Holistic Nutrition Blog

10-12 Day Juice Fast

Personally, this is my favorite cleanse and I've done it most springs since getting out of high school. At the time, I was practicing Aikido and along with it [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Violet Creme Filled Crepes With Blueberry & Violet Sauce

Violet Creme Filled Crepes With Blueberry & Violet Sauce - I love eating flowers. Their bright colors and sweet yet bitter flavor add vibrancy to meals from simple salads to [...]

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 [...]

Miso Nutbutter Spread

My favorite way to get kids a little extra protein and probiotics.  You can play around with different flavors of miso and nut combinations. My family is partial to a [...]

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Before practicing Asian medicine, I was a florist.  Our flowers were shipped in from a distributor in Chinatown in San Francisco.  Every year at Chinese [...]

Chew On This! Why Chewing Is So Important

I have made it a rule to give every tooth of mine a chance, and when I eat to chew every bite 32 times. To this rule I owe [...]

Fabulous Fiber

“Eat your muffin, it’s full of bran—it will make you move.”  I’m not sure which was more bothersome at 14, eating the dry, flavorless muffin being presented to me [...]