Herbal immunity boost – a tasty way for the whole family to fight colds and flu!

We’ve already been seeing a number of common cold cases here at NHFC, even with the relatively warm weather we’ve been having so far this fall.  I think with fall activities ramping up and with school beginning again, cold viruses are beginning their return.

Since fighting colds are such a big part of trying to stay healthy in the winter months, we are offering a tasty addition to soups and stews that can help build your immunity to help fight colds and flu.  Five herbs are combined in this herbal immunity mix to support qi and blood, one way of helping to build immunity in Chinese medical theory.  Each package is $4.50 plus tax, and is enough for one recipe of chicken soup (or other soup recipe).

Herbal soup mix to benefit Qi and Blood
Herbal soup mix to benefit Qi and Blood

Ask about it the next time you’re in!

Massage – we all know it feels good…

And now, finally here’s the scientific proof for why it feels so good and is so beneficial for our health!

Again, here’s the link just in case:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/21/health/research/21regimens.html?emc=eta1

Stress reduces fertility…

Here is a link to a recent New York times article finally confirming what many alternative/complementary healthcare practitioners have known for a long time: stress can negatively affect fertility.

Here’s the actual address link, just in case:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/health/research/17stress.html?_r=1&ref=health 

Dr. Paul Magarelli, MD, PhD, talks about acupuncture for infertility

Here is a link to an interview that ABORM Advisory Board member Dr. Paul Magarelli, MD, PhD, had at a Vancouver, CA radio station on Septemebr 25, 2010.  He discusses the possible mechanisms behind how acupuncture improves IVF pregnancies, live births and reduces miscarriages, twins and ectopic pregnancies when acupuncture is used for 4 weeks before an IVF and on the day of embryo transfer.  Dr. Magarelli also discusses male factor and how some studies have shown acupuncture and Chinese herbs can improve morpholgy (shape of sperm), count and motility. Thanks to Lorne at Acubalance for the heads up!

Here’s the web address of the radio program, just in case: http://www.corusradio.com/Shared/AudioVault/CKNWAMaudioVault.asp?VaultDate=20…

Naturopathic Earthquake Victim Relief Clinic in Haiti benefit

Happy Hour for Haiti – a big success!

For those of you who I wasn’t able to inform beforehand, Chloe with Adagio Holistic Therapies did a great job at spearheading this little benefit for the Naturopathic Earthquake Victim Relief Clinic in Haiti.



The goal of $500 to purchase essential oils and natural healing supplies for the clinic was reached, but there is always more opportunity to donate whatever you can to this worthy cause.  See this link to the Naturopathic Earthquake Victim Relief Clinic in Haiti for more information on the ongoing work for earthquake victims in Haiti.