Massage is much more fruitful than just a simple pampering. Research has shown massage has many health benefits as well, such as increasing the body’s immune response and a reduction in the levels of stress hormones in the blood to name a few.
This news video shows some of the positive effects of massage as revealed [...]
The cooler months are returning, so the staff at Sustain has some simple advice to help keep pesky colds away. The best advice is what our parents always told us–dress warmly, don’t go out with wet hair, get plenty of sleep and avoid or manage stress.
Also, grayer days mean that most of us are [...]
A warming Chai tea for winter.
To take the chill off autumn, boost digestion and take a delicious break from coffee, try some homemade chai–traditional Indian- spiced black tea, often served with warm milk. Dia serves it with coconut milk and maple sugar for a comforting and energizing pick-me-up. Experiment with the ratio of [...]
It is often not until we relax that we become aware of how stressed we have been throughout the day, week, or even month. Too much stress can be very harmful for your body. Finding ways to de-stress will benefit your health, as well as those around you. One way to reduce stress is [...]
Caffeine is the most common mood altering drug in the world. It is estimated that between 80 and 90 percent of adults and children in North America habitually consume caffeine. About 15% of the general population report having stopped caffeine use completely, citing concern about health and unpleasant side effects. In the United States, [...]
As the number of individuals with chronic back pain increases, Western Doctors recommend patients to Acupuncturists and other Alternative Therapists for effective pain relief.
Read the full article on CNN Health here.
Sustain Community Acupuncture offers wellness for all, naturally. Located in San Diego between the Hillcrest and North park Neighborhoods, Sustain Community Acupuncture offers affordable Acupuncture, [...]
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Sustain Community Acupuncture offers wellness for all, naturally. Located in San Diego between the Hillcrest and North park Neighborhoods, Sustain Community Acupuncture offers affordable Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy and Medical Massage. For questions about this article [...]
In Dr. Barry Groves’ Second Opinion blog. He reviews a study which links consumption of linoleic acid to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Linoleic acid is an omega-6 (n-6) essential fatty acid. “Essential” in this context means that humans can’t make it [...]
In a recent post on Dr. William Davis’s blog, The Heart Scan. Dr. Davis reviews a study demonstrating that consumption of excess carbohydrate can raise cholesterol.
Many know that normal LDL cholesterol isn’t a risk factor for heart disease. However, small, dense LDL cholesterol is a type of cholesterol that [...]
Jook, also known as Congee is typically eaten as a breakfast dish or as part of a hearty meal for the cooler days of autumn and winter. Jook is also a great meal for those suffering from food stagnation. Food stagnation is a Chinese term for food sitting on the [...]