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Class: Amma Apprenticeship 2018 Meeting-June 20th, 5:30

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Ready to learn something new? This is a planning meeting is for those who are interested in my Amma Therapy Apprenticeship that I plan to begin in September.Save  I will look at who is [...]

Rhubarb–Spring’s Clearing And Cooling Vegetable

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Grandma June had a monstrous rhubarb plant that covered the edge of pathway leading to berry patches.  Every Spring we harvested the stalks for strawberry rhubarb pie, jellies, jams or to freezing them later [...]

Cherries–Nature’s Blood Cleanser

May 15th, 2018|1 Comment

It's time for cherries!  If you've ever picked cherries, likely you have an appreciation for how much labor goes into caring for and harvesting the delicate, tart orbs. You have just a few short [...]

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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!