When we think of inflammation, we often think of localized pain somewhere in the body. An injury, for example, can elicit an acute inflammatory response. In addition, inflammation may be systemic and manifest in various parts of the body. As Jennifer Pillow-White wrote in her blog (Ask the CST) , … [Read more...] about Ask the Acupuncturist – Inflammation and Heat
Q: Is it possible to enjoy a healthy holiday meal on a Paleo diet? A: Absolutely! As this U.S.News article outlines, more and more people choosing a more traditional 'paleolithic' diet can do well for the holidays with delicious recipes swapping out processed grains and bulking up veggies and … [Read more...] about Ask the Naturopathic Doctor: Eating Paleo for the Holidays
Much has been written about Bone Broth lately. In major cities such as New York and Chicago, bone broth restaurants have surfaced. In some neighborhoods, bones at local butchers are hard to come by – becoming a “hot commodity” as residents travel near and far to get the “best bones” for … [Read more...] about Don’t throw away those bones!
Once again nutritional supplements are in the news, this time the attorney general of New York State has threatened legal action against four leading chains (GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart) for selling mislabeled products. According to the report from New York attorney general Eric … [Read more...] about Safety and Regulation of Nutritional Supplements
The principals of Chinese medical diet always emphasizes the importance of warm foods and cooked vegetables. Especially during the winter months, this principal has never been so important! I acquired the following beet recipe from a friend in acupuncture school. Over time, I've made a few … [Read more...] about Beet Soup Recipe
As a Chinese herbalist, I am often asked “which herbs are good to eat?” Well, that is a very broad question. First, different herbs are good for different things. We all have unique energetic imbalances and require different treatments. If we eat an excessive amount of “warming” or “cooling” … [Read more...] about Cooking With Chinese Herbs