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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

Butternut Squash Soup

By Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Butternut squash

While a thanksgiving meal can be an elegant celebration of family and friends, it can be stressful for the person cooking the meal. Making a nutritious soup a day or two before the celebration can free up the stovetop or oven for making other recipes. Simply reheat the soup several minutes before the meal and serve. It can be used as an appetizer or an accompaniment to a meal. A butternut squash soup is a delicious as well as nutritious way to add color and variety to your meal. Butternut squash and other orange starchy vegetables are rich in Beta-carotene, an important phytochemical (disease fighting compounds found in plants). Below is additional information about the health benefits of beta-carotene, as well as a delicious Butternut Squash Soup recipe.


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

Baked Stuffed Apples

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

Apple desserts such as apple pie, apple crisp, apple cobbler, or even baked apples are typically rich in ingredients that can increase our cancer risk, and lacking in protective compounds. Indulge in this tasty dessert and protect your body from cancer at the same time!


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

Zusanli “Three Mile Leg Acupuncture Point

By Chris Reilly, LAC

One of the most often used acupuncture points to strengthen overall vitality is the 36th point on the stomach channel: Zusanli.


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

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Quinoa Recipe

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

Quinoa is a seed from a grain crop traditionally used in ancient South American cultures. It used like other whole grains and is quick cooking, typically 15-25 minutes. It is very dense in protein, as well as a rich source of various minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, zinc and copper. It also contains various vitamins such as folate, thiamin, riboflavin, and vitamin e. It works well as a grain alternative in meals, in soups, stews, or a side dish. It can also be used as a breakfast or dessert. See the following recipe for a tasty breakfast, snack, or dessert using seasonal produce! The walnuts add extra protein and fat to help balance the blood sugar response of this meal as well as healthy anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats!


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

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Bi-Weekly Monday Gentle/Mindful Yoga Class
Monday, December 22, 2014
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Thursday, December 25, 2014
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Thursday, December 25, 2014

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