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If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed that my posting dwindled over the past few months. This has been due to a combination of growth in my professional practice and a new project that I am working on with Revolver Yoga Studio. I’ll tell you more about this special […]

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Ingredients: 1 head of kale or collard greens Juice of one medium lemon 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced optional: a dash of salt and pepper Directions: Thoroughly wash the greens. Roughly chop into two-inch segments and place into a stove-top steamer already set up with water in the bottom for steaming. Turn […]

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The Earth Yin-Yang Pair:  The Spleen/Pancreas and the Stomach  *note: the Spleen in Chinese medicine is responsible for the tasks of both the pancreas and the spleen as we know them in Western science. Some think it was mistranslated as spleen, but the roles attributed to the ‘Spleen organ’ truly encompass both the pancreas’ and […]

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Ingredients: 1/2 pound of asparagus 8 medium eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 large garlic clove 1-2 tsp fresh lemon thyme about 1/4 cup of chevre pinch of pepper 1/2 medium yellow onion 1 T butter Instructions: Preheat your oven to 350. Rub a pie plate thoroughly with butter — make sure to get both the […]

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This early in the spring, we have the first tastes of tender, bright fresh lettuces, mixed greens, lots of radishes, and asparagus. You can make a delicious and simple salad that brings all the delight of spring to your dinner table. Ingredients 3 radish 1/2 pound of steamed asparagus 1 bunch of fresh spring, greens […]

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  I love East Asian medicine because of the rich understanding it has of the human body. Each human being is treated purely as an individual. Even if five people have acid reflux, they could all have a different underlying reason that causes the acid reflux. Each person in this example needs a different, individualized […]

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In our last post Spring Tis’ The Season of The Liver And Gallbladder, we discussed that spring is indeed the season of the liver and gallbladder. Spring is also the best suited time in Chinese medicine to support a detox diet or protocol. The energy of spring supports the liver and gallbladder both energetically and physically, […]

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Originally posted on Stick Out Your Tongue:
In Traditional East Asian Medicine our bodies are a microcosm of the natural world. Each organ system is related to a season, an aspect of nature, a cognitive function, a body tissue, and an emotion. March marks the beginning of spring and the season of the Liver and…

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If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you may be starting to feel the early twinges of springtime allergies. Since our winter is wrapping up rather mildly in Eastern Washington (I’m sorry east coast), field burning and pollen are starting to affect our air quality. In a previous post, “Spring time allergies? Start Treating Them In […]

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The last two weeks, my husband and I ended up buying way too many mushrooms in our fridge. Maybe it was miscommunication, or maybe it was fate leading me to create this soup. Please forgive the lack of photographs- a technical error lead to the loss of all but the two featured images. The next time […]

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