Treating Diverticulitis with Traditional Chinese Medicine

flame-98678Diverticulitis is an acute inflammation of the small pouches (called diverticula) lining the large intestine. It is one of three types of what is known as diverticular disease; the other two being diverticulosis (formation of the pouches) or diverticular bleeding. The small pouches are found throughout the entire digestive system, and when they become blocked with waste material, bacteria builds up, resulting in inflammation or infection. Symptoms of possible diverticulitis include abdominal pain and/or cramps of varying degrees, alternating constipation and diarrhea, tenderness in the lower abdomen and possibly the left side of the abdomen, chills, and/or fever. These symptoms can also reflect other types of gastrointestinal disorders. Continue Reading

Mud Run for Kids: M-o-o-ving Thru’ The Mud With Landon

eb_mud-run7034-adjThe sixth annual M-o-o-ving Thru’ The Mud With Landon mud run for kids, hosted by Circle N Dairy, will be held June 3, 2017 to raise funds for the nonprofit Hope for Hypothalamic Hamartomas (HH), a form of brain lesion, to provide information and support to HH patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers, and promotes research for early detection, improved treatments, and finding the cure. Gates open at 9 a.m. and the main event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a working dairy farm with obstacles designed for children 4 to 15 years old. The kids will be challenged by a course of 10 farm-themed mud pits, including a tunnel Mud Run For Kids Raises Funds for HH Research crawl, rope swing, pig pen, great calf escape and tractor tire dive. There will also be hayrides, face painting, calf petting and other fun activities. Participants are encouraged to bring a towel and change of clothes. No pets are allowed. Continue Reading

Try Celluma LED for Pain Management and Skin Care

cellumabackVitality Life Center has added light emitting diode (LED) phototherapy to its menu of services. According to owner Andy Hopkins, LED phototherapy is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for pain management and skin care. Continue Reading

Open House at Blazing Sky Body Work

crg_blazing-sky-giovinazzo-adjDenise Giovinazzo, LMT, of Blazing Sky Bodywork, is having an Open House from 5 to 7 p.m., May 17, at 2121 Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 107, in Plano, with light snacks and a raffle for free 30-minute lymph therapy of neck and face ($50 value). Continue Reading

Clearing Up the Silver Confusion

article-colloidial-silver-question-mark-2123966-adjThree distinctly different types of silver products exist in the marketplace that are all labeled “colloidal” silver, including ionic silver, silver protein and true colloidal silver. It is important for the consumer to know what to look for to avoid purchasing ineffective products, and especially to prevent potentially dangerous side effects. According to Herbert Slaven, M.D., director of the Institute of Advanced Medicine and a member of the Silver Safety Committee, “Few things in life are as cut and dried as the fact that silver is completely safe when used within normal limits.” Silver has potent antibacterial properties and has been used for centuries. Unlike prescription antibiotics, silver does not cause resistance to the bacteria.

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Prenatal and Pre-conception Class with Integrative Medical Doctors

crg_alina-olteanu-na_pics2-copy-adjcrg_roots-odette-limosnero-adjIntegrative Pediatrician Dr. Alina Olteanu, M.D., Ph.D., and Integrative Gynecologist Dr. Odette Limosnero, M.D., are teaching a class for pregnant women or women that wish to become pregnant from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., May 5, at Whole Child Pediatrics of North Texas, in Frisco. Both doctors practice using the best and most appropriate methods for each patient from the disciplines of Western and natural medicine.

 

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Thermal Bio-Scan Prevention Strategy for the Entire Family

bs_mor-wellness-thermogram-kirsten-ward-photo-5-adjThermal Bio-Scan (computerized regulation thermography), provided by Kirsten Ward, BA, CHS, CNHP, at Mor Wellness Concepts, is a state-of-the-art, U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared, non-invasive method of evaluating the body’s organ systems and identifying physiological dysfunction very early in the disease process. Continue Reading

Creating Your Life Vision Workshop

Tcrg_agape-lee-wolak-3xhi-v2-adjhe Agape Center for Spiritual Living will conduct a workshop, Creating Your Life Vision, facilitated by Rev. Lee Wolak, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 13, at Yeager Office Suites Frisco. Participants will be guided through a process where they create a unique vision for their life to provide a deeper clarity, meaning and purpose. Once completed, it will serve as a framework within which to align every aspect of their life.

They will determine their top values; identity their predominant method of communicating; understand the value of linking actions to their values; create a detailed vision of their dream life in six areas; and build powerful whys (benefits) that will both support and empower their vision.

This workshop is beneficial for couples and singles that desire to have a deeper, more meaningful and supportive relationship. They will discover how knowing their vision brings purpose and joy to everyday life. They will no longer see things as “in the way”, but rather as “on the way” to success.

Cost is $250 in advance at AgapeCSL.com. Location: 2770 Main St., Frisco, TX.

RECIPE: Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes

recipe-pancakes-shutterstock_5412750580-adjMakes 12 silver dollar pancakes
4 eggs, separated, room temperature

1 cup milk (raw cow’s or coconut –  both work)

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp honey

1 /2 cup coconut flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 /2 tsp sea salt Coconut oil or butter for frying

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