December 2013 - Alliance Integrative Medicine

December 2013

De-Stress by Enjoying Your Food

I LOVE peppermint mochas. LOVE them. This is a song I made up about them that I sometimes sing to my husband when we’re driving home from our Thanksgiving celebrations… what do you think?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

With coffee shops selling

And everyone telling you “Peppermint mochas sold here!”

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s the hap-happiest season of all…

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Move Over Quinoa! Meet Kaniwa

Move over quinoa!

There is a new kid on the block and it is called Kaniwa (pronounced ka-yee-wa). Originally from the Andes Mountains in Peru, it has just made it’s way onto the superfood list in the States. Most similar to quinoa, a very popular pseudograin, it actually comes from a seed – which makes it gluten-free. It provide another great option for people suffering from celiac disease or gluten intolerances.

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Regulate Your Sleep and Decrease Your Stress

As the days grow darker and colder, many of us have a more difficult time waking up in the morning or staying awake at night. What should we do about it? Drink more coffee, soda or energy drinks to help us wake up? Push ourselves at night until we get our second wind? No, not

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Shed Your Invisible Weight

During this time of year many of us stress out about money and traveling to see loved ones. According to The American Psychological Association, money is the number one cause of stress in today’s society. As barren as winter trees appear, sometimes it seems our bank accounts are right in line with this. As the

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