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Replenishing Soil Inside and Out

Replenishing Soil Inside and Out

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. The body is like a garden, with many factors maintaining balance for renewal and survival. Healthy garden soil contains dark humus made of humin, which helps hold water; humic acid, which balances soil acidity and limits...

Summertime Serotonin

Summertime Serotonin

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. Summertime insomnia? Our brains work best when they have a healthy balance of chemicals to perform necessary tasks. Neurotransmitters are the general class of chemicals that work within the brain to signal neurons or nerve...

A Force for Stress: May Ashwagandha Be with You

A Force for Stress: May Ashwagandha Be with You

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. Ashwagandha (withania somnifera dunal) is a medicinal plant that has been used in indigenous medicine for more than 3,000 years. The ancient medicines of India (Ayurveda) and Greece (Unani) list ashwagandha in numerous...

Supplement Timing Helps Absorption

Supplement Timing Helps Absorption

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. There are best practices for administering supplements in your daily regimen to support nutritional gaps. Read on to identify the best ways to take your supplements to maximize their absorption. Water-Soluble and Fat-Soluble...

Seasonal Balance with L-Theanine

Seasonal Balance with L-Theanine

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. The spring equinox, when the sun crosses the celestial equator, occurs March 20 in the Northern Hemisphere. During an equinox, you can expect time to speed up, in a sense. Sunsets and sunrises around equinoxes are faster than...

Pre-Workout Supplements May Stimulate New Year Inspiration

Pre-Workout Supplements May Stimulate New Year Inspiration

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. A new year often inspires working out. Movement is an essential aspect of health. Flushing the body with increased circulation, and massaging the organs, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia with movement is critical...

E is for Everyone!

E is for Everyone!

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, DOM, L.Ac. Vitamin E, also called tocopherol, is found in seeds, nuts, vegetables, oils, fish, poultry, and meats. This beneficial antioxidant can support immunity and fight cell damage from chronic illnesses and cancer. Often a well-rounded...

The Berry Healthy Smoothie Bowl 

The Berry Healthy Smoothie Bowl 

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, DOM, L.Ac. The high fiber and antioxidant content of a smoothie bowl offer a nutritious meal replacement or post-meal dessert. Blueberries and acai are often referred to as “super fruits” due to their high antioxidant content. Berries reduce...

Oldie but Goodie: Dietary Fiber the Healthy Helper

Oldie but Goodie: Dietary Fiber the Healthy Helper

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, DOM, L.Ac. Processed food is often loaded with dangerous ingredients and lacks beneficial nutrition. It provides minimal satisfaction while placing you on a blood sugar roller coaster. Dietary fiber is something your mom or dad lectured you...

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