Tag Archives: Chinese Medical Nutrition

Nutrition Video Series Has Arrived!

Two years in the making, our Chinese nutrition video series has arrived just in time for the season of Late-Summer. Late-summer is one of the most important seasons to support our immune system, our overall energy, and our physical health. Why? Because it is the season of the stomach and spleen/pancreas. These organs are the […]

Post Partum Nutrition: How to Eat Well For You and Your New Baby

In the United States, I find we spend a great deal of time educating women about pre-and perinatal nutrition to foster a healthy baby, but as soon as they give birth, women enter a wasteland of information on how to properly rebuild themselves after the process of growing a small human. If you’re a woman considering […]

Avoid Fasting/Cleansing In Winter

  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 […]

Stellar Homemade Pho Broth

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 […]

Bitter is the flavor of the heart, not necessarily sadism

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 […]

Heal Yourself With Food: Food Therapy For Yin Deficiency

What is yin?  Yin is a very large concept in Chinese medicine. You may have seen the classic yin-yang or tai ji symbol depicting the balance between yin and yang. Yin makes up the shadows, night, anything damp or wet, dense substances, and cold. Women are considered more yin. Yang makes up the opposite: sunlight, […]

Delicious Chicken Soup to Ward Off A Cold or Flu

Garlic, Oregano Chicken Soup to ward of a cold or flu:  It is cold and flu season again. I find it is nice to have a few nutritional tricks up your sleeve to boost immunity. This soup is best utilized when someone in your family first starts showing signs of a cold or flu. You can […]

Heal Yourself With Food: Three Steps to Treat Fatigue and Qi Deficiency

What is qi?  Qi (pronounce chee) is essentially our energy. The Chinese character for qi represents steam rising off of rice, and many scholars translate it as the substance without form that we get from our food and nutritious beverages. Our qi circulates through our body giving life force or energy to our muscles, our organs, […]

Heal Yourself With Food: An Introduction To Chinese Medical Nutrition

The backbone of Chinese medicine is learning how to use your food as your first line of defense against illness and imbalance in your body. In this way, your food is your first go-to medicine. If food alone does not correct the issue, then you need to add in stronger interventions such as acupuncture, Chinese […]