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
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
Autumn is the time for root vegetables!! This delicious soup is a great way to get beets into your diet and have a hearty, delicious meal. To make a soup with a thicker consistency, add more tomato paste. Feel free to spice it up with other vegetables, spices or meat. Ingredients 2 medium … [Read more...] about Beet Borscht
Digestion is one of the most important functions in Chinese medicine. We ARE what we EAT! So much of Chinese medical treatment and recommendations are directed towards healthy eating and digestion. For most of us, these principles are difficult to adhere to during the holiday season. Here are some … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving: Tips for Eating Well During the Holiday Season