Seasons

Windy Conditions

My brief visit to Ireland reminds me of how lovely or problematic a blustery day can be. Nevermind doing your hair, it's going to be [...]

Sorrel Soup

Bright sorrel is one of my first spring greens to pop up. Actually, it grows strong in the spring, dies back in the heat and comes back in the fall...love it. Sorrel's strong sour flavor helps to stimulate and decongest the Liver and Gallbladder after Winter's heavier foods. Use it in dressings, to flavor eggs or as an usual soup.

By |2020-01-19T23:42:25+00:00January 19th, 2020|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-01-19T23:15:19+00:00January 18th, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|1 Comment

Preserved Lemons

I love preserved lemons! A tradition in Mediterranean cultures, they add a vibrant taste to dishes from roast lamb and chicken to grain dishes. Though lemons don't grow where [...]

By |2020-01-12T19:49:46+00:00January 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Eat Your Colors

"So, what can I eat?" It's one of the biggest questions that I get as a Holistic Nutritionist. Frustrated clients often come to me after they have seen other [...]

Creating Healthy Eating Habits

Eating is something we do daily and let's face it - nutrition can be confusing. There are hundreds of diets and fads out there.  Some make promises and pitch [...]

Dutch Sage, Apple & Pear Sauce Cake

Grandma Niesing, a large Dutch woman,  owned a rambling farm just down the road from my grandparent’s modest farm. Though not actually related, the families [...]

By |2019-12-17T13:28:38+00:00December 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Winter Skin

Winter's weather and cold can often lead to dry, chapped and flaky skin.  Heating systems that force dry air may keep us warm and cozy, but will leech out [...]

By |2019-11-20T19:08:18+00:00November 20th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

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 [...]

Nourishing In Winter’s Depth

In Asian medicine (Chinese medicine) Winter's energetic nature is one of quiet, calm and stillness.  It's an ideal time for deep introspection, rest and restoration.  It's a fine season to [...]

By |2019-11-20T19:08:20+00:00November 19th, 2019|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments