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Easy Stir Fry with Eric’s Tasty Tempeh

By Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Stir fry

In recognition of American Heart Month it is important to embrace a healthy lifestyle to prevent and manage heart disease. A recent 2014 study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology of 20,721 men found that those who avoided smoking, had moderate alcohol intake, exercised, had the least amount of belly fat, and consumed the most fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes had an 86 percent lower risk for a heart attack compared to those who did not meet these criteria. A diet of plant-based foods is typically rich in fiber, disease fighting and immune boosting compounds (antioxidants & phytochemicals), and low in cholesterol and saturated fat. It is recommended that people should eat as many plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, and whole grains), while limiting animal protein, poultry, dairy, and fish as much as possible. Foods coming from animals/fish typically are rich in cholesterol, saturated fat, and have no fiber.See below for an easy stir fry recipe that is rich in plant-based foods, especially soy. Consuming 25 grams of soy protein per day may reduce risk of coronary heart disease.

Posted In: Blog Cardiovascular Health Diet and Prevention Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO Nutrition Nutrition, Food as Medicine

Lao Gong: Acupressure for Connection, Clarity, & Renewal

By Chris Reilly, L.Ac., MSA Laogong

Lao Gong, also known as the "Palace of Toil" is the eighth point of the heart master channel. It is stimulated to ease anxiety and clear inflammation.

Posted In: Blog Acupressure Points Acupuncture Christopher Reilly L.Ac., MSA Mind Body Medicine Pain Management Preventative Health

Huang Qi (Astragalus): A Tonic Herb

By Rebeccca Rice, L.Ac., MSAOM Astragalus

Huang Qi is a powerful herb that boosts the body's natural healing ability and supports tissue regeneration. It can be used as a single herb or added to fresh brewed teas and soups.

Posted In: Blog Acupressure Points Acupuncture Cleanse and Detoxification Rebecca Rice L.AC

Eric’s Detox Salad

By Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Veg

This salad below is rich in many compounds to help support the body and promote a healthy detox/cleanse.

The Stram Center offers comprehensive cleansing and detoxification programs. It is important to work with a trained healthcare practitioner to help guide you through a structured detox program. For additional information about our detox program, call the center at 518-689-2244 or visit

Posted In: Blog Cleanse and Detoxification Diet and Prevention Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO Nutrition Nutrition Cancer Prevention Nutrition, Food as Medicine Recipes

iPad Apps Revolutionize Healthcare

By Ronald L. Stram, MD

The Stram Center is proud to announce that as of November 15th, we will be the first facility within the USA to offer a special Lyme Care iPAD application to better suite the needs of our patients.

Posted In: Blog Lyme Disease Lyme Disease, ILADS Preventative Health Ronald L. Stram MD

Points of the Ear: Gateway to the Body

By Chris Reilly, L.Ac, MSA Ear

The ear is essentially an acupuncturists dream!

Posted In: Blog Acupressure Points Acupuncture Christopher Reilly L.Ac., MSA

Frankincence and Myrrrh: As Valuable As Gold

By Rebecca Rice, L.Ac, MSAOM Frankincense-myrrh-450x200

Frankincense and myrrh have been a widely used combination for thousands of years.

Posted In: Blog Mind Body Medicine Mind Body Medicine, Meditation Mind Body Medicine, Reiki Preventative Health Rebecca Rice L.AC Traditional Chinese Medicine

Healthy Holiday Recipe: AFRICAN ALMOND STEW

By Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Winter

Soups and stews can be a healthy addition to any holiday celebration. Be sure to use plenty of plant-based foods to maximize the nutrition of your meal. Soups and stews are a great way to increase your vegetable, starchy vegetable, legume, and even grain intake. Any mediocre soup or stew can become an amazing one with the addition of a simple thickener. Thicken soups/stews with nut/seed/peanut butter, pureed beans, or even pureed orange starchy vegetable such as pumpkin/butternut squash. Try this delicious stew which is thickened with almond butter. If avoiding nuts, use any of the other aforementioned foods as an alternative.

Posted In: Blog Diet and Prevention Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO Nutrition Nutrition Cancer Prevention Nutrition, Food as Medicine Recipes

Rosebud: Mei guy hua

By Rebecca Rice, L.Ac, MSAOM Pink-rose-bud

Known in Chinese Herbal Medicine to move and regulate qi (relieve stress and promote calm), mei gui hua (rosebud) is a lovely addition to fresh brewed teas.

Posted In: Blog

The Ren Channel Acupuncture Meridian for Male and Female Fertility

By Chris Reilly, L.Ac, MSA

Often called the "conception vessel", the Ren Channel is an important channel for male and female fertility.

Posted In: Blog Acupuncture Infertility Rebecca Rice L.AC Traditional Chinese Medicine Women's Health

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