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
The more a person learns about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the more one understands why digestion is so important to all aspects of health! It is a confusing concept to those of us steeped in Western medical theory, but even more progressive approaches and functional medicine has identified … [Read more...] about Balancing and Strengthening Healthy Digestion
Focus the mind to reduce anxiety Use this practice to focus the mind on what we desire, rather than letting anxiety and fear get the best of us. Step 1: Release the past. If our mind is cluttered with memories of yesterday or anxiety regarding tomorrow, we cannot truly create from a blank … [Read more...] about Creating an intention for your fertility
For each new year, we often set health-related goals. We want to eat better, exercise more, balance our lives, and try to behave in a kinder way in our world. When we strive for balance, we don’t often think about balancing our physical health and our emotional health. We tend to focus on the … [Read more...] about Finding Balance When the World Seems Out of Balance.
As the dark nights and short days of winter are upon is, it is not uncommon to feel more tired, lower energy, and a desire to stay inside a warm house and cozy up with a good book. For many of us, this is a passing experience that can be cured by a weekend getaway or a few sunny days. However, for … [Read more...] about Natural Cures for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the theory of “Qi Energy”. Qi energy is what guides all functions in our body – breath, movement, reproduction, digestion are all functions of qi. In TCM, every organ has Qi energy and each organ’s qi oversees different functions of the body. … [Read more...] about Spring Liver Support