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Sugar Cravings - What happens when that hotline blings?

🎶I know when that hotline blings… that can only mean one thing…🎶 S U G A R C R A V I N G S Why do we get sugar cravings, and more importantly, what does it mean about our health when we get sugar cravings? As an Ex Donut JUNKIE… no joke, I was addicted. I can honestly say that when you have a sugar craving, the craving is REAL, and nothing is going to stop you from having that sugar. It took me a long time to finally pay attention to what my body was actually saying to me when it was craving sugar, but once I figured it out, I haven’t turned back. In this blog I’m going to explain why we get sugar cravings, what it means from a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) perspective, and how to d

Acne + Diet: A Chinese Medicine Approach

A C N E + D I E T The dreaded “A” word. Becoming more and more of an issue for so many people, especially adults and women. As someone who has dealt with acne for years and still does at times, I understand how frustrating and upsetting it can be in so many ways. Your face is the first thing somebody sees when they look at you, and to have it covered in red, swollen, painful bumps is heartbreaking. It is emotionally and physically scarring, and can take YEARS to fully heal. I don’t believe there is one solution that will work for everyone, I believe that it is layers and layers of healing that has to happen in many different areas, like hormones, digestion, stress, emotions (past and present

What Is Hyperpigmentation? + The Best Ways To Treat It

H Y P E R P I G M E N T A T I O N Everyone will deal with some sort of hyperpigmentation at some point in their life, whether it's after spending too much time in the sun or after getting a breakout! In this blog post I’m going to go through the different types of hyperpigmentation and how they manifest on the skin! What is hyperpigmentation? Hyperpigmentation is an excess of melanin in the skin, which makes the skin become darker in the area that’s affected. It can also have to do with how the body breaks down excess melanin + hormones, which has to do with the liver. In Chinese Medicine, hyperpigmentaiton is caused by Qi + Blood Stagnation. Liver controls the free flow of Qi in the body an

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