Spring is a time of growth and movement. It is the seasonal transition to summer as the natural yang qi or warming energy emerges from the cold and dormant winter. Eating in balance with the seasons promotes digestive health which in turn promotes overall health. The purpose of moving away from … [Read more...] about Asian Salad with Peanut Dressing
I’d like to introduce you to the Queen of Quick Cooking. She’s my alter ego that emerged from my roots as a registered dietitian/ nutritionist and fueled by my love of creating delicious and nutritious meals for my family. My mission is simple: Provide quick and easy recipes that anyone can throw … [Read more...] about Meet The Queen of Quick Cooking!
Having warm foods for breakfast is a great way to begin your day in the long stretches of winter. Eating breakfast between 7-11 a.m. is ideal, as that timeframe is when your spleen and stomach energy are at peak functionality. It’s best to balance carbohydrate with protein in order to maintain blood … [Read more...] about Winter Warming Breakfast Ideas
One of the concepts I love about Chinese medicine is its focus on balance. Being in balance evokes a sense of inner peace. When you’re in balance emotionally and physically, you just know you can handle what ever comes your way. There’s a strong sense of “okay-ness” within yourself. The practice … [Read more...] about Keeping Yourself Healthy & Energetic in Winter
Summer is fading out as cooler temperatures are presenting us with the beauty of changing leaves to oranges and reds. Autumn in Chinese medicine is the season related to the Lungs, so it’s prudent to pay attention to our health. Typically, this time of year we see an increase of patients coming in … [Read more...] about Supporting your Health in Autumn
One day, while living in Houston, I was eagerly picking Satsuma oranges off the drooping branches of a tree in my backyard. I was excited to bring a big bowl of fruit to the office to give to patients. I had my arms full with harvest while walking over to put the oranges into a nearby bag. Without … [Read more...] about When the Healer Needs Healing