Category Common Cold

Wild Rose Immune Boosting Tea from By The Handful

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 […]

Cold And Flu Season Tidbits- How East Asian medicine can help

Originally posted on Stick Out Your Tongue:
Fall at Bennington Lake, Walla Walla As I write this, some children have already gone back to school. A second wave will start right after Labor Day weekend, and college students will be in class by the end of the month. Parents, teachers, and students know the drill.…

Cold & Flu Fighting Tips for Holiday Travel

My best advice to avoiding seasonal colds and flus is to take prevention seriously. When that first coworker or patient shows up with a cold, that is when I double check am I doing my basic self care of adequate sleep, hydration, and eating well? The holidays are an easy time to slack of on […]

A Guide to Autumn Foods to Improve Health- an East Asian Medicine Perspective

To my dear readers, I apologize for my blogging hiatus. I am happy to announce that my husband and I bought a house, moved, and have had a handful of other positive stressors during the month of October. I needed a bit more balance in my life, hence the blogging break. But now I am […]

The Wet Sock Treatment To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

  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 they start to rear their sneaky little […]

Cold And Flu Season Tidbits- How East Asian medicine can help

As I write this, some children have already gone back to school. A second wave will start right after Labor Day weekend, and college students will be in class by the end of the month. Parents, teachers, and students know the drill. School starts. Immune systems mingle, fraternize, share drinks, and maybe even some slightly […]