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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Don’t Know What to Eat? Here’s Help!

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About twenty years ago, I set out to lower my cholesterol by changing my diet. High cholesterol runs in my family, and I am no exception. My total cholesterol numbers would have every statin-carrying drug rep on the planet salivating, except that my HDL (the good stuff) is quite high and my ratios are very acceptable.

But two decades ago those numbers scared me, and so I set out to do something about it. I cut out fats of all kind, ate fewer calories, . . . → Read More: Don’t Know What to Eat? Here’s Help!

Ten Things You Can Do Right Now to Eat Better

If you’re like most people, you want to be as healthy as possible.  You probably also realize that what you eat plays a big role in your health and how you feel.  The Chinese also believe that food is the cornerstone to good health.  In fact, they have a saying that if a patient is not feeling well, a healer should first try food therapy, and if that doesn’t work, only then should they turn to acupuncture and herbs.

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