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Need a quick, simple, nutritious dinner option? Try throwing together some grated-beet fajitas. Start to finish time is 20 minutes. The beet adds a sweet, satisfying flavor to these cumin rich fajita innards. Ingredients:  1 red beet 1 yellow bell pepper 1 orange bell pepper 1 red pepper 1 yellow or sweet onion 6 button mushrooms […]

Instructor Courtney Morgan of Revolver Yoga Studio demonstrates a simple lunge yoga pose from her yin yoga class

If you’re a regular reader, you know that winter is the season to strengthen your energetic reserves, and build your vitality by slowing down as presented in the post Winter: The Season of the Kidneys. Chinese medicine has specific recommendations for when  to exercise during the winter months, which I cover in the post: Exercise According […]

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We survived the holidays and January has arrived. For many of us, we indulged in our beloved holiday treats, shared ups and downs with family, friends, and loved ones. Some of us had our fair share of holiday stressors. But now the new year is upon us. Even though spring is the ideal season to […]

I am lucky to have a family filled with health care providers. My cousin just entered the esteemed world of medical nutrition. Joel Wasmann’s blog, By The Handful, focuses on local, Pacific Northwest ingredients to boost your health. As many of the Chinese sages have written in our medical texts, nutrition and our digestive system […]

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The dark winter months combined with the stress of the holiday season, can cause many of us to loose sight of some of the good in our lives. We can easily become inundated with stress or fall into a winter depression. Now is a good time to consider creating a practice that will help retrain […]

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I am posting an article by my teacher and world-renowned Qi Gong Master Liu He of the Ling Gui Qi Gong School with a few explanations written by me. Nourish Your Kidney Yin As we enter the Winter season, people may experience more yin depletion. Master Liu He advises all students at this time to […]

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The holidays can be an extra hard time for anyone with food sensitivities or allergies. It may feel overwhelming to try to tackle a gluten free Thanksgiving, but there are many options out there. Option one: would be to get creative and try to find multiple recipes that…

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What is yin?  Yin is a very large concept in Chinese medicine. You may have seen the classic yin-yang or tai ji symbol depicting the balance between yin and yang. Yin makes up the shadows, night, anything damp or wet, dense substances, and cold. Women are considered more yin. Yang makes up the opposite: sunlight, […]

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Autumn represents a shift from the busy rush of harvest to the slower paced introversion of the colder months. The last big push to harvest wraps up. The weather gets colder. Autumn weather can make us naturally inclined to drift off into introspection, memory, and nostalgia.  If we are not careful, these wanderings down memory lane […]

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Garlic, Oregano Chicken Soup to ward of a cold or flu:  It is cold and flu season again. I find it is nice to have a few nutritional tricks up your sleeve to boost immunity. This soup is best utilized when someone in your family first starts showing signs of a cold or flu. You can […]

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