The heart as emperor lives well protected at the center of the nation. No injury must come to the heart and as long as the heart’s function is intact, there is always hope of healing. Nei Jing Su Wen In Traditional Chinese medicine, the Heart organ system is likened to a benevolent, … [Read more...] about What Does Your Heart Desire? TCM and the Heart Organ System
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
Is it just me or does it seem like Spring has sprung?!? After a particularly cold and snowy February, it’s delightful to see a streak of sunny days with blue skies in early March. This is the season to support our liver and gall bladder, as we instinctively eat less to gently cleanse our bodies of … [Read more...] about Lentil Salad with Spring Veggies, Mint and Yogurt Sauce
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?
Here's what you've all been waiting for! An easy, restorative, nourishing and delicious soup that supports the immune system, balances our yin and yang and touches on all five of the Five Flavors. The 3 key, must-have ingredients you need to make this soup are turmeric, ginger and garlic. I've … [Read more...] about Part 2: Food As Medicine: Restorative Turmeric, Ginger, Garlic and Noodle Soup
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