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Leila-Scott Mitchell
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Let us assist you in achieving a smooth, natural return to health and quality of life through expert application of the ancient, holistic art of Traditional Chinese Medicine in an integrative medicine environment.

The Whole Picture



Sometimes navigating health is so overwhelming that it prevents us from even making the effort. While it is true that healing is complex and comprehensive, it doesn’t need to be stressful. Our approach: do what you can, when you can and be sure to give yourself grace. Remember, Whole Health = Mind + Body

The basic idea: slow down, enjoy, give thanks and keep it simple. 
 
You're no cook? No big deal. A healthy diet can be simple, it’s all a matter of preparation. 
Not swimming in extra time?  Not a problem. With just a few strategies you can have what you need, when you need it and not forgo your health. 


Food & Nutrition

Key: Keep food in its original, whole form

Consider this: we usually eat to feed a hungry stomach when we actually need to be eating to feed the trillions of cells that make up our body. Nature gave food it’s colors and properties for a reason. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, these properties are as important as whether a food contains protein, carbs or fat. 

If we consume foods, keeping their properties in mind as well as in their natural and unprocessed form, we can reap the benefits they are meant to give us. Trust us, when you start eating food this way, it won't be long before your body can do without all the processed food.

Some examples of food and their properties: 
Cooling foods - most fruits, most raw vegetables, sushi, ice cream and other foods we eat straight out of the fridge.
Warming foods - most meats, most whole grains, most cooked legumes, and most eastern & middle eastern foods as their recipes contain warming spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon and cardamom.

Click here for more information and delicious recipe ideas 


Lifestyle

Let yourself off the hook about achieving the perfect work/life balance, we are here to tell you it doesn’t exist. But that's okay! Let that wash over you as good news. Although perfect balance might be unrealistic, we honor the temptation to attempt it. We find ourselves struggling with the idea of perfection from time to time as well; it's a hard habit to break. 

Do your best to incorporate movement, meditation, the outdoors, sleep hygiene, and depth work into your routine. Take the time to slow down and remember that being over scheduled and under rested was yesterday’s fashion. It is ok to be rested and have time for what’s important.