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 Europe.  Summer borscht is often [...]

Oh, Honey! Bees’ Wonderful Gifts

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for [...]

Vegetable (Potassium) Broth

Potassium broths are wonderful for quickly increasing the mineral absorption of the body.  They are useful for athletes during extreme conditioning, for those who are weak and recovering from illness [...]

Fasting & Cleansing–General Rules For Engagement

Welcome! If you are reading this post it is likely that you are considering a cleanse or fast. There are many different types of cleanses and fasts, just like the [...]

Thirty Day Gentle Cleanse

This cleanse is designed to eliminate the toxins that have been accumulated in the body for years.  Most of these toxins enter the system from the polluted water, air and food [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|0 Comments

10-12 Day Juice Fast

Personally, this is my favorite cleanse, and I've done it most springs ever since I started practicing. The only exceptions were when I was pregnant or nursing.   It take [...]

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Instructions For Coffee Or Licorice Root Enemas

Enemas are great tools to have in your healthcare toolbox. Often misused and misunderstood just mentioning them often triggers a reaction in people.  At one end of the spectrum a [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|0 Comments

Yin & Yang–Understanding Opposites

The principles of Yin and Yang, a foundational theory of Asian medicine, is both profound and very simplistic.   The two represent the dynamic opposites seen all throughout nature.  They are not [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, My Blogs|0 Comments

The Nutrient Qi Cycle

Ever wonder why some physical complaints seem to pop up at a certain time? Understanding the Nutrient Qi Cycle or Cycle of Tides might be helpful. Qi (pronounced "chee"), a [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|1 Comment

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 [...]