Asian Medicine Blog

Windy Conditions

It's a blustery day! Each of the 5 Seasons in Asian medicine has a climatic nature or condition that corresponds with that season.  These climates are simply part of the [...]

By | 2018-02-25T19:52:58+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|2 Comments

Curing With Congee

Congee, Shi-Fan (literally, rice water) or Jook. Whatever name you give it, rice porridge has been the foundation of nutritional healing since...well, we started playing with fire and cooking. [...]

By | 2018-02-25T21:34:24+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Recipes|0 Comments

Considering Cancer

Cancer isn't an easy topic for many people. The likelihood is that cancer will affect us or someone we know at some point in our lives--it is one of [...]

Loving Chocolate–Understanding The Energetics of Chocolate

Who doesn't love a little chocolate? Theobroma Cacao is a much loved and very powerful food living up to its ancient name as the food of the gods.   [...]

By | 2018-02-12T22:50:44+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog|1 Comment

Pucker Up–Using The Sour Flavor

Oranges, lemons, limes, kumkats and vinegar.... If you haven't already started salivating, you will soon.  Each of the 5 Flavors (sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and salty) all have medicinal properties [...]

Spring’s Energetics–The Season Of The Wood Element

Welcome to Spring! When does Spring really begin? For most Western cultures, we correlate the start of spring with the spring equinox, around March 20-21st.  But all of us know [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:04+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|1 Comment

Spring–Eating With The Seasons

Spring's natural energy is to lighten up and move forward, shaking off the deep, slumbering and contemplative state of winter and the foods of spring perfectly support this.  They give [...]

Gluten–A Damp And Sticky Situation

Our culture has a problem with gluten. I am sometimes asked by clients (or they assume) that I don't eat gluten because it is "bad" for you.  No, I eat [...]