Pears help to moisten the lungs and protect them from dryness. If you are currently in an area impacted from smoke from forest fires, the smoke causes dry heat in the lungs. The cardamom and ginger in this recipe helps to circulate qi, and address the underlying mechanism that causes phlegm to develop. Add a […]

I often get asked about the difference between using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for health. This is a great question! While acupuncture is probably the most common modality in East Asian medicine utilized in the Western World, Chinese herbal medicine is starting to find a more prominent footing in our modern Western world. Acupuncture […]

Ingredients (serves four) 2 cups fresh raspberries (or heat up 2 cups frozen in a saucepan) 1 banana 2.5 cups milk alternative (I like to rotate these: cashew milk, coconut milk, hazelnut milk, hemp milk, etc) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup chia seeds (or 2 Tablespoons per mason jar) 1.5 tsp ground ginger (or try […]

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 […]

This is one of our favorite spring recipes. The natural sweetness of both the buckwheat noodles and peanut sauce pairs beautifully with braised bitter greens. Since the farmers market is back in full swing, you can easily pick up these seasonal greens downtown from our local farmers. Ingredients: 1-2 packages buckwheat soba noodles. Note: most […]

Hello Everyone! I have been navigating the abrupt change in moving my clinical practice to the virtual world. In the past few weeks, I have learned at least 8 new computer programs, and how to navigate more apps than I can count. At times it has been exciting to learn new skills, and others, truly […]

Earlier this week we sent out an update regarding the Coronavirus, and suggested the best course of action is to practice good personal hygiene (just like the CDC recommends), and to support our immune system through nutrition. To support the immune system, it is useful to reduce overall inflammation in the body. Typical inflammatory foods […]

Mushrooms, especially shiitake have a healthy dose of selenium, which plays an important role in the health of your immune system. This antioxidant helps lower oxidative stress in your body, which reduces inflammation and enhances immunity. Ingredients: 1/2 pounds cremini mushrooms 1/2 pound oyster mushrooms 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms one medium yellow onion 3 T olive oil 2 […]

Early spring is known for remarkable shifts in weather. One minute it could be a brilliant, mild sunny day, and a moment later winds drive in a hail storm that last for only 20 minutes. Some spring days will take you on an adventure through all four seasons in a 24 hour cycle. This is […]

From a Chinese medicine perspective, seeds are little packages of Jing. The Chinese character for Jing, 精 has two meanings wrapped into it. One part of the character describes Jing as vitality and the other essence. Together they impart the description of something that is so refined and yet so subtle that it is essentially a distillation […]