Holistic Nutrition Blog

The Energetics And Healing Properties Of Cranberries

It's cranberry season! These bright little gems often grace many a Thanksgiving table, their tartness adding a welcome vibrancy to turkey's muted flavors. Sadly, the holiday table is sometimes [...]

Basic Congee (Shi Fan, Jook)

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 |2019-10-17T15:42:14+00:00October 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Our Love Affair With Chocolate & Understanding The Energetics of Chocolate

Who doesn't love a little chocolate? In the western culture, our love affair with chocolate began only a few hundred years ago. That's a relatively short time compared to [...]

By |2019-10-17T15:57:33+00:00October 17th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog|1 Comment

All About Apples

The year my daughter Clara was born we were lucky enough to have access to our friend's ancient and over-productive apple trees.  We had bushels.  We ate them fresh, [...]

Cinnamon! A Very Yang Spice

Oh, the wonderful, warming smell and taste of cinnamon. Who doesn't love it? Cinnamon has been used in the Asian cultures since time immemorial, so to say that it [...]

12 Tips For Handling Heartburn And Indigestion

Digestive disturbances affect nearly everyone at some point in their life and it's estimated that 40% of Americans will suffer from heartburn at least once each month - ouch. [...]

Bodacious Borscht

Vibrant in color and flavor, borscht is a classic middle European soup with nearly as many variations on the recipe as there are languages in [...]

By |2019-10-03T18:50:16+00:00October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Boiling Down The Basics Of Molasses

My daughter Clara is studying abroad in Ireland. She's thriving and doing well and like most first year college students she's had some adjustments to make. After a particularly [...]

Autumn–Eating With The Seasons

Eating in Autumn Autumn corresponds to the Metal element in the 5 Element theory of Asian (Chinese) medicine and rules the Lungs and Colon.    To embrace Autumn choose [...]

The Energetics Of Alcohol

A blog by request - Just before the last holiday, I had several conversations with clients about alcohol. There was the usual question, "I know, alcohol is bad, right?" [...]

By |2019-09-25T02:35:02+00:00September 22nd, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog|0 Comments