Tatiana Denning

Honesty and Sincerity Are More Important Than Appearance: The Travels of Yang Chufu
During the Spring and Autumn Period, a high-ranking official named Yang Chufu, who resided in the state of Jin and was very handsome in appearance, was ordered by the King to go on a mission...
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How Is Tea Made and What Are Its Amazing Health Benefits?
Tea aficionados may be surprised to learn that all tea (which doesn’t include herbal teas or tisanes) comes from just one plant — the Camellia sinensis bush. While visiting the Charleston Tea Garden in South Carolina last...
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Help Relieve Joint Problems With Diet
With aging, long-term use, and high-impact stress, articular cartilage can degenerate and wear out over time leading to joint problems. This can cause joint deformation, bone spurs, and a loss of elasticity, also known as...
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5 Causes of Nighttime Leg Cramps
Nighttime leg cramps are painful and incapacitating. They can awaken you out of a sound sleep, and if severe, can leave you feeling sore for days afterward.  If you’re an adult, chances are you’ve experienced...
COVID-19 appears to age the brain by up to 10 years.
COVID-19 Makes the Brain Age 10 Years, So What Can Be Done?
Last October, a large study by the Imperial College London surveyed 84,000 people who had recovered from the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and found that many of the patients were left with significant cognitive deficits. Some...
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The Ancient History of Tea
Lu Yu, in The Classic of Tea, said: “Tea tempers the spirits and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness, lightens or refreshes the body, and clears the perceptive...
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Leaving Hong Kong to Escape the Chinese Communist Regime
Another young person has fled Hong Kong in order to avoid the brutality of the Chinese Communist regime.  The 19-year-old youth, who goes by the pseudonym “Hammer,” has endured being arrested, beaten, and harassed by...
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Famous Chinese Actress Shocks the Country With Surrogacy Scandal
Zheng Shuang, one of China’s most popular actresses, is caught up in a surrogacy scandal after she and her boyfriend abandoned two babies while the surrogate mothers they hired were still carrying them. Since shooting...
A Tale of Immediate Reward for Virtue and Doing a Good Deed
It is said that a person is rich and prosperous for a reason. Accumulation of virtue, in this life or from previous lives, can be exchanged into wealth and prosperity. This is a true story from...
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7 Habits to Uplift Your Spirit and Health
Good health is as much about good habits as being born with a good constitution. It can be tough going and takes a lot of determination both to achieve and keep up with those good habits....
All illnesses are caused by Qi stagnation
All Illnesses Are Caused by Qi Stagnation
Life, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is a gathering of Qi, or vital life energy. The vitality and health of the human body relies on the ‘pushing’ action of this Qi for good health. Conversely,...
How to Alleviate Pandemic-Induced Anxiety in Children
With the advent of COVID-19, life as we have known it has changed drastically. Not only has it turned our adult lives upside down, but the lives of our children have also been drastically impacted....