Bitter–The Flavor Of The Fire Element

Whoever coined the phrase “bitter hearts” was right.  Bitter is the flavor that goes directly to the Heart.   Bitter. Even its name can make us cringe, and it’s certainly [...]

Keeping Cool–Handling Summer’s Heat

We love our Summer and sunshine here in Boise.  It's time to be in the garden, rivers and mountains.  From late Spring into early Summer the temperature can swing nearly 40 [...]

Summer–Eating With The Seasons

Welcome to Summer!  Longer, warmer days encourage us to be more active, spending greater time outdoors. The sun's warmth encourages growth and maturation. Plants thrive and begin sharing their abundance with us. [...]

Summer’s Energetics–The Season Of The Fire Element

Summer, the season of the Fire Element, has arrived!  The days are long and the bright sunshine invites us outdoors to work in our gardens or play in the sun. [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, My Blogs, Seasons, Summer|0 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 lemony, so I usually use [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Common Conditions, My Blogs, Spring, Spring recipes|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 know [...]