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Key Summer Tips For Optimal Health This Summer

In Chinese medicine, the summer is related to the heart. The heart is thought to be the fire organ of the body (each organ gets an element), and the heart fire will easily ‘blaze out of control’ when certain conditions arise. Heart fire blazing in Chinese medicine could be one of many conditions, such as […]

Farmer’s Market Recipes: Chilled Pea Soup

Peas are back in season in Walla Walla and you can find them at the Downtown Walla Walla Farmer’s Market this coming weekend. Normally, I focus on warm, cooked, or lightly steamed foods to help make items more readily digestible, but I experimented with this recipe during a particularly hot time last year and could […]

Recipes To Keep You Cool In The Summer

In Chinese medicine, each season corresponds to a color, an organ system, and a flavor.  Since each season brings different weather patterns, temperatures, and amount of sunlight, they predispose us to certain health imbalances.  In summer, we have to protect ourselves from overheating, getting sunstroke, getting headaches from dehydration, and possibly fighting irritability from either […]