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5 Element Theory (Wu Hsing)

March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Like Yin/Yang theory, the 5 Elements (or Wu Hsing) are a founding principle of Chinese medicine.  Each of the 5 Elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water & Wood) describes the natural dynamic flow of Qi [...]

Class: Managing Seasonal Allergies–April 11

March 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Class: Managing Seasonal Allergies–April 11

Wednesday, April 11th 5-7:30 This class will cover how seasonal allergies manifest from both an Eastern and Western perspective, including detailed Asian medicine (Chinese medicine) assessment and symptom identification.  Those with food allergies and sensitivities [...]


March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Colcannon - This blissfully simple dish is the epitome of Irish comfort food. Though it often only appears around St. Patrick's Day for many, it's a staple at the Irish table. Like so many traditional [...]

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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!