Coaching session with Dana Bufalino to get on track. What a great way to embrace spring! (at Hampton Park)

Posted 8 hours ago
<p>Tomorrow is the last day to vote for BEST OF CHARLESTON. Thank you all for your nominations and votes! If you haven’t yet, please head to the polls and consider Blue Heron for Best Acupuncturist. We sure appreciate your support!!! 💖💖💖<br/>
#holistichealth #charlestonacupuncture #charlestonhealth #happythursdayeveryone #itsbeautifuloutside #chinesemedicine #acupunctureworks  (at Charleston, South Carolina)</p>

Tomorrow is the last day to vote for BEST OF CHARLESTON. Thank you all for your nominations and votes! If you haven’t yet, please head to the polls and consider Blue Heron for Best Acupuncturist. We sure appreciate your support!!! 💖💖💖
#holistichealth #charlestonacupuncture #charlestonhealth #happythursdayeveryone #itsbeautifuloutside #chinesemedicine #acupunctureworks (at Charleston, South Carolina)

Posted 1 day ago
<p>Gameplan: Allergies</p>

<p>Spring is on the horizon! While many are excited that the sunnier, warmer days mean getting outside and smelling the flowers, others are eyeing the yellow mist of pollen with trepidation. We’re here to help! But don’t wait: start your game plan to ease allergy season NOW; don’t wait until you’re already in the worst of it.</p>

<p>1. Quercetin + Bromelain - This antihistamine and anti-inflammatory power duo will be your best friend during allergy season. Quercetin, a bioflavonoid, reduces histamines, which launch allergic reactions, released from your immune cells. Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapple, diminishes swelling of your nasal passages and thins mucus, making it easier for you to breathe as well as enhancing absorption of Quercetin.</p>

<p>2. Vitamin C - Another great anti-histamine, vitamin C gives your immune system a powerful boost. It also helps your body detoxify.</p>

<p>3. Niaouli Essential Oil - This melaleuca oil, related to Tea Tree (which is a better choice for children), decreases antihistamines that cause allergic symptoms. However, you want to use it in the weeks or months PRECEDING allergy season, not during an acute attack, as it could actually worsen the histamine response then. To use Niaouli before allergy season, smell it several times a day, diffuse it, combine it with Epsom salts for a bath, or dilute it and rub it over your chest daily.</p>

<p>4. Essential Oil Blends for Use During Allergy Season - Schedule a treatment to get a custom-made blend or put together your own. We create blends for patients based on their individual symptoms and presentations. Some of our favorite oils for spring allergies include: fir, lavender, lemon, peppermint, and rosalina.</p>

<p>5. Acupuncture - Let the needles calm your immune system, open your sinuses, relax a tight neck and shoulders, encourage healthy lymphatic drainage, and decrease heat signs in your body.</p>

<p>#springallergies #itsprettyoutside #quercetin #bromelain #niaouli #essentialoils #acupuncture #charleston #westashley  (at Hampton Park)</p>

Gameplan: Allergies

Spring is on the horizon! While many are excited that the sunnier, warmer days mean getting outside and smelling the flowers, others are eyeing the yellow mist of pollen with trepidation. We’re here to help! But don’t wait: start your game plan to ease allergy season NOW; don’t wait until you’re already in the worst of it.

1. Quercetin + Bromelain - This antihistamine and anti-inflammatory power duo will be your best friend during allergy season. Quercetin, a bioflavonoid, reduces histamines, which launch allergic reactions, released from your immune cells. Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapple, diminishes swelling of your nasal passages and thins mucus, making it easier for you to breathe as well as enhancing absorption of Quercetin.

2. Vitamin C - Another great anti-histamine, vitamin C gives your immune system a powerful boost. It also helps your body detoxify.

3. Niaouli Essential Oil - This melaleuca oil, related to Tea Tree (which is a better choice for children), decreases antihistamines that cause allergic symptoms. However, you want to use it in the weeks or months PRECEDING allergy season, not during an acute attack, as it could actually worsen the histamine response then. To use Niaouli before allergy season, smell it several times a day, diffuse it, combine it with Epsom salts for a bath, or dilute it and rub it over your chest daily.

4. Essential Oil Blends for Use During Allergy Season - Schedule a treatment to get a custom-made blend or put together your own. We create blends for patients based on their individual symptoms and presentations. Some of our favorite oils for spring allergies include: fir, lavender, lemon, peppermint, and rosalina.

5. Acupuncture - Let the needles calm your immune system, open your sinuses, relax a tight neck and shoulders, encourage healthy lymphatic drainage, and decrease heat signs in your body.

#springallergies #itsprettyoutside #quercetin #bromelain #niaouli #essentialoils #acupuncture #charleston #westashley (at Hampton Park)

Posted 4 days ago
<p>Today rings in the Chinese New Year, and with it, a new energy unfolds. Coming to a close is the action-packed Year of the Fire Rooster - hope, power, excitement, hard work, and commitment were themes of the year. Now, we turn the page and welcome the Year of the Earth Dog! </p>

<p>The dog in our photo may look like he’s had a tough go of it, but that’s no surprise given the last scratching and plucking he’s received by the Fire Rooster.  Loyal, eager to help others, playful and sincere - these are the noble qualities that a dog embodies. When paired with the stable, honest, and kind persona of the Earth element, we see that the Earth Dog is endowed with some of the finest qualities of all the astrology animals.</p>

<p>A Dog year is a time of truth, fairness, and equality. Under the dog’s watchful and just eye, integrity and honesty are the values that lead to success. Dogs have a keen ability to sniff out wrongdoing and their senses lead to the discovery of truth. The Earth dog has a strong sense of right and wrong and fair play, and they will not abandon or hesitate to make sacrifices for people and ideas they believe in.</p>

<p>After the passion and drama of a Fire Rooster year, the Earth Dog year ushers in compassion, sympathy, nurturance and grounding.  Like the archetype of the Mother Earth, the Earth element connects us to nature and nourishment.  The Year of the Earth Dog is also a time for succeeding in your endeavors, after all of the commitment and hard work put into them during the year of the Fire Rooster. <br/>
#chinesenewyear #earthdog #yearofthedog #happyfriyay #charleston #wefeelya #ithasarrived  (at Charleston, South Carolina)</p>

Today rings in the Chinese New Year, and with it, a new energy unfolds. Coming to a close is the action-packed Year of the Fire Rooster - hope, power, excitement, hard work, and commitment were themes of the year. Now, we turn the page and welcome the Year of the Earth Dog!

The dog in our photo may look like he’s had a tough go of it, but that’s no surprise given the last scratching and plucking he’s received by the Fire Rooster. Loyal, eager to help others, playful and sincere - these are the noble qualities that a dog embodies. When paired with the stable, honest, and kind persona of the Earth element, we see that the Earth Dog is endowed with some of the finest qualities of all the astrology animals.

A Dog year is a time of truth, fairness, and equality. Under the dog’s watchful and just eye, integrity and honesty are the values that lead to success. Dogs have a keen ability to sniff out wrongdoing and their senses lead to the discovery of truth. The Earth dog has a strong sense of right and wrong and fair play, and they will not abandon or hesitate to make sacrifices for people and ideas they believe in.

After the passion and drama of a Fire Rooster year, the Earth Dog year ushers in compassion, sympathy, nurturance and grounding. Like the archetype of the Mother Earth, the Earth element connects us to nature and nourishment. The Year of the Earth Dog is also a time for succeeding in your endeavors, after all of the commitment and hard work put into them during the year of the Fire Rooster.
#chinesenewyear #earthdog #yearofthedog #happyfriyay #charleston #wefeelya #ithasarrived (at Charleston, South Carolina)

Posted 1 week ago
<p>We doubt we’re the only ones feeling those last dramatic shakes of the Fire Rooster’s tail feathers! 🔥🐓🔥 For those of you who aren’t quite sure what to make of this start to 2018, hang in there. The Chinese New Year doesn’t show its face until February 16th. And guess what face that will be this year?!? That’s right! The loyal, trusting, joyful persona of the Earth Dog! Read on for wise and inspiring words from Blue Heron’s own Cythera Wilkerson, L.Ac., to find out what to expect come this shift in energies in mid-February. 👉👉👉<br/>
What comes to mind when you think of a dog?  Loyalty, companionship, unconditional love.  Playfulness, excitement, joy.  These are some of the words that come to mind for me when I think of my dogs at home.  This may be different for those of you who are not dog people, but that doesn’t mean that the coming year won’t be full of these quality traits.  On February 16, we will welcome the beginning of the year of the Earth Dog.  The past two years have been related to the fire element (2016 was the year of the fire monkey and 2017 was the fire rooster). We have had times of big change and powerful energy.  We have seen the trickery and intelligence of the monkey and heard the strong crow of the rooster.  Have you felt these energies in your life over the past two years? <br/>
The coming year will embody not only the quality traits of the loyal, loving, joyful dog, it will also hold space for the grounded, motherly, nourishing quality traits of the earth element, the dog’s natural element.  The earth is related to the Stomach and Spleen from a Chinese Medicine perspective.  It is the place we gain nourishment, support, and sustenance.  It is our personal Mother Earth within. <br/>
The Earth Dog year represents a time to get in touch again with those parts of our lives to which we feel loyalties, return to our sanctuaries and allow them to nourish us, provide for the needs we know we have felt too busy to acknowledge, play and jump and feel the joy of just being.  As we enter this new rotation, let us nourish these important aspects of our life.  Gong Xi Fa Cai!<br/>
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#chinesenewyear #earthdog #keepcalm #charleston #bluemoon (at Charleston, South Carolina)</p>

We doubt we’re the only ones feeling those last dramatic shakes of the Fire Rooster’s tail feathers! 🔥🐓🔥 For those of you who aren’t quite sure what to make of this start to 2018, hang in there. The Chinese New Year doesn’t show its face until February 16th. And guess what face that will be this year?!? That’s right! The loyal, trusting, joyful persona of the Earth Dog! Read on for wise and inspiring words from Blue Heron’s own Cythera Wilkerson, L.Ac., to find out what to expect come this shift in energies in mid-February. 👉👉👉
What comes to mind when you think of a dog? Loyalty, companionship, unconditional love. Playfulness, excitement, joy. These are some of the words that come to mind for me when I think of my dogs at home. This may be different for those of you who are not dog people, but that doesn’t mean that the coming year won’t be full of these quality traits. On February 16, we will welcome the beginning of the year of the Earth Dog. The past two years have been related to the fire element (2016 was the year of the fire monkey and 2017 was the fire rooster). We have had times of big change and powerful energy. We have seen the trickery and intelligence of the monkey and heard the strong crow of the rooster. Have you felt these energies in your life over the past two years?
The coming year will embody not only the quality traits of the loyal, loving, joyful dog, it will also hold space for the grounded, motherly, nourishing quality traits of the earth element, the dog’s natural element. The earth is related to the Stomach and Spleen from a Chinese Medicine perspective. It is the place we gain nourishment, support, and sustenance. It is our personal Mother Earth within.
The Earth Dog year represents a time to get in touch again with those parts of our lives to which we feel loyalties, return to our sanctuaries and allow them to nourish us, provide for the needs we know we have felt too busy to acknowledge, play and jump and feel the joy of just being. As we enter this new rotation, let us nourish these important aspects of our life. Gong Xi Fa Cai!
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#chinesenewyear #earthdog #keepcalm #charleston #bluemoon (at Charleston, South Carolina)

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Now that we are one day past Valentine’s, let it be that reminder to fill your life with LOVE, turn CARE inward (as well as share it with others 🌎), and delight in your SENSES. All of these intentions help us be more present, mindful, forgiving, generous, happy and at peace…a recipe for a better world and a better life.<br/>
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Thank you to DANA BUFALINO, Health and Nutrition Coach at Blue Heron, for these suggestions on healthy foods to incorporate in your diet to care for your self and your skin! Simple is satisfying! Call, email or go online to schedule your appointment with Dana today! ❤️<br/>
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#Repost @kind_roots with @get_repost<br/>
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Last night’s dinner. When I’m eating, I love thinking about what each of the yummy ingredients I’m eating is doing for my bod.</p>

<p>Last night, I:<br/>
- reduced inflammation with arugula 😍<br/>
- gave my skin a natural defense against the sun (much needed after an afternoon at the beach) with yellow tomatoes 😎<br/>
- gave my skin a major boost with radishes, one of the top skin foods 💪🏼<br/>
- reduced lines and protected against future wrinkles with sweet potatoes 🙌🏼<br/>
- ate collagen (which keeps skin looking firm👌🏻) in its purest and most natural form with chicken</p>

Now that we are one day past Valentine’s, let it be that reminder to fill your life with LOVE, turn CARE inward (as well as share it with others 🌎), and delight in your SENSES. All of these intentions help us be more present, mindful, forgiving, generous, happy and at peace…a recipe for a better world and a better life.
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Thank you to DANA BUFALINO, Health and Nutrition Coach at Blue Heron, for these suggestions on healthy foods to incorporate in your diet to care for your self and your skin! Simple is satisfying! Call, email or go online to schedule your appointment with Dana today! ❤️
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#Repost @kind_roots with @get_repost
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Last night’s dinner. When I’m eating, I love thinking about what each of the yummy ingredients I’m eating is doing for my bod.

Last night, I:
- reduced inflammation with arugula 😍
- gave my skin a natural defense against the sun (much needed after an afternoon at the beach) with yellow tomatoes 😎
- gave my skin a major boost with radishes, one of the top skin foods 💪🏼
- reduced lines and protected against future wrinkles with sweet potatoes 🙌🏼
- ate collagen (which keeps skin looking firm👌🏻) in its purest and most natural form with chicken

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Oh my! So much beauty (inside and out) makes my heart pitter patter. 💘 Lots of love to these ladies of Blue Heron who make the magic happen. And the lovely and amazing chanteuses @leahsuarez @vima.rhodes who delivered a singing telegram from @ohmradio963! Can’t think of a better Valentine’s gift!! 💗Lisa (at Blue Heron Acupuncture & Apothecary)</p>

Oh my! So much beauty (inside and out) makes my heart pitter patter. 💘 Lots of love to these ladies of Blue Heron who make the magic happen. And the lovely and amazing chanteuses @leahsuarez @vima.rhodes who delivered a singing telegram from @ohmradio963! Can’t think of a better Valentine’s gift!! 💗Lisa (at Blue Heron Acupuncture & Apothecary)

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Another Sweet & Healthy Treat for you, Valentine! 💖 Sweet Potato Brownies</p>

<p>Thank you to DANA BUFALINO, Health & Nutrition Coach at Blue Heron, for sharing this lovely, healthy recipe!</p>

<p>We have two holidays quickly approaching: Valentine’s Day on February 14 and Chinese New Year on February 16.</p>

<p>This Chinese New Year, we’re celebrating Earth Dog, which is very nurturing and supporting of digestion.</p>

<p>Since one of the most nurturing ways you can support your body is from the inside out, we thought a healthy recipe…and one that incorporates well-known aphrodisiacs…..is the perfect way to celebrate BOTH holidays this year. </p>

<p>Very few ingredients make up this delicious recipe and every single one of them supports the body AND a healthy libido.</p>

<p>Cacao: <br/>
Your taste buds aren’t lying to you. Chocolate has a mood-boosting stimulant called theobromine that is released in the body when you eat chocolate. So science actually backs up your hunch that YES, chocolate DOES make you feel good.<br/>
Cacao also releases oxytocin, endorphins and dopamine, all of which are feel good compounds.</p>

<p>Sweet Potatoes:<br/>
Sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin A, which is converted into beta carotene in the body. Beta carotene has been shown to increase healthy cervical fluid in the body…..aka natural lubricant.</p>

<p>Almonds:<br/>
Almonds are high in zinc which studies show may increase sperm production in males.</p>

<p>Optional Topping: Pomegranates<br/>
Pomegranates may increase testosterone in both men and women, which increases libido.</p>

<p>Sweet Potato Brownies (Topped with Sea Salt!)<br/>
Wet Ingredients:<br/>
- ¼ cup maple syrup<br/>
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil<br/>
- 3 eggs<br/>
- 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato (about 1 medium sized)<br/><br/>
Dry Ingredients:<br/>
- 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon cocoa powder<br/>
- ¾ cup almond meal<br/>
- 1 teaspoon baking powder<br/><br/>
Toppings:<br/>
- sea salt<br/>
- optional: pomegranate seeds<br/><br/>
Instructions:<br/>
- Preheat oven to 350°F.<br/>
- Line 8 in x 8 in baking dish with parchment paper.<br/>
- Whisk the wet ingredients (maple syrup, coconut oil and eggs) together minus the sweet potato.<br/>
- In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (cocoa powder, almond meal, baking powder).<br/>
- Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet, little by little, until well combined<br/>
- Stir in the mashed sweet potato.<br/>
- Pour mixture into lined baking pan.<br/>
- Bake for 30-35 minutes (stick a toothpick into the center to make sure it’s done!).<br/>
- Sprinkle with sea salt or pomegranate seeds and enjoy!<br/><br/>
Other Aphrodisiacs:<br/>
- oysters<br/>
- pumpkin seeds – high in zinc, which may help sperm production<br/>
- sunflower seeds<br/>
- maca – known as nature’s Viagra<br/>
- avocado<br/>
- eggs</p>

<p>#bemine #bemyvalentine #sweettreat #holistichealth #nutrition #brownies #charleston #westashleysc</p>

Another Sweet & Healthy Treat for you, Valentine! 💖 Sweet Potato Brownies

Thank you to DANA BUFALINO, Health & Nutrition Coach at Blue Heron, for sharing this lovely, healthy recipe!

We have two holidays quickly approaching: Valentine’s Day on February 14 and Chinese New Year on February 16.

This Chinese New Year, we’re celebrating Earth Dog, which is very nurturing and supporting of digestion.

Since one of the most nurturing ways you can support your body is from the inside out, we thought a healthy recipe…and one that incorporates well-known aphrodisiacs…..is the perfect way to celebrate BOTH holidays this year.

Very few ingredients make up this delicious recipe and every single one of them supports the body AND a healthy libido.

Cacao:
Your taste buds aren’t lying to you. Chocolate has a mood-boosting stimulant called theobromine that is released in the body when you eat chocolate. So science actually backs up your hunch that YES, chocolate DOES make you feel good.
Cacao also releases oxytocin, endorphins and dopamine, all of which are feel good compounds.

Sweet Potatoes:
Sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin A, which is converted into beta carotene in the body. Beta carotene has been shown to increase healthy cervical fluid in the body…..aka natural lubricant.

Almonds:
Almonds are high in zinc which studies show may increase sperm production in males.

Optional Topping: Pomegranates
Pomegranates may increase testosterone in both men and women, which increases libido.

Sweet Potato Brownies (Topped with Sea Salt!)
Wet Ingredients:
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato (about 1 medium sized)

Dry Ingredients:
- 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ¾ cup almond meal
- 1 teaspoon baking powder

Toppings:
- sea salt
- optional: pomegranate seeds

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line 8 in x 8 in baking dish with parchment paper.
- Whisk the wet ingredients (maple syrup, coconut oil and eggs) together minus the sweet potato.
- In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (cocoa powder, almond meal, baking powder).
- Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet, little by little, until well combined
- Stir in the mashed sweet potato.
- Pour mixture into lined baking pan.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes (stick a toothpick into the center to make sure it’s done!).
- Sprinkle with sea salt or pomegranate seeds and enjoy!

Other Aphrodisiacs:
- oysters
- pumpkin seeds – high in zinc, which may help sperm production
- sunflower seeds
- maca – known as nature’s Viagra
- avocado
- eggs

#bemine #bemyvalentine #sweettreat #holistichealth #nutrition #brownies #charleston #westashleysc

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Yesss! Indulge in some chocolate today and take a moment to be grateful for YOU! We are!<br/>
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Did you know luxurious chocolate has some great health benefits? In moderation (and without a ton of dairy and sugar), it drains heat from the heart, which equates to calming anxiety and supporting your cardiovascular system. The addition of berries adds a heart and blood nourishing component to this recipe. <br/>
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Thank you to @hillarysabbatontp for sharing this sweet recipe!! ✨ As you savor it or another lovely treat today, take a moment to relax, breathe, and tune in. What do you notice in your body while you’re eating? Can you be grateful for and caring of yourself in this moment?<br/>
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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!! 💘</p>

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Happy Valentine’s Days 💗</p>

<p>Chocolate with health benefits for your luvuh! Or yourself, I don’t judge. <br/>
Chocolate Sweethearts:<br/>
1 cup melted cacao butter<br/>
½ cup raw cacao powder<br/>
1tsp vanilla<br/>
1-2Tbs local honey <br/>
Couple dashes of sea salt<br/>
Fruit preserves of your choice - I used black raspberry<br/>
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-whisk everything {except preserves}together over medium low heat until well combined -put a smidge of preserves first, then spoon cacao mixture on top of it in adorable heart molds that kind of resemble, eh hem #heartslooklikebutts 💁🏻‍♀️<br/>
-place in freezer until solid<br/>
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#chocolate #antioxidants #magnesium #calcium #iron #fats #valentinesday18 #nutritionallove #ntp #nta #jerf #foodheals #foodloves #bemine #happyvalentines</p>

Yesss! Indulge in some chocolate today and take a moment to be grateful for YOU! We are!
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Did you know luxurious chocolate has some great health benefits? In moderation (and without a ton of dairy and sugar), it drains heat from the heart, which equates to calming anxiety and supporting your cardiovascular system. The addition of berries adds a heart and blood nourishing component to this recipe.
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Thank you to @hillarysabbatontp for sharing this sweet recipe!! ✨ As you savor it or another lovely treat today, take a moment to relax, breathe, and tune in. What do you notice in your body while you’re eating? Can you be grateful for and caring of yourself in this moment?
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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!! 💘

#Repost @hillarysabbatontp with @get_repost
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Happy Valentine’s Days 💗

Chocolate with health benefits for your luvuh! Or yourself, I don’t judge.
Chocolate Sweethearts:
1 cup melted cacao butter
½ cup raw cacao powder
1tsp vanilla
1-2Tbs local honey
Couple dashes of sea salt
Fruit preserves of your choice - I used black raspberry
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-whisk everything {except preserves}together over medium low heat until well combined -put a smidge of preserves first, then spoon cacao mixture on top of it in adorable heart molds that kind of resemble, eh hem #heartslooklikebutts 💁🏻‍♀️
-place in freezer until solid
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#chocolate #antioxidants #magnesium #calcium #iron #fats #valentinesday18 #nutritionallove #ntp #nta #jerf #foodheals #foodloves #bemine #happyvalentines

Posted 1 week ago
<p>How is your gallbladder feeling? A little rundown and worse for wear? Not surprising - our culture’s common diet of rich, fatty and fried foods quickly takes a toll on this organ. Gallbladder surgery is so common nowadays it’s often assumed a given at some point in one’s life.<br/>
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Good news! Acupuncture and herbs can help. Used preventatively, they strengthen your gallbladder, which stores bile to digest fats, decrease sludge and stones, and help you avoid surgery.<br/>
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We are coming up quickly on the Spring season, which relates to the liver and gallbladder in Chinese medicine. This is a perfect time of year to do a gentle cleanse (still eating foods but ones that ease the load on the liver and gallbladder), get acupuncture and take a round of herbs that soften stones. In fact, taking this approach each Spring greatly decreases your chances of having gallbladder stones and removal.<br/>
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In Chinese medicine, all organs have a corresponding emotional association. The Wood element organs (liver and gallbladder) relate to vision and insight, making decisions and seeing them through, creativity and justice. The gallbladder in particular corresponds to the courage to move forward with decisions you have made. If these are aspects of life with which you struggle, treating your gallbladder with acupuncture, herbs and diet may just make the difference for which you’ve been looking. 🤸🏻‍♀️🌲🍃🌞✨ </p>

How is your gallbladder feeling? A little rundown and worse for wear? Not surprising - our culture’s common diet of rich, fatty and fried foods quickly takes a toll on this organ. Gallbladder surgery is so common nowadays it’s often assumed a given at some point in one’s life.
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Good news! Acupuncture and herbs can help. Used preventatively, they strengthen your gallbladder, which stores bile to digest fats, decrease sludge and stones, and help you avoid surgery.
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We are coming up quickly on the Spring season, which relates to the liver and gallbladder in Chinese medicine. This is a perfect time of year to do a gentle cleanse (still eating foods but ones that ease the load on the liver and gallbladder), get acupuncture and take a round of herbs that soften stones. In fact, taking this approach each Spring greatly decreases your chances of having gallbladder stones and removal.
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In Chinese medicine, all organs have a corresponding emotional association. The Wood element organs (liver and gallbladder) relate to vision and insight, making decisions and seeing them through, creativity and justice. The gallbladder in particular corresponds to the courage to move forward with decisions you have made. If these are aspects of life with which you struggle, treating your gallbladder with acupuncture, herbs and diet may just make the difference for which you’ve been looking. 🤸🏻‍♀️🌲🍃🌞✨

Posted 1 week ago