Ingredients:  100 g (about 10-12 )shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1 tsp light colored soy sauce 1 T minced garlic 1 T avocado oil 3 Pak Choi Instructions:  Pull apart the leaves of the pak choi and wash thoroughly. In a skillet or wok heat the avocado oil over medium heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add […]


  The main motivation for me in writing this post is to help you protect your health by helping you pick the right time to cleanse. I witness many people turning to various fasts and cleanses in early January. The goal is to lose weight and counteract holiday overindulgences. The idea of cleaning out your system from […]


Happy holidays from us at Stick Out Your Tongue and Thompson Family Acupuncture Clinic! Here’s to seeing the light slowly return with each passing day. May your holidays be filled with warmth, good conversation, good company, good cheer, health, and the light to shine on all that you love. Much love to each and everyone […]


This autumn my husband and I have become enamoured with celeriac. That somewhat frightening knobby, gnarly root ball that appears in CSAs and grocery stores in late autumn, packs a large amount of flavor. If you are unfamiliar with celeriac, it is also known as root celery or celery root and is related celery. The root […]


Give a slew of shiny, gold stars to REI this November for their campaign #OptOutside. I am super grateful that a corporation is promoting healthy bodies and healthy relationships for this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. If you are unfamiliar with the campaign, REI is choosing to close its doors on Black Friday to allow their employees […]


“When we allow time to honor reflection in the autumn, we are aligning with the flavor and nature of the season.”

My first truly satisfying homemade pho

I’ve been experimenting with homemade pho broth for about seven months now. Initially, I starting experimenting to try to cut down on our dining out budget, but when our local pho restaurant decided to close down early this summer, I felt a renewed sense of urgency. There are many pho recipes on the interwebs and combing […]


This past week a vast number of online news and gossip sources have referenced an Austrian study that seems to have linked a love of bitter flavored foods such as black coffee, beer, and kale to having psychopathic, sadistic, and Machiavellian tendencies. If you managed to miss hearing about this study, you can read more […]

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? I know what you’re thinking.  Wet socks sound like some sort of medieval torture protocol, or a easy way to ruin a beautiful day. While it may seem weird and equally unappealing, this is a simple treatment that can help alleviate cold and flu symptoms right as…

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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…


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