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Nourishing Teenage Athletes

April 20th, 2018|0 Comments

The first year that Clara was on a regional volleyball team I realized how very unaware some people are of the nutritional needs--especially those of the young athlete. We were down in Salt Lake, [...]

Merry Mints–The Energetics Of Mints

April 18th, 2018|2 Comments

Basil, apple, sage and spearmint; Oregano, catnip, pineapple and peppermint; To many dishes their flavor they've lent; Yet why is one not called merriment? Grandma June grew a peppermint bush next the water spigot [...]

Class: Well Nourished–Holistic Nutrition & Food Energetics–May 9th-30th

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

4 Wednesday, May 9-30th, 5:15-7:45, $245 I am passionate about food and how it nourishes us from the most simple to the profound levels of our being. If you have ever worked with me [...]

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Learn The Energetic Nature Of Foods

Asian (Chinese) medicine’s energetic approach to food categorizes all foods by their actions in the body. Foods affect us by their temperature. Cucumbers cool, while garlic and ginger heat the body. Each of the 5 Flavors -sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and salty- also have specific energetics. They each enter certain organs and nourish and support them.  In excess or deficiency, each flavor can manifest disharmonies.   Freezing in winter?  Eat a root vegetable stew with a few warm pungents rather than raw leafy greens.  Hot in the summer?  Have more cooling natured foods.  The more you apply it, the simpler it becomes. I created this chart to help bring this simple, yet profound philosophy of food knowledge into regular house holds. 

Get the chart here!