Seasons

Pucker Up–Using The Sour Flavor

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 properties [...]

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 [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:04+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|1 Comment

Basic Polenta

A staple for Native Americans, corn is both a vegetable and a grain.  The Italians also have a long standing love with polenta.  I am partial to it as a [...]

Warm To The Core

Baby, it's cold outside.  Now that you have an ear worm to pester you for the day, let's talk about keeping the core of the body warm. The Asian cultures have [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:07+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

Replenishing In Winter

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 spend [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:07+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Winter|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 often leech out [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:07+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

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 to [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:08+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Winter|1 Comment

Winter–Eating With The Seasons

Winter is the time for warm foods! Corresponding to the Water element and its organs, the Kidney and Bladder,  Winter is time of storage and introspection.  It's a wonderful time to [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:08+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Winter|2 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 may choose to thicken the [...]

White Bean, Leek & Butternut Squash Soup

This lovely is surprising simple, yet very hardy and tonifying.  The flavors aren’t overly strong or powerful.  Serve with nice crusty piece of molasses bread and you have a wonderful [...]