Seasons

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 [...]

By | 2018-12-04T00:35:28+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog, Winter|0 Comments

Nuts! A Look At The Energetics Of Nuts

Late summer to early winter is the peak harvest time for nuts. Nature's little powerhouses, nuts possess all the energy, nutrients and materials to create a towering, strong tree, [...]

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 [...]

Soups On!

What a marvelous resource soup is for the thrifty cook - it solves the ham-bone and lamb-bone problems, the everlasting Thanksgiving turkey, the extra vegetables.  Julia Child Soups have [...]

By | 2018-11-06T20:15:21+00:00 November 6th, 2018|BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

The Energetics Of Pumpkin Pie Spice

Autumn is here which means pumpkins and pumpkin pie spice.  So what makes up the sweet warm combination that spice lovers seem to lose their collective minds over each [...]

Warm To The Core

Let's warm your core up! The Asian cultures have a long tradition of dressing to protect the abdomen and the lower back and with good reason - the Kidneys [...]

By | 2018-12-03T23:39:02+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

Cinnamon Simmered Chicken

Chicken simmered slowly with cinnamon sticks and soy sauce. Nice and warming on a cold winter’s day, this will make your house smell fabulous. You [...]

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 [...]

Autumn’s Energetics–The Season Of The Metal Element

Autumn's arrival shifts the Qi that had been expanding outward (Yang) in the Summer to begin to shift inward (Yin).  We glide through Late Summer at the equinox and [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:53:51+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, Autumn, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons|0 Comments

Windy Conditions

My brief visit to Ireland reminds me of how lovely or problematic a blustery day can be. Never mind doing your hair, it's going to [...]

By | 2018-09-30T17:05:19+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|2 Comments