Treating Our Children with Chinese Medicine

by John Winternitz, MA, LAc., Pediatric Acupuncturist Did you know that children can benefit from acupuncture and Chinese medicine? In fact, children often respond to acupuncture and herbal medicine more rapidly than adults and we can resolve most issues with only a few treatments! I mean, how great would it be for your kid to […]

Risk and Resiliency Factors for Healing From Trauma & PTSD (Part Two)

Part Two: Risk and Resiliency Factors for PTSD Risk Factors While minorities are the most at-risk populations in the world, there are other risk factors that make someone more vulnerable to experiencing trauma. As you will see, the overarching theme of these risk factors is the lack of available internal and external resources. By “resources” […]

Moxa and The Ancient Healing Art and Practice of Moxibustion

I often get asked the question, “what is that stuff you are burning? and how does it help me?” So, what is moxa? That amazing healing plant we are burning is called moxa and it has been used for thousands of years to promote healing, warmth, and as a longevity practice in ancient China. It […]

Anxiety Reducing Paleo Naan Breads

Clients often ask me, “What can I eat and drink to calm my nervous system and get rid of this awful anxiety?” And the answer is: proteins and fats. They are the key ingredients to an anxiety-free diet. They are stabilizing and nourishing. And they can be added to ANY meal to help calm the […]

Transforming Trauma

The experience of trauma is so common now that all you have to do is mention it in a circle of strangers, and you will then find yourself with several new comrades who share a similar understanding about the world. I believe the same is true for all of us who are working to heal […]

Southern Style Corn Pudding

I couldn’t possibly make it through the holidays without serving up at least one round of southern style corn puddin’! (That’s right, no need to waste energy on the “g” when you are making southern foods!). This amazing dish is easily made gluten-free and dairy-free and can go in the direction of either savory or […]

Dairy Free Cheese

Going dairy-free and looking for some other options to fill the cheese void? Don’t start feeling despair just yet! I happen to be just fine in digesting dairy however, my family is not! And as a healthcare practitioner, I’m always looking for ways to not only meet their needs but also to boost the nutrient […]

Winter and the Water Element

Yesssssss…..it’s finally gray here today in Colorado! With a little drizzle here and there…so divine this Water element. I can finally relax and settle into knowing Winter is coming. And we need winter. It doesn’t matter where in the world you may find yourself. This time of year presents with a unique energetic quality that […]

Paleo Plantain Pancake Recipe

One of the reasons eating Paleo is so good for you is because it focuses on really stabilizing meals – that means, meals that your body can draw energy from for a very long time! Proteins, fats, and complex carbohydrates are nourishing and don’t give you the sugar spike of “quick carbs” and most especially […]

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