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Jade: Culturally Significant, Spiritually Priceless
Jade, as valuable as gold in Chinese culture, is precious not only for its aesthetic beauty. It possesses many unusual characteristics that give it great cultural and spiritual value. Yù (玉 jade), is one of...
The Relationship Between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts
Great practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are often great martial artists. Those who practice both medicine and martial arts can be traced back as far as Hua Tuo (華佗), probably the most well-known doctor...
Rooibos: Extraordinary Herb Receives Due Distinction
A proud inheritance of South Africa, Rooibos tea has become the very first food in Africa to be approved by the EU for listing on the register. The EU's logo may now be used on...
Stuck in a Rut? 12 Ways to Turn Your Luck Around
Why do some people seem to have all the luck, while others just can’t ever get ahead? When misfortunes pile up one after another, it’s hard to see a path out of it. What everyone...
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Benefits of Sitting and Meditation in the Lotus Position
The lotus position is a preferred method of sitting in meditation. Though physically daunting for some, it can be done by almost anyone with perseverance. Apart from deepening one’s meditative trance, the full lotus position...
If your mushroom pallet is limited to buttons and portabellas, you’re missing out on a whole load of yum, and more vitamins and minerals than you can shake a stick at. An important source of protein and B vitamins for vegetarians, they also contain compounds conducive to preventing and treating cancer.
The ‘Magic’ of Mushrooms – Nutritional, Medicinal Value Extends to Cancer Prevention
If your mushroom pallet is limited to buttons and portabellas, you’re missing out on a whole load of yum, and more vitamins and minerals than you can shake a stick at. An important protein and...
Traditional Chinese medicine indicates that gold and silver are not only beautiful but also healthy to wear.
Silver and Gold Jewelry: Worn in Ancient China for Beauty and Health
In ancient times, the Chinese had a saying: wearing silver will bring health and wealth. Li Shizhen, known as the father of traditional Chinese medicine, recorded in the "Compendium of Materia Medica" that silver has...
The Miraculous Healing Effects of Good Music
During World War II, the U.S. Army field hospitals were filled with wounded soldiers. In hot weather, with hordes of mosquitoes and a severe shortage of medicine, the rate of surgical infection and mortality was...
The eyes are often overworked by prolonged exposure to harmful rays from electronic devices in addition to sunlight
Keep Your Eyes Healthy With Proper Nutrition
Most adults, and even children, spend several hours a day on electronic devices, taxing the eyes. In addition, the eyes are the only organ, other than the skin, that is directly exposed to sunlight; so...