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December 2019

Herbal medicine Martial Arts

Top Five Topicals for martial artists (and anyone who works out!)

The top five topicals for hard-training athletes (martial artists, kickboxers, CrossFit enthusiasts)   Basically you have two kinds of “remedies” with ancient roots in martial artists but so helpful for anyone who works out and has aches or pains. External, to use topically on a joint, muscle or area that hurts, aches or needs TLC Internal, to take internally, like a liquid, decoction, tablet or capsule. (Later, we’re going to…

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The tooth fairy’s evil sister, the puke fairy

In over a year of taekwondo, if I’m famous for anything, it’s probably for having to throw up during any and every belt test and morning class.   Seriously.   Every belt test, and a morning sparring seminar.   Evening classes every week? Nope, nada. Zilch. Zippo.   I hate throwing up. Pregnancy was awful because I was nauseous about 14 hours a day.   At a belt test a…

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