Release Your Holiday Stress, Our Winter Newsletter is Here!
Are the holidays a time of year you dread? Is the frantic pace a challenge for you? Or maybe you are dealing with a loss, or coping with difficult memories. For so many of us, this can be a painful time which is made all the more difficult by the feeling that we should be happy, festive and filled with cheer.
Know that we are you to help you during this transition. If you need a quiet space to get collected…we got it. If you need relief from pain – be it physical or emotional – we are here for you, and we are ready to help!
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Featured in this winter newsletter:
- Upcoming classes at Red Cricket
- New yoga instructor and class
- Meet Rachel Orman, our TuiNa massage expert
- Tips for better neck health (you mean sitting at a computer all day isn’t healthy?)
- Warming and healing pumpkin chili recipe
by: Rachel Orman, CMT, NCBTMB
A Little Digestive Bitters Can Go A Long Way!
That fullness, bloating, and gassiness after eating can be alleviated with digestive bitters. Even after not eating. Maybe you’re just not feeling right? Many things contribute to not digesting one’s food properly, but over and over, I hear this common complaint.
Our culture does a great job talking about the physical components of a good diet, plenty of whole grains and fresh veggies with a good bit of protein. But what about the flavors and energetics of food and herbs? Within chinese medicine and western herbal medicine, five flavors are categorized; salty, sweet, bitter, pungent, and sour. Along with the flavors, the energetics or the movement the flavors elicit in the body, are important. Perhaps another day I can talk about each of the flavors and what they do, but because I want to address bloating and gas in the stomach, I will start with bitter and sweet.
Read more “Digestive Bitters Can Help Tummy Woes”