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How to Improve Your Posture and Counter Effects of Slouching

This is another mobility exercise that you can do daily to improve your posture and reverse negative effects of slouching.

Taking your arms through slow half circles along your sides while you are lying back on an exercise ball is helpful for improving extension through your spine and flexion through your shoulders. Read more about How to Improve Your Posture and Counter Effects of Slouching

 

Memorial Day Sale

Over the next few days, we're offering substantial markdowns on several of our most popular formulas during our inaugural Memorial Day sale - many of you have asked for a sale at this time of year, and we are happy to make it happen!

Until limited earmarked supplies last, all of the following blends have been reduced by 15-33% off their everyday discounted prices:

1. Organic Whole Food Multi in Vegetable Capsules - 20% off: Read more about Memorial Day Sale

 

How to Make Cucumber Kim Chi

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Updated on May 21, 2019: Please note: Cucumber kim chi is best refrigerated and enjoyed right after making it. You can allow it to ferment before refrigerating as you would with cabbage kim chi, but because cucumbers tend to go soft a lot quicker than cabbage, it's best to think of this dish as a crisp, refreshing salad/side dish. Enjoy! Read more about How to Make Cucumber Kim Chi

 

The Man Who Can't Be Moved

Going back to the corner where I first saw you
Gonna camp in my sleeping bag I'm not gonna move
Got some words on cardboard, got your picture in my hand
Saying, "If you see this girl can you tell her where I am?" Read more about The Man Who Can't Be Moved

 

A Simple Technique to Open Up Stiff Hips

Updated on May 17, 2019

A number of people who have gone through other videos that I've done on hip mobility have mentioned feeling restricted deep within their hip joints while trying to rotate their hips.

This video demonstrates a technique that can help restore joint mobility while lengthening shortened muscles and tendons that inhibit natural range of motion. Read more about A Simple Technique to Open Up Stiff Hips

 

Thoughts From a Former Tiger Mom

Dear Dr. Kim,

This is out of character for me but I feel compelled to write to you so I'm letting down my guard and following my heart.

I have much to be thankful for. I had responsible parents who took care of all my essential needs growing up. Being immigrants from China, they didn't believe in brand names and luxuries. They were all about buying only bare bones necessities and saving the rest for the future, including my university education. What my parents lacked in warmth they compensated for in making sure I was never going to be hungry or homeless. Read more about Thoughts From a Former Tiger Mom

 

Shelby's Nut Butter Banana Cream Pie

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Ingredients:

Crust:

1 cup of raw cashews
1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup of pitted dates, tightly packed
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

Banana Filling: Read more about Shelby's Nut Butter Banana Cream Pie

 

How the Body Works: Overview of Organ Systems

Updated on May 14, 2019

If you want to be relatively free of the fear of not knowing enough about your health that you have to rely on others to make big decisions for you, it's critical that you take some time to learn about how your body works. Read more about How the Body Works: Overview of Organ Systems

 

If You Drink Coffee

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Updated on May 13, 2019

Dear Dr. Kim:

For years I had the impression that coffee was not a good beverage for people due to its caffeine content. Read more about If You Drink Coffee

 

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