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National Nutella Day – Not all its cracked up to be! (Nuts!)

So, today was National Nutella Day. YUMMINESS!! Right? … well, I’m Debbie Downer today, so NO. WHAT???!!!! How on EARTH can a person …

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West LA’s “BEST” for the 5th year in a row!

Thank you! West LA’s “BEST” for the 5th year in a row!

Results are in! The Argonaut’s “Best of the Westside” 2017 lists Dr. Eric as the BEST for the 5th year running! 1st place, Best H…

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Food as medicine

“Food as medicine” and how do supplements help?

What do you mean by “food as medicine” and how do supplements help? A lot of folks don’t get it when we say that food is medicine. …

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Truth from our friend

From www.huffingtonpost.com original article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-laughlin/its-time-to-stop-hating-y_b_9705732.html &ldquo…

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! 2017 year of the Rooster…

Welcome to the Year of the Rooster! …Wait, What does that mean? Well, I refer annually to the wonderful history lesson from our friend, John Co…

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Best Time to get the flu shoot

*MASTER TONIC* what it is and why it’s so good for you {Nature’s “flu shot”}

I talk about “Master Tonic” every season. And inevitably, every season, there are several friends, followers, or patients that ask me, &l…

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Soup

Ready for Fall? THIS!: seasonal butternut squash soup

Anyone else noticing that the air smells a little different? There is misty fog in the morning before work or school drop off. And at the end of the d…

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Animal Vegtable

OILY FOOD an excerpt from “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Kingsolver/Hopp

Following is an exerpt written by Stephen L. Hopp for Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – A Year of Food Life 51PfhTR2k-Lby Kingsolver/Hopp…

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HOME GROWN an excerpt from “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Kingsolver/Hopp

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – A Year of Food Life51PfhTR2k-L THIS BOOK is a must read. what is it about? Food as Medicine. Taken from the dust…

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Best Of The Westside 2016

One Vote that you can feel really GOOD about!

“Best of the Westside 2016” Results are in…Winner! That’s right. Dr. Eric has been included in The Argonaut Magazine’s…

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Mardi Gras

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Lent starts tomorrow…

By John Copeland for SMHA th-1Today is known as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday and Carnival, all traditional names for the day before Ash Wednesday, the…

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2016

Happy New Year! Gong Hey Fat Choy!

By John Copeland for SMHA: Happy New Year, again! In 2016, we celebrated New Years on January 1st and this past Sunday, February 8th, it was New Yea…

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Edward de Bono's Lateral thinking

“The Whole Kit & Caboodle” for Kentwood ~ Sponsored by Dr. Eric

So do you guys know what lateral thinking is? Have you heard of project-based learning? You may have recently, especially if you have a student in LAU…

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Oh, my political posts are annoying you?

Inspired by facebook’s query: “What’s on your mind?”

Well Facebook, let me tell you “what’s on my mind…” I am not a good cook, nor do I particularly like gardening. I am not a &l…

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Best Of The Westside Reader Poll Results are in!…

Dr. Eric / Santa Monica Healing Arts were voted #2 this year! Second only to a University of Traditional Chinese Medicine… http://argonautnews…

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Lisa Rae Cunningham

Introducing our fantastic new massage therapist!

Please join us in welcoming the lovely and talented Lisa Rae Cunningham to our practice! Lisa Rae Cunningham has given twenty to thirty massages per …

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Best Of The Westside 2015

It’s that time of year again! Cast your vote for #SMHA & Dr. Eric!

Hi there friends! It’s that time again…time to vote for Dr. Eric for BEST of the Westside 2015! Did you know that we’ve been voted…

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Gong Xi Fa Cai 恭禧發財 – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, again! In 2015, we celebrated New Years on January 1st and today, Thursday, February 19th, it is New Years once again – Chinese…

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Elyce Talavera

Holiday Massage Special!

How about treating yourself or a loved one to a truly wonderful Holiday gift? Now through the end of 2015 enjoy a ONE HOUR massage withe our dear and …

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Mom’s Turkey Soup

Mom’s Turkey Soup

In loving memory of Lynne M. Taylor By far one of the BEST recipes of the year. Pretty much perfection. And super easy if you have an hour or so du…

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Pumpkins

Whatcha gonna do with all that junk? all that junk inside your…

Happy November! (Translation: Welcome to Junk Belly Central and Gut Healers R US) The great thing about November is that now we get to eat HEALTHY…

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Chicken

Bone Appetit! Halloween = Soup Season

Question: chic When you stop to grab dinner for your family on the way home, how often do you grab one of those whole roasted chickens (doesn’t…

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Best Of The Westside 2014

Best of the Westside 2014 – The Argonaut

Well, THANK YOU! Our dear friends and loyal patients, for your VOTES! Dr. Eric P. Dahlström, D.C., L.Ac. wins AGAIN for #1 Acupuncturist in t…

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Photo image copyright – Wayne Kimbell  Every season hath its pleasures; Spring may boast her flowery prime, Yet the vineyard’s ruby treasures Brighten Autumn’s sob’rer time.” ― Thomas Moore

Here Comes Fall – by John Copeland

Photo image copyright – Wayne Kimbell Every season hath its pleasures; Spring may boast her flowery prime, Yet the vineyard’s ruby treasu…

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Best Of The Westside 2014

Cast your vote for Santa Monica Healing Arts

Good morning community! Last year my office was voted the “Best of the Westside” for Acupuncture by The Argonaut. Voting has begun again…

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Santa Monica Healing Arts is moving

We know, it’s been really difficult to get to the office lately! That Metro road work makes us all cringe. But guess what? We are leaving it a…

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The Season of Renewal – by John Copeland

Our month, April derives its name from the Latin word, aperire, which literally means, “to open.” Nature is awakening from winter’s…

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Happy St PAt's Day!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Choose your GREEN wisely.

Yes, have a fun and be festive this St. Patrick’s Day! But please, go easy on the GREEN food coloring! Do you know how bad it is for you? I me…

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Roses

Happy Healthy(?) Valentine’s Day <3

As Valentine’s Day approaches, there are so many many many posts and articles and stuff about Chocolate and Roses and Candy and Sweets and Whipp…

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Happy New Year!Gong Xi Fa Cai!Gong Hey Fat Choy!

New Year redux by John CopelandDownloadedFile Happy New Year, again! In 2014, we celebrated New Years on January 1st and now on the last day of Janua…

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Better Late Than Never: 10 Easy Steps to Healthy in 2014

Welcome to 2014! Boy, is it me, or is that really sometimes just a LOT of pressure…? I don’t know about YOU, but I try to give myself s…

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Winter Solstice – by John Copeland

It’s the third week of December and Christmas is right around the corner. You can just about count the days left in 2013 on your fingers, you c…

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United States one dollar bill reverse

Friday the 13th – by John Copeland

This time of year, I can really feel the darkness. Right now we have only 9 hours of daylight and it is still getting shorter. Well, that is, until …

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Rainbow Chard Salad with Caramelized Gala Apple & Chard Spine Compote served alongside Grass-fed Beef Stroganoff over Rice Penne Pasta topped with Greek Yogurt and Parmesean

Season’s Seasoning: Sweet & Savory Chard Salad

Hi Dear Followers! Dr. Eric and I, #mrsdrdahl, have been so busy with the SEASON (it all starts in the Fall with Football/Cheer/Halloween for us and …

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Dahlstrom Day of the Dead

Samhain/Halloween – by John Copeland

Well, here we are, well into the last quarter of the year and the end of October. This week, in the Santa Ynez Valley, we’ve had ample notice t…

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“Wear Your Helmet” Quiche

As Promised: “Wear-Your-Helmet” Quiche

Any of you dear readers remember our instagram photo from a few months back? Geez, I guess it was late July or early August? My how TIME FLIES! Well…

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Musings on an Autumn Walk – Turn and Face the Change.

I know, most folks think there is no “Fall” in Los Angeles. No real seasons. But Fall here really is distinct. Our trees don’t al…

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Changing Seasons by John Copeland

You feel the change in the air? The sun’s rising a bit later, it’s setting earlier, the evening’s are growing cooler and our metal …

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Roasted Beet Summer Salad with Strawberries

Dear Friends of SMHA and Dr. Eric, Have you been following SMHealingArts on twitter this summer? Do you “like” Santa Monica Healing Arts …

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My daughter came home with this

Teach Your Children Well…

“Healthy Choices, Healthy Me!: A 2nd Grade lesson in Nutrition”…? At the end of school, the kids always come home with all their r…

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Midsummer Solstice – by John Copeland

Summertime is always the best of what might be.” …

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California winds the ribbons with the Faire Folk in a dress made by Grandma Lynne just for that purpose

Happy May Day – by John Copeland

Hal-an-tow, jolly rumbalow We were up long before the day-O To welcome in the summer, To welcome in the May-O The summer is a-coming in And winter&rsq…

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Orangetopia?

The Divine Citrus. Spring is simply amazing, the bounty of health and well being it coaxes forth astounding! I am inspired to this blog by the simpl…

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Today is the last day of winter – by John Copeland

March is a particularly tempestuous month. The ancient Saxon name for March was Hrethmonath, meaning “rough month” and referring to month…

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Sakura of Fukushima e

Cherry Blossoms blooming? feeling a bit wistful?

The Cherry Blossom, or flower of the Sakura tree (桜 or 櫻; さくら) is symbolic to many people. To most it is simply the flourish of Spring, howe…

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Mustard is WISE…

WOW! #mustard is #trendingworldwide today! who knew? WE DID! (and those French as well…huh huh huh…so savvy!) Some of the many benefi…

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Spring is [almost] in the air…how will YOU handle your allergies?

(TIME.com) “Acupuncture already helps to relieve pain in some patients, and the latest study hints that it might relieve sneezing and itchy eyes…

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Valentine Myths & Food by John Copeland

Friends of SMHA, following is a fantastic summation of Valentine’s Day myth, ritual, & food throughout the ages By John Copeland Valentines…

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Happy Heart Health with Acupuncture

This Valentine’s Day, start by keeping your own heart healthy! “By integrating acupuncture and Oriental medicine into your heart healthy …

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Spring Forward! by John Copeland

re you ready to spring forward? If not you better get the pogo stick out of the closet to help you make the spring. This Sunday, March 10th, we&rsqu…

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Kung Hei Fat Choy

Happy Chinese New Year! Do you know why Chinese New Year is celebrated in early February? Or why the years are named after animals? And why are there…

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Aspartame is much worse than you know…

Aspartame aka NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure “Accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported …

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Breath in Life

So many nights we lie awake in bed – circular stressful thoughts going round and round – with no hope of turning them off, all the while, …

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Optimize Your Brain Power

Still feeling lethargic this year? Gray weather and sickness got you in a fog? Having difficulties focusing, remembering tasks or organizing your tho…

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3 New Year Energy Boosters

One month down, 11 to go… If you are like us, then these first months of the new year are difficult. Cold weather & sickness sometimes lea…

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Speaking of Magnesium – Epsom Salt!

Epsom Salt is a naturally occurring mineral compound of Magnesium and Sulfate. While Epsom Salt has MANY health benefits, one easy and incredibly ben…

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Eggcellent!

7 grams of high-quality protein! “With science on our side, we can once again enjoy the wonderfully nutritious egg. Along with milk, eggs cont…

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Magnesium reduces risk of cancer

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that higher intakes of dietary magnesium were associated with a lower risk of c…

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Why the triangle? Whole Person Healing

Do you know why Dr. Eric uses the Triangle in his SMHA logo? It’s the triangle of health: Physical, Biochemical, Emotional. Our bodies are con…

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Beets/Greens = Blood Builders

“Beets (not ironically) good for the blood!" Think of beets as red spinach. Just like Popeye’s powerfood, this crimson vegetable is …

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Vitamin D cuts flu by nearly 50%

Soak up the Sun! Go outside and enjoy this 80* SoCal weather. Let your body create it’s own vitamin D – It has the power to heal you ! Wh…

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Nature’s Flu Remedy – Don’t believe the hype!

Don’t believe the hype! Great article about nature’s truest flu remedy: Lemon & Ginger Root Tea lemon: anti-inflammatory + vitamin C…

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Facts on Honey & Cinnamon

Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the w…

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Avoid foodborne illness when cooking this holiday…

Every year, 76 million Americans get sick from food, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nothing you can do will ever guarantee 100 percent …

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Happy Holidays

Wishing all a blessed December and future in 2013. It can be easy to get overwhelmed and forget the “Reason for the Season.” Take a mome…

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For the Gentlemen: Know what’s in your grooming products

Gents, be aware of products that can cause prostate and other horrible man-cancers!…

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Stomach Issues? Join us for “Tummy Trouble”

“Tummy Trouble” Presented by Dr. Eric P. Dahlström, D.C., L.Ac. | When: Monday October 1, 2012…

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Benefits of Coconut Butter

Healthy Eating: The Benefits of Coconut Butter

Ever wonder what the health benefits of Coconut butter are? Here are six reasons love coconut butter.…

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