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Professor Drew's Lecture on Chinese Medicine (video)

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The Five Tastes According to Chinese Medicine
Research is now backing up oriental and alternative medicine.  Sixty percent of MD’s practice some form of alternative medicine, whether meditation, nutrition, acupuncture, etc.  Doctors are now prescribing vitamins such as folic acid, 

Top Ten Ways to Reduce Stress

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1. Cordycepts are a therapeutic fungus found at the high altitudes in China and are one of the most valued medicinal fungi in Chinese medicine.  Research dating back to 1843 suggests the use of cordyceps to help strengthen and rebuilding the body after exhaustion or long term illness.  It is used by athletes to rebuild after a heavy workout.
2. Ashwangandha known as a classic rejuvenating herb in Indian medicine, ashwagandha has been shown to enhance adaptability to both physical and chemical stress.  For instance, mice pretreated with ashwagandha and subjected to physical stress showed increased endurance, it can prevent stress induced ulcers.

Tongue Diagnosis in Oriental Medicine

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PROFESSOR DREW'S CLASSROOM
This is the first in a series of articles explaining the theories, the herbal formulas and diagnostic tools used in Oriental Medicine to heal. The medical application of tongue diagnosis is very old.The earliest records are inscriptions on bones and tortoise shells unearthed during the Yi Dynasty; the first dynasty of the Bronze Age. Ancient Chinese physicians developed a special way of approaching the diagnosis of diseases through four types pf physical examination:inspection, questioning, smelling, and listening.In addition to taking the pulse, palpation of the abdomen, and tongue diagnosis an inspection of the features of the tongue to aid in disease diagnosis were very important.

Calming the Spirit: Stress Reduction with Chinese Herbs and Practices

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Over the course of centuries traditional Chinese medicine developed the use of specific exercises, foods, herbal formulas, and meditation methods to address a wide range of ailments and to foster overall emotional and spiritual health. In this class, we will draw from this rich tradition to learn some simple but powerfully effective techniques to reduce stress and “calm the spirit.” In each session we will practice ancient Taoist movement, breathing, and meditative exercises that have recently been scientifically proven to help control blood pressure, reduce weight, balance energy, and calm the nervous system. Even minutes a day of practice can confer noticeable results. We will also explore herbs, foods and specific exercises that can help alleviate such conditions as depression, insomnia and anxiety as well as help us release negative emotions. A WEEKLY COURSE
(3 sessions) Thursdays, June 13–27, 8–10pm
13SHC49T
Members: $90 / Nonmembers: $100 New York Open Center
212-219-2527

Organic Coconut Oil

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Due precisely to the production method, the coconut oil we provide thereby retains plant sterols and tocotrienols: Tocotrienol intake could result in bioactive concentrations (click for article)-- Tocotrienols, the least studied form of vitamin E, can achieve levels in the blood that may give protection against a wide range of diseases such as cancer and stroke, says a new study from the US. Read this article to learn more: Fat Facts - on selecting healthy dietary facts - Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH. Because this Org…

Organic Grape Seed Flour - Gluten Free

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Uses and Benefits of Grape Seed FlourFrom cooks to health fanatics, adding grape seed flour to your diet will not only bring some great taste and excitement, but will supplement your life with an enrichment of antioxidants far beyond that of some of the most healthy fruits. Grape seed flour is known for its great taste, being part of a gluten-free diet, and can be added to almost every meal of the day including desert! Straight from the best vineyards of Europe, Nature's Approved is adding grape seed flour to its list of foods it considers essential to a healthy way of living. The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity or ORAC table measures a foods antioxidant capacity. Grape Seed Flour contains specific antioxidants that are the up and coming rave of health fanatics everywhere - OPC's. With the reported ability to increase energy, brain activity, and aid in the healing of inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and a slew of other benefits, OPC's could potentially be the key to …

Top Bio Markers for Heart Disease

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Top Bio-Markers For Heart Disease Homocystine,Theoretically, an elevated level of homocysteine in the blood (hyperhomocysteinemia) is believed to cause narrowing and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). This narrowing and hardening of the vessels is thought to occur through a variety of ways involving elevated homocysteine. The blood vessel narrowing in turn leads to diminished blood flow through the affected arteries. Elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood may also increase the tendency to excessive blood clotting. Blood clots inside the arteries can further diminish the flow of blood. The resultant lack of blood supply to the heart muscles may cause heart attacks, and the lack of blood supply to the brain causes strokes. Elevated homocysteine levels also have been shown to be associated with formation of blood clots in veins (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism).



Blood Sugar; Lowering blood sugar levels could reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in both dia…

Inflammation and Heart Disease

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WORLD RENOWNED HEART SURGEON SPEAKS OUT ON WHAT REALLY CAUSES HEART DISEASE

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and au...thority often
acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience and having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labeled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly resul…

The 7 Pillars to Wellness

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1st Visit Pillar #1 Commitment: “To eliminate illness or to create physical, emotional, or spiritual change, one must sacrifice some time and some freedom. Little losses result in great gains.”The Book of Internal Medicine, Nei Ching
Pillar #25 Element Healing Diet: This pillar is about your unique diet, based on the principles of Oriental Medicine i.e., temperature of food (Yin/Yang), the five tastes, food as medicine, and the anti-inflammatory diet.
Pillar #3Chinese Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Supplements: This pillar is about Chinese herbal medicine and nutritional protocols. You will be provided with the highest quality herbal and nutritional supplement available today.
2nd Visit Pillar #4Internal Exercises; Chi Kung: This pillar is about Chi Kung and internal exercises. Every session will end with chi kung instruction and chi meridian balancing.
Pillar #5Reduce Stagnation Internal (Detoxification), External (Feng Shui): In this pillar we will begin a detoxification program to clear i…

Inflammation:

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The City College of New York Continuing and Professional Studies
Inflammation: The Slient KillerWhat do obesity, heart disease, cancer, and asthma have in common? Inflammation is a link to these and a host of other chronic illnesses. When we think of Inflammation, most of us think of a bump or a bruise, not a chronic illness like asthma or obesity. In-flammation is a transitory response in the body; when that response becomes chronic, the body begins to attack itself – leading to many illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. Drew DiVittorio, a nutritional consultant and health coach trained in Oriental Medicine and Nutrition, and board certified in Traditional Chinese Herbology, brings a wealth of experience and insight to this class which will look at the theory behind In-flammation and how chronic inflammation impacts your health. There will be coverage of the many natural ways to reduce and treat inflammation with a focus on anti-inflammatory diets, herbs, foods, supplements…

The Five Tastes According To Chinese Medicine

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What Are The Benefits of the Five Tastes in Chinese Medicine.


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Professor Drew's Classroom - Workshop

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Clinic Training: Pulse & Tongue Rounds: Student Clinic and Case Studies Theory will be applied in hands-on application of Chinese diagnostics. Practice, under supervision, differential diagnosis to assess health conditions, case taking and making practical diet and herbal recommendations. Small group discussion of case studies. Resources and opportunities for continued studies. Everyone will be diagnosed by the instructor! _____________________________________________________ Date(s): Sunday (August 12th) Location: 1133 Bway, Between 25 & 26, Suite 1023
Time: 10am - 4:30pm
Price: $75 Audit Fee I only have room for 10 people!
Please let me know ASAP.
Send payment to 8 Augusta Court, Purchase, NY 10577���…

What Are the Best Supplements For Heart Disease?

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Golden Monkey Loose-Leaf Black Tea
What Are the Best Supplements For Heart Disease?
Garlic: According to some studies, garlic may decrease blood levels of total cholesterol by a few percentage points. Other studies, however, suggest that it may not be as beneficial as once thought. It may also have significant side effects and/or interactions with certain medications. Garlic may prolong bleeding and blood clotting time, so garlic and garlic supplements should not be consumed prior to surgery and should not be taken with blood-thinning medications such as Coumadin (warfarin).
Red Yeast Rice: Red yeast rice has been found to lower cholesterol in studies and was previously found in the over-the-counter supplement Cholestin. However, in 2001, FDA took Cholestin off the shelf because it contained lovastatin, a compound found in the cholesterol prescription medication Mevacor. Reformulated "Cholestin" no longer contains red yeast rice. Other red yeast rice-containing supplements curr…

What Are the Best Ways to Treat Stress?

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Golden Monkey Loose-Leaf Black Tea
What Are the Best Ways to Treat Stress?
1. Cordycepts are a therapeutic fungus found at the high altitudes in China and are one of the most valued medicinal fungi in Chinese medicine.Research dating back to 1843 suggests the use of cordyceps to help strengthen and rebuilding the body after exhaustion or long term illness.It is used by athletes to recover after a heavy workout.
2.  Ashwangandha known as a classic rejuvenating herb in Indian medicine, ashwagandha has been shown to enhance adaptability to both physical and chemical stress.For instance, mice pretreated with ashwagandha and subjected to physical stress showed increased endurance, it can prevent stress induced ulcers.

3. Ginseng is greatly valued as a tonic, a substance that acts to normalize body function and biochemistry. According to traditional Chinese medicine the individual who will benefit from Ginseng is overwhelmed and exha…