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Simone Wan Moran
Beauty Sleep: Reality or Myth?

Beauty Sleep: Reality or Myth?

Beauty Sleep - Not Just a Myth! #beautysleep   #sleephacks  #herbalsleepremedies #naturalsleepremedies #restfulsleep #sleep We have all heard the saying “Get your beauty sleep.”  And we wonder if the concept of Beauty Sleep is real, or if it is a myth.  The good news is that Beauty Sleep is real.  The quality and quantity of sleep you get each night impacts can impact your skin’s health and appearance.  When we sleep our bodies and our skin recharge because we are healing, restoring and eliminating toxins.  The normal sleep cycle has 3 phases, each of which has a specific effect on...

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Simone Wan Moran
Why Is Everyone Talking About Inflammation?

Why Is Everyone Talking About Inflammation?

So, there is a lot of conversation out there about inflammation and why we need to fix it.  Let’s talk about what is inflammation and why it matters, where it comes from, and what we can do about it.     It is important to understand that there is a connection between inflammation and immunity, which negatively impacts hormonal balance, which in turn impacts mood, energy, and wellness.  We can actually have stress and inflammation at the cellular level.  When we have inflammation at the cellular level, our gut and our brains are out of balance, which can cause us...

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Simone Wan Moran
My Top 4 Herbs for Natural Pain Relief

My Top 4 Herbs for Natural Pain Relief

Now that there is more and more proof that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are more dangerous than thought to be in the past, there is more reason to try alternatives to treat pain.  As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a medicine in which there are 5,776 herbs in the Chinese Materia Medica, an herbalist’s bible, I have been prescribing herbs for over a decade for a vast array of symptoms, including pain.  I feel comfortable knowing that these herbs, especially in combination with other herbs, have been used for thousands of years and proven not only effective, but safe...

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Simone Wan Moran
Is Sleep Really That Important?

Is Sleep Really That Important?

Sleep.  One of the great mysteries of life!  We aren’t awake when we are doing it, so we don’t really know what is happening to our bodies and brains when we are sleeping.    Because most of us don’t know or understand the importance of sleep, we ask ourselves “Is Sleep Really That Important?”  I get asked that question frequently by my patients.  I answer them with a resounding YES!  Having good sleep habits that ensure that we get good restful sleep, and enough of it, is vital to our health and well-being. Without enough restful sleep, we find ourselves...

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