Elderberry

Let’s talk about how to build immunity, shall we? With all the talk about coronovirus, and just in general, we should get to know the natural antiviral wonder known as Elderberry, also known as Sambucus. Elderberry has been used medicinally since the days of Hippocrates. You know, the dude credited with being the father of…

Coffee and Cashew Cream

Coffee and Cashew Cream Oh that first cup of coffee in the morning! It’s magical! It’s delightful! It’s one of the first things I think about upon waking! I love the smell, I love the taste, especially with a splash of nondairy creamer in all it’s splendor. I’m naturally caffeinated so I really, truly only…

Anger

Anger Do you walk around feeling angry, irritable? Are you so tightly wound you’re wired for sound? Are you craving sour foods like it’s your job? These are clues that your body is trying to tell you something, like perhaps you have stagnation in your liver/gallbladder. Stay with me here. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each…

How to Find an Acupuncturist

Are you curious about acupuncture and cupping but aren’t sure how to find an acupuncturist or know exactly why you’d go? No two acupuncturists are the same. It’s important to find someone who will be a good fit for you. Keep in mind, this is a relationship that will be built on trust and respect. Remember,…

Cupping

What is cupping? You’ve seen people sporting those cool red marks on their bodies, and you’ve wondered wtf it is, wtf it does and why the f they do it? I love it and it is usually part of my weekly acupuncture routine. Cupping is a therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM) in which heated…

Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM) that involves an acupuncturist, someone who goes through intense schooling and certification, inserting very thin needles through a person’s skin at specific points (350!) along the meridian lines on the body, to various depths. The goal is to balance the energy…

Citrus – Doctrine of Signature

Doctrine of Signature – Citrus You may be thinking to yourself “boobs!” If you are, you’re not wrong. And I’m not gonna tell you to get your mind out of the gutter. Mine is perpetually there. Just know the doctrine of signature asserts that citrus fruit is good for your tatas as they not only…

Dark Leafy Greens – An Overview

Dark Leafy Greens There is quite a debate as to which is the most nutrient dense and which one is the darling of the health moment. Spinach, arugula, kale, collards, Swiss chard, cabbage, romaine, bok choy. There are numerous choices. Bottom line, they’re all good for you, with the exception of those on blood thinners…

Eye Health

Eye Health Do you think the eyes are the window to your soul? I do. They’re also windows into your health. In Chinese Medicine, each part of the eye corresponds with a different organ. What you eat can drastically affect the health of your eyes, including the interior parts you can’t see. Macular degeneration, a…

Ethiopian Food

Ethiopian Food Have you ever tried it? Let’s just say, it’s absolutely one of my favorites. It fills me with such joy because there is so much to eat, which is a favorite past time. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or carnivore, there’s plenty to eat and plenty to share. It’s fun, communal and you eat…