Category Archives: Digestion

Earth element – Beyond good digestion is a core sense of well-being

Debbie Yu, MS, L.Ac   Physically, the digestive system is at the center of our body and in Chinese medicine, it is often referred to as the “middle burner.” It composes of the Spleen and the Stomach, both of which … Continue reading

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GI Case Studies–What can we Learn?

  by Dr. Mohammad Shegeft Generally, it can be useful to take vitamins and minerals orally, and we recommend that when appropriate.  However, if vitamins and minerals are not adequately absorbed into the body, they are useless.  Frequently, due to … Continue reading

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The Down-Low on SIBO

by Dr. Rhea “Doc Rabbit” Abbott Let’s talk a minute about everyone’s favorite topic: bowel dysfunction. There are hundreds of things that can cause constipation or diarrhea, but if all the usual suspects (giardia, food poisoning, celiac, hypothyroidism, etc) have … Continue reading

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Fat As Medicine

By Dr. Liat Engel   As we left off in our discussion from last month about good and bad fat – you are what you eat… what is the meaning behind this message? 20 years ago fat was considered the … Continue reading

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Good Fat v. Bad Fat: not all fats created equal

by Dr. Liat Engel   Too Fat, or not Too Fat? That is the question.  Well, not really.  The question is more likely: “what is the nature of your fats?”  In this article we will be reviewing both the bad … Continue reading

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Demystifying Detoxifications and Cleanses: What You Need To Know This Fall!

By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft   Detox. The understanding of what detoxification is and why you need to detox is not as easy as it seems.  First we need to go over some definitions.  1. Depuration; obsolete to promote the elimination … Continue reading

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The Gut/Breath Link–Breathing for Better Digestion

by Patti Shelton, MD, RYT In Chinese medicine, fall is all about the lungs and the colon.  In thinking about these two organs, I realized that there’s a connection between them that’s stronger than many people might realize.  And the … Continue reading

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