Category Chinese Medical Nutrition

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 […]

Did You Know You Can Use Food To Balance Your Hormones?

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 […]

Bone Broth In Chinese Dietetics

By Kyle Rhodes             Bone broth is definitely one of those trendy foods we hear so much about across food blogs and nutritional platforms, but how is it seen in Chinese medicine? Broths have been used in Chinese cooking for millennia, not only for nutrition but for healing as well (which, as we know, are […]

Four Herbs to ingest now for Better Immunity in the Fall

Boosting our immunity requires time. One cannot expect to ingest high doses of Vitamin C the week before cold and flu season and have great success. However, with a some regular care and attention to immunity over the spring and summer months, we can expect great results come fall. The following four herbs have a […]

Why you need congee in the Spring

  I was asked the other day whether congee was still a therapeutic food for the spring time. The answer is, yes! Congee is generally a great nourishing food for the spleen-stomach system, which is central to our overall health. Because its flavors are not too rich, spicy or extreme in any sense, it can […]

Nourishing the Blood

Blood deficiency is a common pattern that underlies many ailments in Chinese Medicine. It can be a key factor in resolving chronic pain issues, insomnia, anxiety or depression. It can also be an important factor in many other ailments such as constipation, menstrual irregularities, headaches, migraines or forgetfulness. Nourishing the blood to treat these ailments […]

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 […]