Holistic Nutrition Blog

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

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Before practicing Asian medicine, I was a florist.  Our flowers were shipped in from a distributor in Chinatown in San Francisco.  Every year at Chinese New Year boxes of delicious [...]

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–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 [...]

Basic Polenta

A staple for Native Americans, corn is both a vegetable and a grain.  The Italians also have a long standing love with polenta.  I am partial to it as a [...]

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 [...]

The Energetics of Gluten Free Grains

Sometimes we need to limit or cut out certain foods in our diet for the benefit of our health. Gluten and glutenous grains are one such food.  Our years of [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:05+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog|0 Comments

Coffee Substitutes-Getting To Know Grain Beverages

Why would you ever need to substitute something for your coffee?  That's the first question that came to mind, right?  After all many people love their coffee, it seems to [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:05+00:00 January 15th, 2018|BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog, Recipes|0 Comments