Quinoa

Quinoa Quinoa is known to the Incas as the Mother of All Grains. This ancient whole grain is gluten free, contains loads of vitamins and minerals, helps with digestive health and is a complete protein as it contains all 9 essential amino acids. Quinoa is a keeper! One of my favorite ways to prepare quinoa…

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato According to @foodimentary,  February 22 is  “National Cook a Sweet Potato Day“.  And before we cook,  let’s examine it according to The Doctrine of Signature. The sweet potato resembles the shape of our pancreas. While not often discussed, it holds an important function in our overall health. The pancreas is an organ located in…

Salt

Salt Salt, multifaceted crystalline mineral, which adds flavor to & preserves food, is made of two elements, sodium (Na) & chlorine (Cl). These elements are essential to our brain & nerves. Most of the world’s salt is harvested from salt mines or by evaporating seawater & other mineral-rich waters. Regular table salt (super white, fine…

Pericardium

Pericardium (PC) 8 – a stress buster for the ages! Feeling a little stressed in a meeting, while your sitting in traffic or just life in general? It’s interesting what feelings arise and what the body is trying to tell us. You can help yourself, give yourself the care you’re seeking, restore qi/flow and “hit…

Prana and Qi

Prana and Qi . Got Qi? Got Prana? I’ve seen both of these as bumper stickers and the answer is a resounding yes! . Similar in scope, they are a vital energy force that every person (and animal) has. It means air, and energy flow and they’re in a constant state of flux. . You’ll…

Plank Pose Benefits

Plank Everyone’s favorite yoga pose, am I right? I know, it’s no one’s favorite. It’s more of a love/hate relationship. While I’m in it, I calm myself down from a full blown plank meltdown by thinking of the many benefits of this awesome and challenging pose. Plank is a body weight exercise, which means you…

Nori

Nori Nori is is a paperlike seaweed that is known mostly as that which wraps delicious sushi rolls like a little nutritious blanket. The nori we eat is a red algae that cut and dried for culinary purposes and is a little nutrient dense wonderkind. Seaweed is a true superfood as it contains protein and…

Papaya

Papaya A fruit who’s origin is the tropics that has a soft buttery like texture with a deliciously sweet taste. #sold The seeds are edible and have a peppery flavor. Papaya contains papin, a digestive enzyme that helps break down proteins. It’s also reputed to help protect against heart disease, macular degeneration (aka eye health), rheumatoid…

Pineapple

Pineapple Raise your hand if you love pineapple 🙋🏻‍♀️♥️ There are many benefits to eating it and it’s versatility makes it easy to do so. I’ve consumed copious amounts while in Hawaii this past week and I’m not stopping anytime soon. Confession: some of that pineapple consumption has been in the form of pina colada….

Lungs and Large Intestine (Yin/Yang)

Did you know that in TCM, the lungs and large intestine form a yin and yang pair? They work together as a team. Peak Function/Hours: Lung: 3-5 am – Ever wake up during that time short of breath? LI: 5-7am – Do you wake up and immediately have to go to the bathroom (that’s good…