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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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   I am not here to put down the raw food diet, or any diet for that matter. I want to spread the joy of being able to use your own body as a guide to whether or not your digestive system is happy with the diet of your choice. Your poop will be your […]

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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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