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The purpose of my website is to help bring the incredible knowledge of Asian medicine (Chinese medicine), Holistic nutrition and living in harmony with the seasons. Originally, I started this website as a resource for my students and clients. I’m happy to say it has evolved into much more. I hope you find it helpful.


I am working on my teaching schedule for 2019 and for the next few weeks I will take input and requests before filling in my calendar. I know use the Zoom platform to record and stream all my classes allowing for those who aren’t in Boise to take them.


Am I confused? You may notice that both words appear on this site. I was trained to refer to what I offer and teach as Chinese medicine, however most of my training descends through a Korean lineage and I have training in Japanese healing arts as well. I’m choosing to use the word Asian so as to include and honor and acknowledge the traditions of these cultures that I use in my teaching and practice. It’s semantics that I feel need to evolve, so I will be going through and editing all blogs and pages to read Asian medicine.

Be well–April


Learn the benefits of harmonizing and eating with the seasons.



Cranberry Apple Gingerbread Cobbler

December 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Cranberry Apple Gingerbread Cobbler - Moist, rich and dense this is an unusual cobbler reminiscent of traditional holiday cooking. I use Blackstrap molasses which is slightly heavier but more nourishing to the blood. - For [...]

Winter’s Energetics–The Season Of The Water Element

December 2nd, 2018|1 Comment

As Autumn gives way to Winter’s chilly darkness we should feel an urge to slow down and rest more. Winter is a time of reflection and introspection, a time to rest and conserve your [...]

Winter – Eating With The Seasons

December 2nd, 2018|2 Comments

Winter is the time for warm foods! Especially if you live in a place that has cold winters like Idaho, my home. Corresponding to the Water element and its organs, the Kidney and Bladder, Winter [...]


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!