Seasons

Bitter – The Flavor Of The Fire Element

Whoever coined the phrase “bitter hearts” was on the right track. The bitter flavor directly influences our Heart. Bitter - even its name can make us cringe, and it [...]

The Liver In Asian Medicine – Controller Of Vision & Planning

"Happy Livers bend like bamboo no matter what you have to go through." I remember chuckling, when I heard one of my students chanting this mantra in the Amma [...]

By |2021-01-03T19:06:13+00:00January 2nd, 2021|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Spring|5 Comments

Yang Is In The Air

You've probably noticed the growing sense of urgency and the desire to move, go faster, do things quicker in the air lately.  People seem a little more anxious, a [...]

By |2021-01-08T01:30:04+00:00January 2nd, 2021|BLOGS, Seasons, Spring|2 Comments

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This soup is light and bright. The sour flavor stimulates the digestion and senses.  You control the sour flavor here. I like my soup very [...]

By |2021-01-03T19:58:38+00:00January 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

Nettle Pesto

Nettle Pesto - Stinging nettles do sting, but you can eat them and they are a fantastic herb with amazing nutritional benefits. A quick blanch of the leaves and you [...]

By |2021-01-03T19:54:15+00:00January 1st, 2021|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 [...]

Pucker Up – The Sour Flavor In Health & Healing

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 [...]

Winter’s Energetics–The Season Of The Water Element

As Autumn gives way to Winter’s chilly darkness we should feel an urge to slow down and rest more. Winter is a time of reflection and introspection, a time [...]

By |2020-12-22T19:23:54+00:00December 21st, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Winter|1 Comment

Winter – Eating With The Seasons

Winter is the time for warm foods! Especially if you live in a place that has cold winters like Idaho, my home. Corresponding to the Water element and its [...]

By |2020-12-22T19:24:25+00:00December 21st, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Winter|3 Comments
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