Archive | June, 2012

Health and Taxes

June 28, 2012

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Let’s get this straight, shall we. The Supreme Court ruled Obamacare constitutional. But you have to actually read what they deemed constitutional to understand that this doesn’t mean what you probably think it means. The ruling was that the government does, in fact, have the right to tax citizens based on whatever group they do […]

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Indonesian Coconut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

June 28, 2012

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Last week I wrote on the health benefits of turmeric, and I’ve kind of been obsessed with it ever since. Because of its actions as an anti-inflammatory and, in Chinese medical terms, as a blood mover, it is especially good for women during “that time of the month,” and anyone experiencing chronic pain. Most importantly […]

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Turmeric: More than Orange

June 19, 2012

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Turmeric is widely present in many everyday foods (like yellow happy mustard and curry powder), but most Westerners don’t consider it an ingredient. If you do, you likely have only encountered it dried and powdered, an excellent spice in its own right, but vastly different from the fresh juicy rhizome, save for a slight bitter […]

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Exercise: Not all it’s Worked Out to Be

June 14, 2012

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Here’s an interesting new research finding: exercise may be bad for you. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Actually, I know what you might be thinking. It likely falls into one of two camps: Camp A: That’s a load of crap Camp B: Oh thank goodness. Now I can spend more time catching up on […]

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Invasion of the Wind Cold

June 5, 2012

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So the weather changed again from hot and sunny to cold and rainy. It’s not even going to hit 60 degrees today. Did I mention it’s wet out. In short, gross. Not so coincidentally, I’ve heard quite a few reports of people suddenly catching colds… myself included. In Chinese medicine, we blame wind. We blame […]

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