About Lynn

lynn jaffeeLynn Jaffee is a licensed acupuncturist and the author of the book, Simple Steps: The Chinese Way to Better Health, a clear and concise explanation of Chinese medicine for the lay person. She is co-author of the book, The BodyWise Woman, a personal health manual for physically active women and girls. Read more about Lynn...

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Why You Crave Sugar

Acupuncture for sugar cravings

I see quite a few patients in my acupuncture practice who tell me that they crave sugar. Some can’t avoid the candy dish at work, others can’t stop eating sweets after dinner, and some just want sugar all day, every day.

To be sure, sugar has gotten a bad rap. It can be a source of empty calories, lay the groundwork for Type 2 Diabetes, and cause you to get fat. Despite the long-term health consequences of eating too much sweet stuff, so many . . . → Read More: Why You Crave Sugar

Seven Things to Know About Breakfast

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I love breakfast! When I think about eating in the morning, I conjure up my dad, who was an early riser. Dad made it his personal mission to ensure that us kids started the day with a hearty breakfast. It was always hot, served up with a dose of optimism, and he never repeated the same meal two days in a row. So, I’m a big fan of breaking the fast first thing in the morning. Whether its scrambled eggs, oatmeal, bagels and lox . . . → Read More: Seven Things to Know About Breakfast