Do I Really Have to Chew 40 Times?

Do I Really Have to Chew 40 Times?

Have you ever wonder why your mother used to tell you to chew your food all of the time? In most cases, your mother figured that you didn’t know how to chew your food properly and she worried that you were going to choke. This may be true, but there are other health benefits to chewing properly. It’s funny how these instructions are passed on from generation to generation, but no one can tell you why. Most of us have forgotten how to properly chew our food because we are TOO BUSY. Hey, I am just as guilty as the next person. We eat on the...

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Thank you Brigham and Women Hospital’s 8th Floor Cardiovascular Nurses

Thank you Brigham and Women Hospital’s 8th Floor Cardiovascular Nurses

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) – On June 20, 2014, Reflexologist Helen Chin Lui lugged her anti-gravity chair and lotions with her to give relaxation reflexology sessions to the 8th floor cardiovascular nurses at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. It is one of the ways the hospital honors their nurses, and their way of saying “thank you and you are doing a super job, so let us take care of you for a while.” BWH coordinates several wellness fairs a year for nurses. Helen is honored and pleased that they have...

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Frozen Shoulder? Ease Shoulder Pain? – Foot and Hand Reflexology Tips

A client of the Healing Place asked what she can do to help ease her shoulder pain in-between scheduled Reflexology sessions. I showed her where to press on her hands and feet. I then went on to explain how many times, how long, and how often to repeat these steps. These reflexology tips are very effective and non-invasive. Most clients find relief from pain within six sessions. Best of all these techniques only take a couple of minutes to apply daily until the pain eases.      ...

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Why Does Coffee Hurt My Stomach?

Why Does Coffee Hurt My Stomach?

By guest writer, Renee Adamson For many of us, coffee is a daily ritual to be savored, or, at the very least, a welcome pick-me-up at the start of a hectic day. But we might be concerned about our habit – either we feel we should cut down on our caffeine intake or experience heartburn from coffee’s inherent acidity. However, recent studies show that coffee is not the villain it was once thought to be. Coffee is in fact brimming with antioxidants, certain substances which protect the body’s cells from damage. Coffee’s caffeine, itself an...

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Zucchini and Yellow Squash Ribbon Pasta with Pesto Sauce

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Ribbon Pasta with Pesto Sauce

If you love pasta, but want to substitute the pasta with a non-grain alternative, try this easy Zucchini and Yellow Squash Ribbon dish. It’s very easy to make; you can have a meal on your table in a half hour. You can make it completely vegetarian or add a protein like chicken or shrimp. This is a great one pot meal. The only other equipment needed is a mandolin (I have a Japanese mandolin) to slice the vegetables into thin ribbons. If you don’t have a mandolin, you can slice vegetables by hand with a vegetable peeler.     Pesto...

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Body Inflammation – First Sign That Your Body is Breaking Down

Body Inflammation – First Sign That Your Body is Breaking Down

From Helen Chin Lui’s book “Digestive Health Secrets: Deactivate Your Sick Genes NOW! Coming out in 2015. Almost every modern disease is caused or affected by body inflammation. Your immune system can become compromised by stress, diet, and lifestyle. Everyone has had common illnesses such as sore throat, colds, broken bones, etc. Your body goes into the appropriate defense to ward off these illnesses or trauma by generating the appropriate white cells, call antigens, to fight off offensive bacteria or viruses in order to survive....

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