Every year around this time, we begin to notice the transition from summer to fall. Cooler and damp weather can increase our likelihood of getting sick. Under normal circumstances, we are taking measures to get build a strong immune system and ready for the flu and cold season. With COVID, this … [Read more...] about Strengthening your Immunity during COVID
The concept of constitution is widely applied in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is an important part of clinical diagnosis and treatment. Traditional Chinese medicine considers that everyone’s physical constitution, which involves much more than just your body shape, is … [Read more...] about What Is Your Constitution And Body Type?
"Although I seriously hate needles, once or twice a month I lay on a table with a bunch of them sticking out of me because of how good acupuncture makes me feel. On my latest Make Meaning podcast episode, I speak with Monica Mae Leibson, from Acupuncture in Michigan, about alternative … [Read more...] about Monica Mae Leibson on the Making Meaning Podcast
This is Part 1 of 2 laying the groundwork for food as medicine. Part 2 is the recipe for turmeric, ginger, garlic and noodle soup. I did my first FB Live in the Kitchen with my husband Kevin today---we had such a blast together! I shared the ingredients for a nourishing, warming, restorative soup … [Read more...] about Food As Medicine: Yin and Yang Theory, Thermal Nature of Food and the Five Flavors Part 1
1 pear, cut in half and core scooped out 1 Tbsp honey Dash cinnamon 1 Tbsp chopped or grated ginger 2 Tbsp water ¼ cup whole grain raw oatmeal ¾ cup almond milk or milk of choice ½ - 1 banana Splash of vanilla Dash cinnamon 1 Tbsp almond butter or nut … [Read more...] about Nourishing Baked Pear and Oatmeal
There are so many fun, interactive techniques that you can share with your kids to help support their immune system. Here are some easy, peasy tips to keep your kiddos healthy and calm. Pediatric Gua Sha Gua what?!? Gua Sha or scraping massage is a great technique to use on kids 4 years and … [Read more...] about What Can You Do To Boost Your Child’s Immune System?