Elderberry

UPDATE:  There have been some studies that show this may not help, but hinder, any immune support with the COVID-19. ____ 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…

Winter

Winter is coming!  Having never watched Game of Thrones, I have no idea what that actually means & can only assume it’s enticing you to get prepared for the harsh reality that is the season. Prepared we shall be!  Those of you who watched can enlighten me.   In TCM, winter is a yin season. Yin…

Meridians (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

What are meridians? In Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM), there are 12 major paired meridians, that correspond with organs in the body. They are paired as yin/yang (you can think of this more like a front/back or up/down). Yin is feminine, dark and cool and yang is masculine, sun and light. They are energy “superhighways” that…

Hair

Did you know that your hair comes from sufficient blood in the body, which is primarily governed by the spleen, liver & kidney function? Yeah, I didn’t either until I had two separate hair traumas. When you’re staring down the barrel of a gun (or a lady Leo who’s mane was wrecked), you go deep…

Shiitake Bacon

(E)ars – Mushrooms Have you ever noticed that a sliced mushroom resembles a human ear. WHAT?  I know, so insane.  The doctrine of signatures asserts that mushrooms aid in the improvement in hearing.  The cool factor doesn’t end there. In Chinese Medicine, the ear is related to the kidney (yin)  and bladder (yang) channels. Mushrooms are…