5 Alternative Therapy Perks About Acupuncture

5 Alternative Therapy Perks About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body’ natural healing ability and to improve functioning. This is treat by inserting disposable stainless steel needles thin as a strand of hair and applying heat or electrical stimulation at precise acupuncture points. Acupuncture is a popular therapy that has been use for thousands of years which treat a wide variety of medical conditions. Here are five perks of acupuncture therapy over other treatments?

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Essential Oils That Support Respiratory System

Essential Oils That Support Respiratory System

essential oils that support respiratory system, opens up airways, promotes better breathing and helps improve lung health. Holistic options for better breathing. Natural ways to support lung health with these top oils. Best oils for diffusing and cleaning the air.

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One Herb That Change's Your Mood and Improves Digestion

One Herb That Change's Your Mood and Improves Digestion

My love for Chinese Medicine and essential oils started simultaneously. It wasn’t until my third year of medical school that I discovered the only difference between herbal formula and essential oils is how they are prepared. As my experience working with herbs developed, I also noticed that accompanying essential oils with my Chinese Medicine practice, I got lasting results and my body would respond quicker to more natural alternatives. There’s never just one way to take care of yourself, its a lifestyle that develops when we give our body the attention it needs. In this blog I share with you a very well known herb that supports digestion and can be found in an essential oil.

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Pregnancy Relief Blends

Pregnancy Relief Blends

Becoming pregnant might seem like a long road when the first several weeks of torture are upon you. Finding medication for nausea, headache and fatigue seems almost impossible especially late a night when symptoms are more frequent. In the drugstore every thing says, not recommended in pregnancy and consult your doctor before taking when pregnant. When carrying, it’s better to turn to a natural alternative that works. Let me show you how.

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TCM Herbal Formula: Cinnamon Twig Decoction Plus Cinnamon

TCM Herbal Formula: Cinnamon Twig Decoction Plus Cinnamon

Harmonizing the immune system and providing nutrients

Promote sweating

Alleviate spontaneous sweating

Promote better stomach function

Resolve acid reflux with wheezing

Warm cold in the lower abdomen that causes cramping pains

Resolve discomfort and obstruction


Harmonize spleen wind in children

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What Spice Has A Long History of Culinary Use?

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This week is the perfect time to celebrate all the gifts the earth has given us! One great gift from the earth is dōTERRA’s Cinnamon Bark essential oil. Cinnamon has a long history of culinary uses like, adding spice to desserts, entrees, and even hot drinks. That’s why it’s one of my favorite essential oils for the holiday season. (I probably say that with every essential oil)

Traditional Chinese Medicine uses Cinnamon (known as guÌ zhì) in about 10 patent formulas. This means that not only is cinnamon a great essential oil, but this herb has been use for thousands of years to improve immunity, head tension, menstrual support, increase sweeting, joint pain and digestion when used with other Chinese herbs.

What is Chinese medicine and how can it help me? I share with you in this short video what spleen qi deficiency is and how essential oils can help.


Cinnamon Bark is well known for its use as a spice. Did you know when taken internally, supports healthy metabolic function and helps maintain a healthy immune system, especially when seasonal threats are high. Place 1 drop of dōTerra Cinnamon essential oil in hot water or tea and drink slowly to soothe your irritated throat or add one drop to two ounces of water and gargle for an effective mouth rinse before heading to bed.

Below are some wonderful and creative ways to include dōTERRA Cinnamon Bark in your favorite holiday dishes:

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Apple Cream Cheese Rose Tart

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Chinese formula’s that include cinnamon are:

Cinnamon Twig plus Cinnamon Guì Zhī Jiā gui tāng

Cinnamon Twig Decoction

Cinnamon Twig Decoction plus Peony

Cinnamon Twig Decoction plus Magnolia Bark and Apricot KernelAconite Accessory Root Decoction

Cinnamon Twig Decoction plus Kudzu Root

Half Cinnamon Half Ephedra Decoction

Guì zhī èr yuè bì yī tāng

Wū tóu guì zhì tāng

Simple Tips For Using GREEN DRINKS To Get Ahead In Health


If you have never tried Acupuncture you might love❤️ making your green drinks like one.

The main question I ask my patients when learning about their eating habits is, 

Do you drink greens drinks?🤷🏻‍♂️ And What do you put in them?🤷🏽‍♀️

Nutrition and The study of Chinese Herbs are very important parts of the five branches within Chinese Medicine. 🎎

In fact the food we eat have theraputic properties and can benefit the patterns of deficiency that present themselves when the body is out of balance. That’s what this movie Eating You Alive is about. 

It blows me away that one Dr. 🧬 in this movie pulls out his perscription pad and instead of writing out a drug he writes out a smoothie formula! That’s exactly what I do and I see even my own families health change rapidly.  

Have a look at my vblog about micronizing your fruits 🍎 and 🌽  for a morning drink.  

Not sure how to make a smoothie?

Use this link to access over 80 recipes that are 100% delicious! 

Green Drinks for your best health



 Let me know what you think 🤯. I love to see your questions about what Chinese Medicine is all about.🧧 



With Love and Kale🌱,

Antonika Chanel 🌺

Kid Approved Smoothies



School is starting your rushing around to get supplies, clothes, preparing after school plans and PTA meetings.

Since schools make lunch for kids, we tend to turn a blind eye to what our kids should be eating  

Does preventative care sound like too much work? 

A recent study says most people think preventive care is expensive, they don’t know what they need and some people don’t make it a priority. 

With a little bit of planing and prior thought we can feel more productive, happier and healthier. 

Will you give this a try?

for a whole list of recipes check out Jeff Permacks list. I makes smoothies from this list every day. 

St. Thomas Lilika Effect On Green Smoothie Crazies Like Me


Of all the places I’ve traveled this contract St. Thomas is the winning port. My heart lives here, It’s a little bit of home on an island. One of my favorite place's to visit is  Yacht Haven Grande and this little smoothie bar called Lilika Juice Bar not too far from the cruise ships. Now everyone raves about Barefoot Buddha, it’s a great place to get food but it’s always so busy, packed, wall to wall busy. I've spent a lot of money in their one of a kind boutique. To be outside with a healthy drink in hand next to the water, that's my kind of afternoon. 

Any place near yachts is classy to begin with.   I feel at home when I run into the National Marine office while seeing yachts I’m familiar with and under the shade in at a place that makes green drinks like I make at home. 


Destiny and I talking about why St. Thomas is so special

Destiny and I talking about why St. Thomas is so special

The menu has so many options and they even ask your option of a base (water, almond milk, coconut milk etc). I always get half almond milk and water. The last time I was here I had two green drinks and felt so fresh. St. Thomas is one of those ports where I'm waiting at the gangway to be the first one off the ship. 



In a previous blog called, How I Broke The Rules For A Green Smoothie, I shared that staying healthy and making health choices on a ship sometimes require breaking a few rules. 


The first thing I look for when I’m off the ship is a place where I can add boosters like chia seeds, dates, bee pollen and flax seeds. Ingredients that most people might roll their eyes at but then fall on the floor when I tell them my age. 


Ben and I soaking in the sun after some vegan food and a green drink

Ben and I soaking in the sun after some vegan food and a green drink

If you are in St. Thomas stop by Lilika in Yacht Haven Grand and pick up one of their green drinks. You will feel  energized, accomplished and completely satisfied. 





Who wouldn't want to hang out here? 


How I Broke The Rules for a Green Smoothie At Sea

How I Broke The Rules for a Green Smoothie At Sea

When I first started working on a cruise ship the most challenging thing for me was having available vegetarian and vegan options. I would have to sneak items from the salad bar in the Lido to my room so I can make a green smoothie in the morning. (Highly illegal for any crew member BTW)

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Heal Your Gut Summit 2016

Heal Your Gut Summit 2016

Gut dysfunction can be linked to virtually every disease and can cause conditions like fatigue, depression, food sensitivities, chronic pain, allergies and more. The Heal Your Gut Summit from January 18-25, will help you understand how these conditions are by and large preventable!

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Healing Foods for Diabetes

Type II diabetes is ramped in the US partly because of the American Diet.


we must be concious of what we eat as we age to prevent long term conditions that lead to the dependency of medication.

Chronic stress affects sugar levels big time. Skullcap and oats calm the nervous system as well as regular excercise to regulate blood sugar levels.

Type II diabetes happens in adulthood and followed by obesity being a high risk factor.   

The pancrease produces insulin but the body forgets how to use it efficiently. High blood sugar can be reversed by diet and weight loss. 

Herbs can help regulate blood sugar, improve digestion and intestinal absorption of nutrients, support circulation and strengthen immunity.

 healing food are:

Apples, avocado, blueberries, grapefruit, lemon, lime, pears, broccoli, artichoke, leafy greens and onions. 

Ideal herbs are cinnimon, clove, coriander, dandelion root, evening primrose oil, garlic, gingerC ginkgo, stevia, turmeric and yarrow.

fish oil, flax seed, legumes, oats, olive oil, pumpkin seed, soy milk, spiraling, tofu, yougart with active bacterial culture all help the healing process and prevent long term complications.



Light and Frequency Influence Disease

What if I told you that obesity, cancer and fertility were more about light than food. Dr. Jack Kruse neurosurgeon uses quantum physics and explains how light and frequency behave in the human body on Gaia.com

Most people believe being well is about food. All foods get broken down into electrons. On the back of every electron in a photon. Photons are light particles. The more we learn about quantum physics we learn that we are true beings of light. Most of this research is disconnected from our current western system. However these principles have been understood since 1923. 

The body posses a huge mitochondria density. The mitochondria is the power plant of the cell. It's the in the nucleus of the human cell. Within the mitochondria there are electrons and protons.  Each electron is connected to protons. Light (protons) is what tells the cells to divide.  

This means you can eat more and exercise less with the Leptin Diet. This diet involves eating a large protein breakfast and sun gazing. The protein sends a message to the micro biome. 

Leptin a master hormone secreted by fat cells. It's secretion is tide to the circadian cycles

This kind of news hasn't hit mainstream medical news because quantum physics is not considered to physiologically affect the human body. Jack Kruse explains this in many ways. 

  'When you put down thoughts that are tied to nature, Anybody can have optimal health.'- Jack Kruse

For the full interview go to Gaia.com Open Minds With Regina Meredith Bio-Hacking your Health with Jack Kruse

Women who consume at least a 3rd of an ounce of fresh mushrooms everyday are at 64% less likely to develop breast cancer. When combined with regular consumption of green tea there is an even greater benefit.

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3 Day Global Green Cleans

After experiencing the Vegan Chef Competition at Las Olas Farmers Market in Downtown Fort Lauderdale I am challenging myself to look at food differently and try on something new something...Green. Alan Pratt is one of Florida's nutritionist and educated health nuts. I am so thrilled to be challenged to participate in his 3 Day Global Green Cleans. I always thought spring cleaning was just about cleaning my house. It's more than that, it's about cleaning up your life inside and out, spiritually mentally and physically.  

Alan Pratt, Sound Healer, Spirit Channel, Clairvoyant, Speaker from Miami Florida 

Alan Pratt, Sound Healer, Spirit Channel, Clairvoyant, Speaker from Miami Florida 

April 22 - 24, wherever you are, wherever you live, wherever you travel, you can join us on this 3-Day Monthly Green Cleanse completely free. All it requires is your choice and willingness to do so. Our intention is for all of humanity to experience greater health and peace of mind. We would love to have as many people as possible participate in this cleanse with us from wherever you are, EVERY MONTH. It will create more awareness around what we are eating and how we feel, empowering us to be healthier every day.

If you find it conflicting to do the cleanse on the chosen dates of the month, start a day or two earlier or later, whatever works for you.

We encourage you to work with a broad range of fasts & cleanses, including:
* 3 days of only green juice
* 3 days of green juice, green powders and green supplements
* 3 days of green and fruit juices
* 3 days of 'master cleanse' (lemon water, cayenne, honey)
* 3 days of only green and fruit smoothies
* 3 days of eating only raw/live vegan food
* 3 days eating only vegan food
* 3 days of soups and salads
* 3 days removing coffee, alcohol, and energy drinks, replacing them with green drinks.
* Add variety to your cleanse with coconut water, kombucha, herbal tea, herbal elixirs and tonics.
* Or design your own 3-Day Cleanse and if you want to extend it beyond the three days, GO FOR IT!!!

The organizers of this monthly cleanse group are not selling or representing any product or business. This is a grass roots global project.

Join Our 3-Day Monthly Cleanse Community:
- Share your xperiences through text, videos, and photos
- Share any wisdom or knowledge you have
- Connect with other like minded and radiant souls
- Simply expand the love for living life

If you are new to cleansing, please educate yourself. The fasting process pulls toxins and accumulated waste out of every part of the body. It is important to get this toxic waste removed COMPLETELY, so be sure to drink a lot of water throughout the fast. Many people experience headaches and constipation while fasting; the solution is more green juice, more water, and rest. We recommend a magnesium solution for people who are new to fasting, as it is very effective in clearing the system and avoiding extreme discomfort. During a fast, we can easily experience dizziness or being light-headed, so be careful driving a car, operating machinery, and exerting too much energy. Follow your feelings and instincts -- at times you may need more rest, at times you may want to exercise, dance or hike. Being in nature during a cleanse is healthy & lovely.

Statistically 90% of people have a toxic colon, backed up with undigested food and waste. It takes three days to clean the GI tract out.

Check out the link of Dr. Ahuva Gamliel's interview with Alan Pratt about the monthly green cleanse project: 

Learn more about Fasting, Cleansing & Eating Greener -
Search 'juice fasting' 'green juice recipes' 'green smoothies' etc., and you will find plenty of supporting information and knowledge.
Here are 6 excellent articles on juice fasting & cleansing, precautions, recipes, before/after & more. 

Videos on juicing, juice & smoothie recipes & cleansing:
(There are LOTS more videos on Youtube, etc.)

Garden of Life

Raw Power

Greener Grasses & many more excellent companies make dozens of different blends of powdered greens & super foods. Explore online, in health stores, and in the 'Green Foods' aisle at Whole Foods, which has regular sales, dropping $10-15 off most larger items. These supplements are good to take daily & during a cleanse, in water or mixed into your juice. 

And more groups with abundant resources:
Green Juice Lovers:
Juice Fasting & Great Juice Recipes:
Raw Food Wild Riot:
Holistic Vegan: Quest for Truth:
Natural Healthy Living (Vegan):
Vegans United:

*The more the merrier so get your friends, family, co-workers, and complete strangers involved. Share the invite and the link to the community and let's make this a massive movement of empowering greater global wellness.
* Tell your local juice bar, and get them involved too.
*We invite community leaders to participate with their constituencies.

Dates for the 2016 monthly 3-day green cleanse! Every month, the cleanse is scheduled for a Friday/Saturday/Sunday toward the end of the month, and we've avoided the weekends of Memorial Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, our project will expand. We will produce live 'Green House' health events in our home base, Miami, Florida -- and we will encourage & empower you to produce Green House parties wherever you are! This year, we ask you to invite a LOT more friends to participate, we want more pics & videos posted on FB, and we are committed to bringing the Green Juice Revolution to TV, to the mainstream & to the people! Mark these dates in your calendar now, and commit to being green in 2016:
May 20, 21, 22
June 24, 25, 26
July 29, 30, 31
August 26, 27, 28
September 23, 24, 25
October 21, 22, 23
November 18, 19, 20
December 16, 17, 18