Tag Archives: nutrition

Honey, Sesame Walnut Treats To Nourish Yin

By Tara Gregory The root of all Chinese medical theory is the concept of yin and yang. When the yin and yang of the body are in balance, there is health and vitality. When they fall out of balance, symptoms and illness arise. Everything in our body can be broken down into a category of yin […]

How to Cultivate Yin and Hydration in the Heat of Summer

We’re now a couple weeks past the summer solstice, and many of us are enjoying the extra daylight hours and the hustle and bustle of summer play. The solstice marks an important time for our health. It  marks the longest day of the year -a time that is considered peak ‘yang.’ Yang represents activity, heat, […]

What I eat in a day: advice from an acupuncturist and triathlete

By Sara O’Byrne A few months ago I sat down at a bar and ordered some food while watching a basketball game. The couple next to me and I struck up a conversation and they were surprised to learn I’m an acupuncturist – because I was eating bar food. I don’t make bar food a […]

Home care for healthy connective tissue

Athletes, weekend warriors and those of us who engage in less physical activity all can suffer from aches and pains related to our muscles, tendons and ligaments. Many of our daily activities encourage our muscles to tighten, like sitting at a computer, carrying heavy objects, or standing in place for long periods of time. Treatment […]

Learning To Enjoy Vegetables

  This week I became inspired by the article: No Diet, No Detox: How To Relearn The Art Of Eating. This remarkable article discusses the myriad reasons as to why the Western world continues to struggle with food choices. If you like any of my thoughts on the matter, please read the article for yourself. It truly […]

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 […]

Can you eat a raw food diet? Let your poop be your guide

   I am not here to put down the raw food diet, or any diet for that matter. I want to spread the joy of being able to use your own body as a guide to whether or not your digestive system is happy with the diet of your choice. Your poop will be your […]

Ten Day Protocol to Reboot Your Diet After The Holidays

We survived the holidays and January has arrived. For many of us, we indulged in our beloved holiday treats, shared ups and downs with family, friends, and loved ones. Some of us had our fair share of holiday stressors. But now the new year is upon us. Even though spring is the ideal season to […]

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, […]