Author Archives: Lindsey Thompson

Immune supportive Meal Plans

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 […]

Mushroom Thyme Soup (Dairy Free and Immune boosting)

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 […]

Reducing Springtime Mood Swings With Dietary Tidbits

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 […]

How to Treat Seasonal Allergies with Acupuncture

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you may be starting to feel the early twinges of springtime allergies. In a previous post, “Spring time allergies? Start Treating Them In the Winter,”  I discussed how the ideal treatment plan for seasonal allergies is to treat the allergies for a full season before your trouble season (roughly […]

Home Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Cold and Flu Remedies

Cold and flu season is here, and we at Stick Out Your Tongue are here to help you navigate the waters of home remedies for colds and flu prevention. Chinese medicine has a lot of advice for how to avoid or quickly overcome a cold or flu. You do not have to suffer for weeks […]

Curried lime butternut squash salad

Ingredients: 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 T curry 1 tsp maple syrup 1 T olive oil 3-4 cups arugula or mesclun greens pumpkin seeds to garnish Dressing 2 T olive oil 2 T champagne vinegar juice of 1/2 lime 1 tsp fresh thyme 1/4 tsp maple syrup Instructions: Preheat […]

Nutritional Support for Vegetarians with Blood Deficiency and/or Anemia

There is quite a bit that we can do to support and even overcome blood deficiency with nutrition based on Chinese medicine. Sometimes if it is severe or has been going on for many years, it is also helpful to seek out the care of an acupuncturists to pair with your home-based nutritional focus.

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE 101

I’m often asked about the safety, efficacy, and benefit of using Chinese herbal medicine. Chinese herbal medicine maintains a historical longevity beyond most practices of herbal medicine. Chinese herbalism is older than the practice of acupuncture–over 2000 years. It is also one of the few herbal practices that did not receive persecution until the Cultural Revolution […]

Year of the Yin Earth Pig

Happy Chinese New Year! Today we leave the year of the earth dog, and move into the year of the yin earth pig. For those of you that are fascinated by other cultures, and especially horoscopes, reading up on the forecast for the yin earth pig year can be a truly fun experience. I love […]

Honey Miso Glazed Salmon

I’m testing out recipes that combine some of the key elements of Chinese medical nutrition for the winter season. In winter it is a great idea to eat black foods (the color associated with the kidney and bladder organs), and the flavors bitter and salty that help to consolidate, store, and descend qi. Warming foods […]