Sticking to the principle that taking a rest every once in a while is good for your health, we are away on vacation this week. Susan will be back working in Snohomish on July 30th. Our Woodiniville office will open again on July 31st. Our regular blog posts will also resume on July 30th.
The second week of the TLS program has proven to be much easier than the first. Of all things, I am happy to have protein back in my diet. I am eating much less protein, but that little bit helps a lot. Though the first week was tough, it has proven useful. I have noticed a boost in energy and mental clarity. Both have carried over into this second week. Read more
I have just finished the first week of the Transitions Lifestyle Program. It is called detox week and it is the most difficult week of the program. During this week, you are allowed to eat all the vegetables you would like, but mostly raw, plus three servings of fruit and that’s it. No meat, no fats, no grains, no sugar. Talk about a shock to your system! Read more
Prepared Ginseng Root
Ginseng is one of the most important herbs in Asian medicine. It has traditionally been used to tonify, i.e. to build energy. In Chinese, it is called Ren Shen (person root) because it is a root that has a shape similar to humans. It is an adaptogenic herb, meaning that it responds to the internal environment of your body and brings the body back to a natural internal balance. The reason it can work to both stimulate and calm the body is because it has many different active ingredients called ginsenosides. In Asian medicine, ginseng is often combined with other herbs to heighten the desired affect. Read more