Life in New York City: An Acupuncturist’s Perspective

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A Brief Introduction to the Chinese Principle of Yin and Yang

The Chinese principle of yin and yang refers to the natural balance that is achieved between two polar forces. It is often analogized to be like sun and moon, man and woman, external and internal. The two forces need each other to find balance.

Beat the Heat…Naturally!

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Robin Foroutan, MS, RDN, HHC

Boy, it’s been hot out there. The temperature these past few weeks have been sky high, which is enjoyable for some, and intolerable to others. Either way, when the weather heats up, cooling down becomes serious business!

Grilling this weekend? Marinate on this!

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Summer is finally here, and chances are as the temperatures heat up, so is the grill! Between Father’s Day and summer Fridays, grilling is basically a rite of summer. But before you fire up the barbie, be sure to whip up a flavorful, antioxidant-rich marinade.

Green Your Space for Spring: Part II

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Greening out your space has many different dimensions. We hope you enjoyed our previous piece about adding plants to clear the air around you, improve mood and focus, and stay healthy – and hopefully added a few featured plants around your home or office! Feeling inspired to go the next step?

Podcast: Detoxify Your Body

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Detoxification is such a hot topic right now, and we talk about it a lot here at The Morrison Center. With all the information out there about detoxification – both in favor of and against the need to detoxify, it’s hard to sift out fact from fiction.

Romantic Dinner for Two

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With Valentine’s Day falling on a weekend this year, there’s time to do something extra special for your boo. Nothing says “I adore you” like a home-cooked meal, especially one that’s full of flavor and doesn’t scrimp on health benefits. Check out our menu for a romantic dinner that’s a surefire recipe for fun, flavor, health…and romance!

First Course: Minted Beet Napoleons

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Sweet, velvet-red beets layered with a cream reminiscent of goat cheese flavored with a sexy scintilla of mint is a suggestive way to start your Valentine’s Day dinner. This “Napoleon” is beautiful to behold and just a touch cheeky, showing that you’re ready to indulge your Valentine in a romantic evening full of surprises.

Call in the "Green Monster" to Kick Start Your Day

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Leafy greens provide so many health benefits, from bone strength to brain power – why not start your day with them? Packed with an array of phytochemicals, this bright green smoothie lands a powerful punch of plant-based nutrients. Whether you’re a seasoned green smoothie lover, or adding greens to your smoothie for the first time, you’ll love the fresh flavor of the Green Monster.

Top 9 Reasons to Get Moving

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Hopefully, you’ve started the year off strong with the promise of a healthier 2016. Now that February has rolled around, staying active through the winter months could be the key to continuing the momentum of the New Year’s resolutions.

Healthier in 30 Days

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The new year is such an optimistic time, a jump start to the months ahead that provides us with the opportunity for a fresh beginning.  After the holiday season, with all its celebrations and festive foods, it’s the perfect time to reboot our health with a nutrient rich diet.

Why Vitamin D is So Important to Our Health

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It’s that time of year again: the temperature drops, we don warm socks and sweaters, and we start to hear the familiar sounds of winter: coughs, sneezes and sniffles. Cold and flu season is upon us. To learn how we arm ourselves naturally against winter sickness watch this special message from Dr. Morrison:

Rethinking Holiday Foods Part I: Feast of the Seven Fishes Soup

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We all have our favorite holiday foods, the once-a-year treats we look forward to every holiday season. Maybe it’s your aunt’s sweet potato casserole, your mother’s feast of the seven fishes or your sister’s death by chocolate. This month we revisit these three holiday classics and offer up newer versions that are decidedly delicious and happily nutritious.

Rethinking Holiday Foods Part II: Sweet Potato Pie Two Ways

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Every family seems to have their own version of a sweet potato casserole and it usually involves brown sugar and a cloyingly sweet topping of marshmallows. Here we present two versions, both very much geared to the adult palate, but with flavors so yummy kids will go for them too. Both feature a spiral arrangement of thinly sliced sweet potatoes and turnips which looks pretty, and the addition of the turnips cuts some of the overwhelming sweetness. To this ribbon of festive color we add two distinctly different, but equally delicious flavor profiles.

Stomach Soother: Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

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With its nutty flavor and creamy texture, Jerusalem Artichoke Soup feels like an indulgence, but it disguises myriad health benefits in each velvety spoonful. This unusual fall tuber doesn’t turn many heads at the farmer’s market – it looks something like a gnarly potato – and while it won’t win a beauty contest, it does make an irresistible fall soup.

Vegan Kale and Coconut Milk Soup

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Beyond its velvety texture and gorgeous color, this soup packs health benefits in a delicious blend of sweet and spicy. Carrots are high in Vitamin A and biotin, which makes this soup the natural choice for glowing skin and strong hair and nails!

Carrot Ginger Soup

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Beyond its velvety texture and gorgeous color, this soup packs health benefits in a delicious blend of sweet and spicy. Carrots are high in Vitamin A and biotin, which makes this soup the natural choice for glowing skin and strong hair and nails!

Persimmon Salad

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The persimmon, an often overlooked fall fruit, is luscious and delicious and packs a nutritional punch. High in vitamins A, C, antioxidants like lycopene and zea-xanthin, and minerals potassium and copper. See how beautifully it comes together in this salad, perfect for Thanksgiving.

Lemon Spinach

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For greens with zestful flavor, try this spinach recipe from Food and wine. Lemon peel and aromatic garlic (naturally anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial) blend harmoniously to create greens that partner perfectly with fish or fowl.

Roasted Fall Vegetables

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You will love this recipe for several reasons:
It’s easy and efficient — prep time is minimal, and one batch can last several days to a week!
It’s flexible and practical — you can use up whatever veggies you have in your fridge.

Eating Seasonally and Locally

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As health coaches, we’re often asked, “What is the best way to eat?” Really, the answer is simple when you break it down to what Mother Nature provides. Eating locally grown, seasonal vegetables and fruits offers nutrition that’s perfectly in balance with the season.

Neural Therapy: A treatment for pain and chronic illness

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This August, Dr. Morrison will be giving two presentations to an international audience of physicians and practitioners. His first talk, “Clinical Management of GI Function Response for the Support of Healthy Aging” will explain how digestion works, how GI illnesses form and how they can be successfully treated with diet and supplements to improve digestive health.

Zucchini Noodles

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There’s a new dish in town and it’s a game changer for pasta-lovers: zucchini noodles. If you haven’t tried them yet, we highly recommend you jump on the zoodle wagon pronto.

Dr. Morrison to speak at the 8th Lifestyle Medicine Summit in Taipei

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This August, Dr. Morrison will be giving two presentations to an international audience of physicians and practitioners. His first talk, “Clinical Management of GI Function Response for the Support of Healthy Aging” will explain how digestion works, how GI illnesses form and how they can be successfully treated with diet and supplements to improve digestive health.

Natural Protection Against Mosquito Bites

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We all love summer – the outdoor fun, backyard barbecues, the longer days that close with a lightshow of fireflies. Yet nothing interferes with a good time more than biting insects! To prevent these pests from ruining your summer, consider these repellents – some natural, others essential.

NeuroRecover™ – Your path back to you.

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We are pleased to announce the availability of the NeuroRecover treatment program at The Morrison Center. NeuroRecover is an innovative program that rapidly assists the body in restoring neuroreceptor function to an optimal level. Once neuroreceptor functions have healed, cravings for addictive substances are lessened and memory, enthusiasm and energy are restored.

Healthy Popsicles

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It’s almost July 4th — time for sun, fun, friends, family and treats! Our Health Coaches spent time in the Morrison Test Kitchen coming up with three delicious, nutrient-packed ice pop recipes that provide unique health benefits.

Shedding Light on Vitamin D

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You have all heard it before: Stay out of the sun, use 30 SPF sunblock, and apply copious amounts of it.

For the most part, I do encourage patients to avoid excessive exposure to the sun; the risks of skin cancers, premature skin aging, and wrinkles are a real threat. On the other hand, I also deal with how the lack of sunlight affects patients on a daily basis.

Detox Recipe: Cauliflower Rice

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Call it low carb, paleo, or “life changing” as one client did — cauliflower rice is a fun, delicious, surprisingly satisfying dish we think you’ll love. It’s grain-free, easy to make and can stand in for rice in any dish, opening up a world of recipes.

Healthy Coconut Oil Truffles

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You’ve probably heard that coconut oil is a superfood that you should incorporate into your diet — how? Let me count the ways! You can roast vegetables in it, cook chicken in it, melt it and add it to smoothies…and you can to make it into treats.

About Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

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I am in constant exploration of new ways to enhance health and well being. This is part of who I am and also my job. This quest has lead me to learn about multiple non-conventional treatments, and a particular type of bodywork called my attention as a particularly effective healing strategy: craniosacral therapy (CST).

Love Potions

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Every year, around this time, I have a steady stream of male and female patients come to see me to discuss an often sensitive and embarrassing topic: low libido, and how to improve it.

Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d mention a few tips to consider about libido: What is it, why it’s low, and how to improve it.

The Morrison Center Staff Picks: Chocolate!

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If you’ve read this week’s post  in which Dr. Morrison shares ways to increase feelings of love and connectedness, you’ll be happy to know that he views dark chocolate as a true superfood. Eaten in moderation (an ounce several times a week) — as long as it’s at least 70% cacao and dairy-free — dark chocolate can provide a number of benefits:

Health Coach Tips: Eat for Immune Health

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In last week’s post, Dr. Morrison and Dr. Moreno offered specific diet and supplement suggestions for preventing and treating cold and flu. As a health coach, I work to make our doctors’ suggestions practical and fun for our patients with specific foods and recipes, based on their tastes. This week, I’ll break down their food-related suggestions with specific and tasty tips:

Rose Hip Jam Recipe

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Rose hips are the fruit of the rose, and they pack a huge punch of vitamin C – just 1 tablespoon provides nearly 300 mg! Vitamin C performs myriad actions in the body: in addition to stimulating the immune system, it is involved in the manufacturing of collagen, supports nerve function and acts as a powerful antioxidant.



The Morrison Immune Protocol

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You may have noticed that around mid-January, winter starts to show off: icy temperatures and impromptu snow storms, coupled with blasting heat and dry indoor air everywhere you go—it’s no wonder that we are in the thick of cold and flu season.

Healthy Tips for Cold and Flu Season

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Are you worried about getting sick this flu season? By following a few simple strategies, you can lower your risk of getting sick and arm yourself with some natural options to kick your infection fast.

Should you get the flu shot?

Healthy Gluten-free Recipes for Fall

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The season is changing: shorter days, cooler temperatures, and crisper air. And, it’s time to break out those gluten-free diet recipes for fall! Salads, my summer staple, just don’t satisfy me like they did in July and August – I want something warm and nourishing.

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