Chrysanthemum is an herb grown throughout China. The flower part of the herb is often used to clear heat and relieve toxicity. It can be used externally as a compress (for inflamed eyes for example) or is commonly used in a tea form. It can help to clear summer heat, prevent sunstroke and … [Read more...] about Cold Chrysanthemum Tea
This recipe from epicurious.com is one of our favorite winter soups – so much so that we often double it. We partially puree it with an immersion blender and freeze the leftovers.INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups chopped onions or thinly sliced leeks (whites only) 1 cup thinly … [Read more...] about The perfect winter meal: Big Batch soup
The holiday season came quick this year. Most of us welcome the diversion of holiday television commercials, Christmas lights and enjoy indulging at holiday and work parties. However, the residual effects of the holiday's can play havoc with our physical and emotional health and … [Read more...] about Self Care for the New Year
Although not everyone falls victim to emotional eating, so many of us do! And more often than not, it tends to be foods that are NOT healthy. Chinese medicine tells us that our body tends to crave certain tastes depending on which energies are out of balance. For example, the spleen craves sweets, … [Read more...] about Eating for Emotional Support
Fall is always a time when there is increased promotion for the flu shot. TV commercials and signs at the local pharmacy highly recommend the flu vaccination for prevention. Although many people get the flu shot each year, not everyone chooses to. Flu vaccines are designed to protect against the … [Read more...] about Should I get the flu shot?
During the fall, we are experiencing transition and change -- a strong shift in weather, the changing of the leaves and preparing for the upcoming winter. Chinese Medicine views autumn as a season of “letting go.” We encourage you to … [Read more...] about To Everything, There is a Season