Decoding Traditional Chinese Medicine : Your Organs

chinese_medicineWe here at acenutrients have always been intrigued on what does traditional Chinese medicine mean when referenced to the effects on the organsof a human body.

If you have ever heard of  diagnoses from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective, you will know it is very different from one you might hear from your conventional medical doctor. For starters, you might notice that the majority of health concerns in this system are based around your organs.…


Are You A Good Nutrition Newbie? Read This!

nutrition-newbieGiving your body the nutrition it needs is more than eating an apple every day. It is absolutely necessary. There is so much research that you need to do. Are you ready to incorporate good nutrition into your diet? Use these tips to assist you in making better choices.

Omega 3’s also have a key role in how our genes express themselves, as well as producing hormones that control blood clotting, inflammation and the ability …


Let’s Get Running: Treadmill vs. Road

pexels-photo-136410There is a big divide amongst most runners about running inside on a treadmill, versus getting outside on the pavement. We all remember the commercial that Nike ran ‘Just Do It.’

It doesn’t matter if you run inside on a treadmill or if you choose to get outside on the road. The truly important step is lacing up your running shoes and starting running. There are many subtle differences between the two types of running, …


Bloated Stomach Gas – How to Get Rid of Bloated Gas

Read about the 5 Very Important Points about Bloated Stomach Gas

anti_bloating1. Flatulence is about a lot more than simply breaking wind, or “farting” as we have come to refer to it. However, the “fart” is what has come to symbolise flatulence in our minds, and the truth of the matter is that that is hard to shift from a person’s mind. This means that a lot of people are unaware that issues like bloated


Feeling Bloated After Eating That Bagel Read This!

feeling-bloatedYou may feel you know why you are bloated. Too much pie, perhaps. Too little exercise. A few too many muffins that have contributed to an inevitable muffin top.

Bloating happens because the food can’t break down gas. Your body can also produce gas right in your abdomen during the digestive process. This will happen in most people’s lives from time to time. However, if you are finding that it is happening much more than …


Magnesium: How Important Is It Really?

magnesiumThere is an estimated 80 percent of Americans who are magnesium deficient and don’t realize it.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that aids in maintaining healthy nerves and muscles. It is important in keeping our immune system healthy, along with strong bones and good heart rhythm.

A British study has found the cancer rates decrease by 13 percent when the body has sufficient magnesium. The recommended daily intake for men is to have 420mg and …


Low Carb Bread Substitutes For Low Carbohydrate Diets

low-carb-bread-substitutesOne of the most difficult challenges in a low carb diet is finding low carbohydrate bread substitutes. I love bread and given the option I would eat hard roles or French bread slathered with butter at every meal but most breads are simply off the menu in a low carb diet.

Finding bread substitutes can be difficult especially if you are a bread-a-holic like me. Pepperidge Farm makes several reduced carbohydrate breads that are both …


Ten Nut Butters To Make

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It used to be that peanut butter was the standby lunchbox favorite. Then peanuts became a deadly enemy and moms had to start getting creative. As adults, many of us have rediscovered the nostalgic taste.

Of course, we have to be careful with which nut butter we buy. The ones that make it to the sale aisle have other ingredients besides nuts as the first ingredient. Oils and sweeteners often make it to the top …


Easy Peasy Rosewater

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Rosewater is a lovely and easy way to make use of your rosebush after you’re finished admiring your blooms. Aside from the pure joy of using rosewater in recipes for eating, drinking and beauty care; rosewater also has medicinal qualities. Used as an herb, roses have a cooling effect on the body and can be used to reduce fevers and inflammation.

There are a few methods for making rosewater—some more complicated than others. The easiest …


Tea Tree Oil is the “Windex” of Skin Healing

TeaTreeOilRemember the stubborn but loving father in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding? He had a solution for any disease or discomfort that affected his friends and family: Windex. Got rheumatism? Spray a little Windex on it. Cuts or scrapes? Windex to the rescue. While the philosophical debate about the use of Windex at all continues in my home (yes it’s blue, but it really does work great for windows), the medical uses for …