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Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

Mercury & Fish: How To Ensure Your Catch Is Safe

Posted Sep. 11, 2014, 9:23 am

High in protein and omega fatty acids, relatively low in fat, and healthy for both heart and brain, it’s no wonder that fish is the protein of choice these days. But its popularity could be one of its downfalls.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Seven Natural Boosters For Summer Energy

Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 8:59 am

Now that summer is here, match that burst of energy that that causes blossoms to form and flower. Feel ready and raring to tackle outdoor chores, plant gardens, and just be outside feeling invigorated.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

Four Reasons To Add Diversity To Your Health Plan

Posted Jun. 22, 2014, 8:58 am

Sometimes more is more – especially when it comes to your health! Mixing up your diet and lifestyle with plenty of diversity can defend you better against top killers like cancer, heart disease, and inflammation.

Eating is a time to slow down, join friends and family, and savor the time enjoying the flavorful food that’s been prepared.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

It’s Not Just What You Eat – It’s How You Eat, Too

Posted Jun. 8, 2014, 8:55 am

We’re a nation of multitasking, at-the-desk eaters, TV eaters, over-the-sink eaters, skipping-breakfast eaters, and the biggest one of all – fast eaters. With so much focus on “saving” time, it’s no surprise that one of our biggest contributions to the world is fast food.

Avocados: Antioxidant Superstars

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Food, Health Tips

Avocados: Antioxidant Superstars That Are Tasty And Good For You

Posted May. 25, 2014, 12:00 am

It is hard to believe that a food as delicious as an avocado is actually good for you, but in fact, avocados contain an incredible amount of nutrition.

News, Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

Making Healthy Choices To Live Into Your 100s

Posted May. 18, 2014, 8:00 am

You just need to eat like the many long-living centenarians that have come before you. Here are five simple takeaways for how to eat like a centenarian.

Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Yo San, Medicine

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Announces New President

Posted May. 17, 2014, 8:00 am

Lois Green will succeed Lawrence J. Ryan at the Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Dr. Mao's Wellness Living: Spring Cleaning For Your Skin

Posted May. 11, 2014, 9:03 am

As we eagerly welcome spring and the rebirth it inspires, many of us start our spring cleaning. So what better time to apply the “spring cleaning” concept than now to our skin?

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Dr. Mao's Wellness Living: Five Tips To Relieve Joint Pain

Posted May. 4, 2014, 7:22 am

Our joints can pay the price from lack of movement while sitting for long hours at work or on the couch. And of course, some of us suffer from chronic arthritis.

Sunshine increases the hormone serotonin, which is connected with feelings of happiness and wakefulness.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Dr. Mao’s Wellness Living: The Benefits Of Sunlight

Posted Apr. 27, 2014, 8:47 am

With the beautiful weather of spring here and summer closing in, people are spending more and more time outdoors and the power and benefits of the sun are essential. A lack of sunshine can affect us physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

Dr. Mao's Wellness Living: How To Improve Your Vision

Posted Apr. 20, 2014, 8:49 am

It’s no secret that exercising and eating right builds a healthy body – well, the same can be said for your eyes! Protect your vision and boost your eyesight with these exercises and eye-enhancing super foods.

It’s imperative to maintain a healthy weight and keep the muscles surrounding bones and ligaments strong.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

Seven Tips To Prevent Lower Back Pain

Posted Apr. 15, 2014, 9:16 am

Your lower back especially is a very vulnerable area, prone to injury, particularly as we age. The wear and tear of living eventually weakens the skeletal structure, causing bone loss and disintegrated or displaced discs.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

Exercise: The Top Anti-Aging Secret

Posted Apr. 6, 2014, 9:04 am

There is a great reason to get up and dust off the sneakers: research shows that exercise just might be one of the most effective ways to combat aging!

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

How To Avoid Five Causes Of Rapid Aging

Posted Mar. 30, 2014, 6:00 am

Most people are aware that negative lifestyle habits like smoking and excessive alcohol can lead to rapid aging. But what about the abundance of stress and poor nutrition that are so often a part of today’s high-pressure lifestyle?

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Spring Cleaning: Inside & Out

Posted Mar. 23, 2014, 8:52 am

We are all ready for rebirth, newness, and spring cleaning! Here are some healthy ways to think about spring cleaning, inside and out.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Five Tips For All-Natural Allergy Relief

Posted Mar. 16, 2014, 6:56 am

Spring is here, bringing with it flowering plants – and allergies. If you are prone to allergies, the next time you have an allergy attack you might want to try these natural self-healing tips for sinus relief.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica

Four Simple Tips For A Spring Awakening Detox

Posted Mar. 9, 2014, 6:00 am

Spring is almost here, and as nature reawakens around us, we can take steps to stay healthy and happy. Take advantage of the mild weather by following these four tips from Chinese masters that will cleanse your body and rejuvenate your health.

In the spring, choose green herbs and foods that detoxify and improve the circulation of the liver.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Spring Awakening Detox To Strengthen The Liver

Posted Mar. 2, 2014, 8:00 am

Spring is almost here, and as nature reawakens around us, we can take steps to stay healthy and happy. Take advantage of the mild weather by following these four tips from Chinese masters that will cleanse your body and rejuvenate your health.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Love Your Heart For A Longer Life

Posted Feb. 16, 2014, 8:48 am

February celebrates heart-health month, and with Valentine’s Day today, you should take more to heart than just a box of chocolates! Since heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the Western world, focus on protecting this vital organ so you can celebrate life and love for years to come!

Eating two to three apples per day results in decreased cholesterol levels due to the fruit’s rich pectin content.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Eating For Heart Health To Protect Against Disease

Posted Feb. 9, 2014, 9:09 am

Heart disease is currently one of the highest-ranked causes of early mortality in adults. There are many factors involved in heart health, and one of the most important is diet. Here are some heart-healthy foods.

Different nuts appeal for different reason and their health profiles vary from nut to nut.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

The Benefits Of Going Nuts Over Nuts

Posted Feb. 2, 2014, 9:05 am

The news on nuts is in, and it’s all good. Eaten in moderation (a handful a day), these crunchy, tasty morsels aren’t just mouthwatering, they promote health and longevity like no other food.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Happy New Year Of The Horse: A Powerful & Majestic Symbol

Posted Jan. 31, 2014, 8:49 am

According to the iChing or the Book of Changes calendar 2014 (starting on January 31) is the year of the horse and the elements of Wood and Fire.

The flu, as a result of the mutating influenza virus, is a more severe form of the common cold and has similar symptoms with the addition of fever, body aches, and vomiting.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Kick Cold & Flu Season To The Curb; Six Easy Prevention Tips

Posted Jan. 26, 2014, 8:17 am

As the temperatures go down and the wind picks up, so do the cold and flu. It’s estimated that one in three Americans suffer a seasonal cold at least once a year; school kids and the elderly get them more and can have much more serious health repercussions.

Homemade soup is best, as many commercials soups are loaded with salt, sugar, and chemicals.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

The “Souper” Way To Cleanse, Lose Weight & Build Immunity

Posted Jan. 19, 2014, 9:05 am

There’s nothing like sipping a warm, soothing bowl of soup in the winter. But did you know that it’s one of the best ways to shed extra end-of-year pounds, cleanse the system, and boost your immunity all at once?

Start practicing Tai Chi, Qi Gong, or Dao-In yoga, which are gaining popularity in the US. These gentle exercises promote energy, balance, and a calm mind.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Dr. Mao's Top Tips To Restore Energy & Regain Youth

Posted Jan. 12, 2014, 9:26 am

Many people do not like the idea of aging, but age does not necessarily have to mean gray hair, sagging skin, lost muscle tone, and sinking energy levels.

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